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(Neshaminy High School, in file photo.)

Neshaminy School Teachers Set Sunday Night Walkout Deadline

Teachers in the Neshaminy School District are ready to hit the picket lines again, first thing Monday morning.

06/01/2012

(Neshaminy High School, in file photo.)

Amid Contract Faceoff, Neshaminy Teachers Vote To Authorize Another Strike

Last week, an arbitrator issued her recommendations. This week, the school board rejected it 9-0 but the teachers accepted — with reservations.

05/11/2012

(Sunoco's refinery in South Philadelphia.  Credit: David Madden)

Part 1: Where We Are Now

What has brought the region to this stage, where two major oil refineries have been shut down and a third could join them in a couple of months?

04/05/2012

(Richard Trumka addresses the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention at the Pa. Convention Center in Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

AFL-CIO Head Tells Pa. Conventioneers To Work Hard To Fight Anti-Union Forces

Richard Trumka, former head of the United Mine Workers and a graduate of Villanova Law School, now heads the national AFL-CIO.

03/27/2012

(Striking SEPTA police officers, members of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police, outside a SEPTA subway entrance at 15th and Market Streets.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

SEPTA Transit Police Go On Strike Without Warning

Officers with SEPTA’s transit police have gone on strike following a stalemate in negotiations regarding a new contract.

03/21/2012

(Members of District Council 33 rally in Love Park, across from City Hall, prior to Mayor Nutter's budget address.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia City Workers Angered Over Mayor’s Budget Priorities

The union representing blue-collar municipal workers in Philadelphia says, after three years with no new contract, it’s time the mayor gets serious about their negotiations.

03/08/2012

(File photo)

Faculty Contract Talks Resume Wednesday at Community College of Phila.

With cuts in government funding over the last several years, Community College of Philadelphia is proposing tying salary increases over the final three years of a five-year proposal to city and state funding.

02/28/2012

(File photo)

Possible Teacher Strike Looms at Community College of Phila. As Talks Continue

The two sides have been negotiating for more than a year. Their five-year contract expired last August.

02/24/2012

(Mayor Nutter, announcing his intention to sell PGW.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City of Philadelphia Putting Its Gas Works Up For Sale

The mayor’s announcement follows the release of a study that found selling PGW makes sense for the city. Unionized workers vow a fight.

02/13/2012

(File photo)

Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Charges School District Mishandling Student Medications

The Philadelphia teachers’ union has filed a complaint with the state, saying the school district is now using non-medical personnel to give medications to students.

02/01/2012

(Camden County freeholder-director Louis Cappelli.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Effort To Force Voter Referendum On Camden Police Raises Ire of County Official

Lou Cappelli, leader of the county freeholders, questions the credibility and motive of those who distributed the petitions.

02/01/2012

(A Philadelphia Fire Department medic unit.  File photo)

Pa. Court Says Philadelphia Paramedics Can Remain In Firefighters’ Union

At issue was whether Philadelphia Fire Department paramedics should be allowed to stay in the union or, as the mayor wants, be forced to negotiate a separate deal.

01/19/2012

(Eileen DiFranco is a nurse at Roxborough High School.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia School Nurses Press For No-Layoff Solution To Budget Crunch

Eileen DiFranco, a nurse at Roxborough High School, is among the organizers of weekly protests at the school administration building.

01/04/2012

(FIle photo provided)

Chester Upland Schoolteachers Agree To Continue Working Amid Budget Crisis

More than 200 teachers and 65 assistants gave their blessing to the payless paydays for as long as individuals can hold out.

01/04/2012

(A City of Camden police car.  File photo)

Union Official Calls Camden County Policing Plan a Union-Busting Tactic

John Williamson, who heads up the Camden FOP, insists there’s lots of blame to go around but points a specific finger at the State of New Jersey for Camden’s current status as one of America’s “most dangerous” cities.

12/22/2011

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