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(A rally in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art promotes raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Activists Rally on Parkway, Calling For $10.10 Minimum Wage in U.S.

The “Give America A Raise” bus was the centerpiece for a rally at Eakins Oval, in front of the art museum.

03/27/2014

(SEIU members rally for immigration reform at Love Park in June.  Credit: Molly Daly)

SEIU Members Rally In Center City In Support Of Senate Immigration Reform Bill

Members of the Service Employees International Union held the immigration reform rally Saturday afternoon in LOVE Park.

06/15/2013

(Demonstrators urge Gov. Tom Corbett to accept Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Center City Demonstrators Urge Corbett To Accept Medicaid Expansion in Pa.

“We want to take that big abstract number — 700,000 — and show these are real faces, these are real lives,” said one demonstration leader.

06/04/2013

(Photo: Publicity shots of Dick Devos, union opponent, and James P. Hoffa, union organizer)

Digital Debate: Teamster’s Hoffa & Amway Heir DeVos: Clash Over Unions!

James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.

10/29/2012

(Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Service Workers’ Union Pitches In With Pa. Voter ID Assistance

“You got your ID?” one person involved in the campaign asked passersby.

08/29/2012

(A unionized worker at the Philadelphia School District is arrested during a sitdown demonstration at Broad and Race Streets.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

14 Arrested During Midday Sit-In By Philadelphia School District Workers

It was a noisy protest by 2,000 school bus drivers and maintenance workers, marching and rallying against impending layoffs and school budget cuts.

05/23/2012

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High Rise Owners, Union Reach Contract Deal, Averting Strike

The union representing workers who clean and maintain about a hundred office buildings in Center City has agreed to a four year deal, thereby averting a strike that was scheduled to begin today.

10/19/2011

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