Transportation funding was one of Rendell’s biggest initiatives and biggest frustrations during his eight years as governor.
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.
That appointment is noteworthy because tourism industry officials have long privately (and occasionally publicly) blamed the carpenters for customer dissatisfaction at the center.
Committee members got an education on best practices and standards from leading local experts in the field.
Head Of Philly Construction & Trades Council: Unions Alerted L&I About Dangerous Situation At Demolition Site
Following a deadly building collapse in Center City, Pat Gillespie, the head of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, told WPHT’s Dom Giordano that the unions alerted L&I about the building before it fell.
Pat Gillespie, head of the Building Trades Council, representing unions at the center, has a seat on the board and supports a look at potentially privatizing the center’s management.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 totaled $787 billion, split about equally among tax cuts, payments to and for individuals, and public works.
The Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council is formally asking the occupiers to move off Dilworth Plaza because, it says, its members desperately need the work that a planned plaza reconstruction project would bring.
A new report about the Pennsylvania Convention Center’s operations is adding fuel to tensions between the Center and the unions that work there.