Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears that the cash-for-cellphone kiosks would prompt a rise in thefts of mobile phones.
Earlier this year, the Philadelphia Theatre Company was in a financial free fall. The bank foreclosed on its longtime home, The Suzanne Roberts Theater, putting the building up for sale. But now, thanks to a $2.5 million gift, curtains will open on the company’s 40th season this fall.
The board that oversees the 165-year-old school says the decision threatens its financial stability.
Sharon Chase says in her lawsuit that she was fired two months after talking to federal investigators about alleged payroll practices within the local restaurant chain.
More than a dozen waitstaff and bartenders have signed onto an unfair labor practices lawsuit against Chickie’s and Pete’s.
A popular local sports bar chain in Philadelphia is accused of illegally skimming tip money from its waitstaff.
“For workers who are being paid only $2.83 an hour plus tips, any reduction in the tips they earn has a huge impact on their ability to earn a living,” says an attorney who represents a former bartender.