Developer Brooke Lenfest (center of photo) wants to build two hotels — a “W” and an “Element” — on what is now a parking lot at 15th and Chestnut Streets.
For the more than 300 workers employed at the former Kraft Foods bakery, this is bad news.
In the latest video, an officer identified as Nace moves a sidewalk basketball backboard, then knocks it over.
Speakers denounced the 2010 “Citizens United” decision, which opened the floodgates for corporate (and, to a lesser extent, union) donations to political action committees.
More than 100 members of the American Federation of Government Employees gathered outside a Social Security building after being told they either had to go home or work with the possibility they may not get paid.
Supporters of the legislation say the situation in Philadelphia is shining a new light on the process of teacher furloughs in Pennsylvania.
Seniority has been a major issue in the ongoing negotiations between the school district and its teachers’ union.
At a City Hall news conference, the mayor said increased tax revenues now give the city a greater ability to afford the contract award, so his administration has dropped its appeal in Commonwealth Court.
The union representing thousands of transit workers in Philadlephia says they’re starting contract talks with Septa well in advance of the expiration date of their current contract.
The sound effect, along with a ten-foot-tall inflatable rat, are the centerpieces of a protest by union workers who say the hotel is using out-of-town labor for renovations.
The Philadelphia teachers’ union is mulling its legal options now that the School Reform Commisson has taken the unprecedented step of overriding the union’s contractual seniority protections.
State budget secretary Charles Zogby, in a statement, said concessions from the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers must be negotiated before that cash is released.
A judge has ordered the City of Philadelphia to pay more money into the health and welfare fund for Firefighters’ Local 22. The union had sought the emergency arbitration hearing, saying the fund was running out of money.
After 16 hours, the strike at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is over.
On Monday, state senator Barbara Buono is expected to announce her selection of a North Jersey union leader as her pick for lieutenant governor.