Service Employees International Union

SEIU 's Mark Catlin
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PHL Workers Participate In Training Program To Protect Themselves Against Infectious Disease Hazards

The Service Employees International Union says many of the workers, about 2,000 at the airport, have not had any new infection-control training from their employers.


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As Strike Threat Looms, Phila. Lawmakers Press For Better Treatment of Workers at PHL Airport

One former employee of an airport contractor, a wheelchair attendant, tearfully recounted being fired because of her activity in support of a fair wage.


A nurse puts 3D glasses on the face of a surgeon before an operation at the Argenteuil hospital, in a Paris suburb, on July 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Chestnut Hill Hospital Workers Strike For One Day

More than 100 workers at Chestnut Hill Hospital are holding a day-long strike as they advocate for higher wages.


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Lines Drawn Over White House Plan To Allow Overtime Pay For Salaried Workers

“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.”


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Local Groups Make Strong Push To Inform Public About Affordable Care Act

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.


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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.



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.


Gov. Candidate Onorato Shadows Nursing Asst. in Phila.

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.