Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia’s carpenters union will get a chance to make their case that the Convention Center illegally locked them out of jobs there.
The year was 1993 and KYW reporters were broadcasting from the sparkling new Pennsylvania Convention Center as it opened to a red-carpet crowd.
Taking A Local Labor Dispute National, Philadelphia Carpenters Ask Democrats To Snub The Convention Center
Letters have been sent to Democratic Committee chairmen in all 50 states asking them not to use Philadelphia’s convention center when the city hosts the 2016 nomination convention.
City Council overwhelming approved the installation of two electronic advertising structures, dubbed “Urban Experiential Displays,” ranging in height from 30 to 50 feet.
The report says labor costs at this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show were down 20 percent.
A friendly crowd greeted the governor, who earlier this month proposed $2 billion in additional funding for early education in Pennsylvania over the next four years.
The governor reassured the group of his support for the state’s flourishing natural gas industry.
For the larger exhibits, like J. Downend Landscaping of Ridley Township’s 1,200 square foot Finding Nemo Underwater Adventure theme, operations manager Tom Morris says the union help was just that – helpful, unlike previous years.
Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, says attendance the first few days of the show is exceeding expectations, so he doesn’t think weather is a factor.
The 187th Philadelphia Flower Show opened Saturday with its annual preview of spring. This year, the show celebrates Hollywood, especially Disney.
A city council committee has given the go-ahead to allowing massive, 3-D electronic billboards within a small portion of Center City, despite the objection of some residents.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center is now rolling out the red carpet for everything floral.
The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in the Wells Fargo Center, but city officials expect the Pennsylvania Convention Center to get a lot of use.
Martin O’Rourke from the Carpenters Union disputes this claim, saying members were exercising their first amendment right to protest.
The Philadelphia Auto Show in particular is a bellwether nationally of consumer preference, as a third of the attendees are likely to buy new cars in the next 12 months.