Commuters know they can’t abandon Plan B yet.
“We’ve been calling on people to fast because now is the time,” said Lisa Sharon Harper (at lectern in photo), who works for the DC-based Sojourners.
Revel president and CEO Scott Keegan says the casino-hotel is working toward financial stability. And, he adds, that does not include closing if ownership changes.
The “Give America A Raise” bus was the centerpiece for a rally at Eakins Oval, in front of the art museum.
The emergency medical technicians would have less training and be paid less that paramedics operating Philadelphia Fire Department medic units.
“If they (the Turnpike Authority) want to be more efficient, they should look at reducing the amount of administration that they have, because that’s where the real salaries are,” state senate president Steve Sweeney says.
The coalition of union and nonunion workers chanted and held placards in a boisterous, 15-minute rally against Aker Philadelphia’s hiring pracctices.
Eighty-three percent of the principals’ union membership voted to accept the contract concessions that also require them to pay health care premiums.
“We have about 60 employees that would be impacted by this rule change,” says a Jersey shore hotel owner, “and it’s not just a snap, crackle, pop for us to solve for that without looking at the number of people we’re employing and how we would recalibrate.”
At a pretrial scheduling hearing in the case, federal prosecutor Robert Livermore said the ongoing investigation of that Philadelphia union has led to new complaints that could generate more charges.
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.