Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

(Supporters of mandatory paid sick leave demonstrate outside Philadelphia City Council chambers prior to a hearing on the proposed measure.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Push Paid-Sick-Leave Measure Forward Again

After a day-long hearing, a Philadelphia City Council committee hasapproved a bill that forces local businesses to offer workers paid sick leave.

03/05/2013

(Mayor Nutter speaks to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Nutter Seeks To Reassure Area’s Business Leaders On Philadelphia’s Future

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter outlined some of his priorities for the upcoming year before more than 1,400 business leaders in an address to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

02/26/2013

(Philadelphia City Council members attend a roundtable discussion about paid sick leave legislation.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Lawmaker Says He’ll Try Again For Broad Paid Sick Leave Law

City councilman-at-large Bill Greenlee in 2011 was able to get the full Council’s approval for citywide mandatory earned sick leave, but he failed to get enough votes to override Mayor Nutter’s veto.

11/19/2012

(Andrea Mitchell addresses a Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Longtime Political Reporter Andrea Mitchell Addresses Phila. Business Group

“My political roots all began here,” Mitchell recalled for the crowd, “and I think back of it often.”

10/24/2012

Diabetes Dance a thon

Philadelphia Charter School Raises Money And Awareness About Diabetes Through Dance

Students from Walter D. Palmer Learning Leadership Partners Charter School danced the night away.

03/10/2012

(An air traffic control tower at Philadelphia International Airport.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Nutter Says PHL Airport Expansion Project Is Good For Entire Region

Nutter extended an olive branch to US Airways, which last month openly questioned the need for a new runway at Philadelphia International Airport.

02/06/2012

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Toward Alteration Of City’s Business Taxes

With Philadelphia’s jobless rate in double digits, a City Council committee has okayed significant changes to the city’s business tax structure — and Mayor Nutter is on board as well.

10/24/2011

(Philadelphia City Council.  Source:  City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Approve Mandatory Sick Leave For Certain Workers

This bill, approved by a 15-2 vote, applies only to companies that win large contracts with the city. Mayor Nutter vetoed an earlier version.

10/13/2011

(Denise Early, left, of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, answers question posed by Councilman Wilson Goode.  Credit:  City of Phila. TV)

Revised Mandatory Sick Leave Bill Set For Full Philadelphia City Council Vote

After he sparred with a representative from the Chamber of Commerce, a City Council committee has approved Councilman Wilson Goode’s scaled-back version that would require paid sick leave only at large firms that have large city government contracts.

10/05/2011

(Philadelphia City Council chambers.  File photo)

City Council Fails To Resurrect Mandatory Sick Leave Measure

Even as Philadelphia City Council on Thursday overrode one veto by Mayor Michael Nutter, another veto by the mayor will stand.

09/15/2011

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Philadelphia City Council Moves To Exempt Small Firms From Paid Sick Leave Law

The original bill requiring earned sick leave covered all Philadelphia businesses, but now Councilman Bill Greenlee has amended it to exclude small firms.

06/09/2011

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Paid Sick Leave For Private Sector Workers Is On City Council’s Agenda Before Summer Recess

Legislation that would require Philadelphia companies, large and small, to provide paid sick days is back on the radar screen, and could be voted on, before City Council goes on its summer break. But it’s likely to be amended.

05/27/2011

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Philadelphia To Ban Felon Question On Job Applications

Philadelphia will soon become the latest U.S. city to “ban the box,” prohibiting questions about a person’s criminal record on job applications.

04/15/2011

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Linc Hosts Environmental Presentation For Philly Area Business Leaders

It wasn’t too long ago that going green was something reserved strictly for tree huggers. But today, the sustainability wave is sweeping across the land.

03/02/2011

by KYW's Steve Tawa

Mayor Nutter Is Hopeful For Philadelphia’s Economic Future

Mayor Nutter talked about jobs, the economy, education, and ethics – among other topics – during his annual address this past week to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

02/13/2011

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