Labor unrest spilled outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where two unions are locked out for failing to meet a deadline to sign on to new work rules.
Union Carpenters and Teamsters signed a new agreement with the Convention Center today, but Center officials say it’s too late and their employment there will end after tomorrow.
Teamsters leader John Laigaie says the vote was 169 to 4 because his members understand the realities of a newspaper business in decline.
The Teamsters who work at Philadelphia’s two big newspapers claim management is unfairly meddling with their colleagues in the newsroom, and the potential sale of the company.
Soda truck drivers circled City Hall, honking their horns, as hundreds rallied nearby, as a way of saying their jobs are in jeopardy from Philadelphia’s proposed tax on sugared beverages.