Members of labor unions representing various groups of Philadelphia municipal workers marched around City Hall both before and after Mayor Nutter’s budget address, to push their concerns.
Nutter boasted that his $4+ billion spending plan includes no tax increases, but he warned that something must be done to meet the school district’s latest request for an additional $75 million in city funding.
According to a budget overview obtained by KYW Newsradio, additional money for inspectors will “strengthen demolition controls to ensure safe public and private demolitions.”
Sweeney, a longtime union leader, takes over after ten members of the Philadelphia union were arrested on racketeering charges.
Area elected officials and union members gathered today outside the former Nabisco and Kraft bakery in Northeast Philadelphia to protest the company decision to close the factory by early next year.
Among the alleged criminal acts was the December 2012 torching of a Quaker Meetinghouse under construction in Chestnut Hill.
Former Philadelphia city councilman Bill Green is now officially the chairman of the School Reform Commission.
A local organization that advocates for the rights of restaurant workers has issued its second annual dining guide, hoping to promote better employment practices in the city’s restaurant industry.
Rick Bloomingdale, president of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, addressed hundreds of union supporters at a capitol rally in opposition to the legislation.
Bill Ross, executive director of the Newspaper Guild, which represents newsroom workers, says the “company appears to be gridlocked.”
The Philadelphia branch of the NAACP and the antiviolence initiave “Hands Across Philadelphia” are teaming up with the Philadelphia school district to launch a new essay contest focused on black history.
Philadelphia public school teachers have been working without a contract since the start of the school year.
Engine company 66, in Roxborough, remains closed while investigators trace the source of toxic fumes that sickened some firefighters.
The fire last September, which started in the engine of an ambulance parked in one of the bays, left the Ben Franklin firehouse heavily charred.
Long-sought changes in police protection for Camden, NJ residents and businesses finally took effect this year.