IBEW Local 98

Long-time leader of IBEW Local 98 John Dougherty. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Local Union Boss Reflects On Widespread Support Of Jim Kenney

One of the prime movers that drove results in the recent Democratic primary in Philadelphia was the leader of the Electricians’ Union, John Dougherty.

05/28/2015

(Former Pennsylvania DEP secretary John Hanger, outside IBEW Local 98 headquarters at 17th and Spring Garden Streets, talks about the Wolf administration's commitment to solar energy.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Pa. Official Says Gov. Wolf is Sold on Value of Solar Energy Industry

John Hanger, Gov. Wolf’s secretary of policy and planning, says the Wolf administration’s proposed budget includes $50 million to jumpstart solar energy programs in Pennsylvania.

05/27/2015

(Surrounded by family members and a few fellow councilmen, Ed Neilson, at left in dark suit, takes the oath of office of City Council.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Ed Neilson Sworn In, Quietly, As Philadelphia City Councilman

Neilson said he waited three months to be sworn in, in order to remain in the state House should his vote be needed on school funding.

08/14/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

AG Probes Campaign Contributions Involving Philadelphia Union Money

A spokesman for the attorney general confirms there is an investigation.

07/20/2014

(Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Local Union Tests Out ‘Rat-Mobile’ To Aid In Protests

A local union will be using a rodent on wheels to try to get its message across.

05/05/2013

Henon

Political Watchdog Looking Into Local Union Leader’s TV Commercials

The ad features Local 98 political director Henon in a Phillies jersey, urging people to hire union contractors. Nowhere in the ad does it mention that Henon is also running for City Council.

05/13/2011

(File photos)

Philadelphia City Council Votes To Close Loophole In City Election Finance Law

Philadelphia City Council today passed a bill to close a loophole in the city’s campaign financing regulations that allowed campaign donors to give more than the legal limit to city candidates.

04/14/2011