The “Give America A Raise” bus was the centerpiece for a rally at Eakins Oval, in front of the art museum.
Members of the Service Employees International Union held the immigration reform rally Saturday afternoon in LOVE Park.
“We want to take that big abstract number — 700,000 — and show these are real faces, these are real lives,” said one demonstration leader.
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.
“You got your ID?” one person involved in the campaign asked passersby.
It was a noisy protest by 2,000 school bus drivers and maintenance workers, marching and rallying against impending layoffs and school budget cuts.
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.