New SRC chair Marjorie Neff says the fact that Bill Green is not going to court to try to keep the chairmanship removes a potential distraction.
“He’s short again on the law he signed, so we are taking him to court for the third time, with plenty of notice,” says Wendell Steinhauer, president of the New Jersey Education Association.
He says he plans to go to Commonwealth Court for a ruling on whether Gov. Wolf had the authority to strip him of his School Reform Commission chairmanship.
The district faces an $80-million deficit next year, but SRC chair Bill Green says adding five charters won’t break the budget because four of the schools would open in 2016.
Federal regulators are being asked by Septa to continue a waiver of work rules on its commuter rail division — a waiver that the transit agency’s rail unions insist puts the safety of the riding public at risk.
“There are enough people running that people can make a wise choice,” he said.
In a major victory for the Philadelphia public schoolteachers’ union, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the School Reform Commission cannot cancel the teachers’ contract.
After five days of deliberations, a federal jury in Philadelphia has found former Philadelphia ironworkers’ union head Joseph Dougherty guilty of corruption and related offenses.
After an apparently rough four days of deliberations, the jury in the federal trial of ironworkers’ union Local 401 boss Joseph Dougherty is in recess until Tuesday.
Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. has downplayed alleged threats by Joseph Dougherty, secretly recorded, as mere “testosterone talk.”
Sean O’Donnell, who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a nonuion work site and who is cooperating with the prosecution, testified that Joseph Dougherty knew of and approved of the illegal attacks.
Icahn, who is poised to buy the Trump Taj Mahal casino-hotel, is ponying up $20 million so it can remain open while bankruptcy proceedings play out.
One former employee of an airport contractor, a wheelchair attendant, tearfully recounted being fired because of her activity in support of a fair wage.
CWA state president Hetty Rosenstein says security in the building where Coleman works has now been beefed up, but she’s not sure for how long.
The mayor believes Wolf’s election will boost the prospects for passage of dedicated, student-weighted state funding for all school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.