Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
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.
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.
Even as Philadelphia City Council on Thursday overrode one veto by Mayor Michael Nutter, another veto by the mayor will stand.
The original bill requiring earned sick leave covered all Philadelphia businesses, but now Councilman Bill Greenlee has amended it to exclude small firms.
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.
Philadelphia will soon become the latest U.S. city to “ban the box,” prohibiting questions about a person’s criminal record on job applications.
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.
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.
The keynote speaker was Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money” program. He was offering some mad investing tips — among them, gold.
Members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce got a lesson in giving back to the community from former Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen.
Philadelphia City Council members will debate a controversial plan that would overhaul Philadelphia’s business tax structure after the Thanksgiving holiday.
A suburban Philadelphia philanthropist who believes charity is a powerful incentive thinks he can help get Americans back to work one donation at a time.
Introduced today in Philadelphia City Council: a plan that could radically alter the city’s business tax by shifting some of the burden from local firms to large, national companies.
About three dozen people showed up for a jobs rally in center city this afternoon.