Service Employees International Union
One former employee of an airport contractor, a wheelchair attendant, tearfully recounted being fired because of her activity in support of a fair wage.
More than 100 workers at Chestnut Hill Hospital are holding a day-long strike as they advocate for higher wages.
“We have about 60 employees that would be impacted by this rule change,” says a Jersey shore hotel owner, “and it’s not just a snap, crackle, pop for us to solve for that without looking at the number of people we’re employing and how we would recalibrate.”
Local unions and social services groups are making a strong push in Philadelphia to inform people about the Affordable Care Act and its impending open enrollment period set to being October 1st.
“We want to take that big abstract number — 700,000 — and show these are real faces, these are real lives,” said one demonstration leader.
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.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato was in Philadelphia on Thursday for some hands-on experience to find out what it was like to be a certified nursing Canidate assistant.