labor unions

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SE Pa. Catholic High School Teachers Sign New, One-Year Contract

Rita Schwartz, president of Local 1776 of the Association of Catholic Teachers, says teachers voted last night by a nearly 3-1 margin to accept the new contract.

06/25/2015

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Philadelphia Catholic School Teachers Negotiate New Contract With Archdiocese

Neither side would disclose the terms of the contract until the union votes on it.

06/12/2015

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Philadelphia Airport Lease Gets Council OK and Workers Get a Raise

Included is a side deal that guarantees higher wages for baggage handlers and other employees of private contractors at PHL.

06/11/2015

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N.J. Supreme Court Lets Christie Off Hook For $1.5B Pension Funding Bill Coming Due

New Jersey’s highest court today gave the Christie administration plenty of breathing room in the battle over full funding of the state’s pension system.

06/09/2015

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Philadelphia Daily Newspapers Inch Closer to Possible Strike

Members of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia, representing about 445 workers, have authorized the union’s executive board, by a vote of 263-15, to begin strike preparations.

06/04/2015

(The current headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, in the former Strawbridge & Clothier building, near 9th and Market Streets in center city.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Daily Newspapers Move Closer to Strike

The contract negotiations involve workers at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com.

05/21/2015

(A school lunch.  File photo by Beau Wade.)

Food Workers at Phila. Schools Get New, Retroactive Contract

Cafeteria workers and noontime aides at Philadelphia public school have agreed to a new contract that calls for wage increases and work rule changes.

05/18/2015

(Defense attorney Jack McMahon speaks with reporters outside the Criminal Justice Center in 2013.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Attorney Thinks All 6 Acquitted Phila. Cops Will Try To Get Jobs Back

Two of the former officers have said they’ll seek to return to the force, but the defense team’s lead attorney says he expects the four other former cops to join the action.

05/15/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Considers Privatizing School Nurses

Schools superintendent Wiliam Hite says the cash-strapped school district is simply exploring ways to expand student health services without spending more money.

05/14/2015

(Members of Carpenters' Union Local 8 picket outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center over their exclusion from center work.  2014 file photo by Pat Loeb)

Convention Center Files Organized-Crime Lawsuit Against Carpenters’ Union

The Pennsylvania Convention Center, in center city, is taking a new tack in its battle with the carpenters’ union, which has been locked out of the facility since May 2014.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2015

(Philadelphia mayoral candidate Anthony Williams, right, shakes hands with supporters at a rally in Love Park.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Candidate Williams Concentrates on Union Support, Sidesteps Questions About School Funding

A report released by progressive groups and supporters of public education says three wealthy Main Line hedge fund partners are spending millions on advertisements for Williams in the waning weeks of the campaign.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

(As deputy police commissioner Richard Ross, deputy mayor Everett Gillison, and public safety director Mike Resnick look on, Mayor Nutter signs his executive order.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

In Wake of Justice Department Report, Mayor Nutter Creates Police Oversight Panel

Nutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department’s recent recommendations become reality.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(The 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show.  File photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Pa. Convention Center Says Shows Are Smoother, Less Expensive Under New Union Rules

The report says labor costs at this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show were down 20 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

Some gathered outside the GameStop where officer Robert Wilson III was shot and killed last week to pay tribute. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Owners of Store Where Phila. Police Officer Killed Puts Major Muscle Into Fundraising Effort

Officials with the GameStop game retailer are joining the effort to collect money for the fallen officer’s family.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

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Labor-Backed PAC Begins Airing TV Ads Supporting Kenney For Philadelphia Mayor

The first television ad of the 2015 Philadelphia mayoral race is now airing, but it was not paid for by the candidate who is being promoted.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

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