“Anything you could do, we would greatly appreciate,” said Bill Gault, head of Firefighters Local 22, in a personal plea to City Council members.
Councilwoman (and Penn State alumna) Blondell Reynolds-Brown has authored a bill in which any city employee convicted of sexual abuse of a minor would forfeit his or her city pension.
Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter today signed at executive order that will once again make project labor agreements (“PLAs”) a part of the bidding process for public works projects of $5 million or more.
The Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council is formally asking the occupiers to move off Dilworth Plaza because, it says, its members desperately need the work that a planned plaza reconstruction project would bring.
The union representing about a thousand theatre stagehands and other workers have reached a tentative contract deal with the Kimmel Center and its managed venues in center city Philadelphia.
The league announced Friday that all games from October 9th-15th are off and further decisions will be made as warranted.
“Our teachers went out because they felt their job security was jeopardized,” said Rita Schwartz, president of the Association of Catholic Teachers (“ACT”), who added that the strike “was never about money.”
Unionized workers and the local chapter of the Red Cross blood donation program have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending months of acrimony that included a three-week strike earlier this year.
Even though labor contracts have expired at nine Atlantic City casinos, those hotels and gambling halls remain open as the city’s largest union tries to reach accords with them.
Seven hundred lay teachers at 17 area Catholic high schools have been on strike since last Tuesday.
Dr. Richard McCarron says they are “willing and ready” to resume negotiations with the teachers’ union.
Lay teachers at Catholic high schools across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia voted Tuesday afternoon to go on strike as of the first day of scheduled classes, Wednesday morning.
“The threat is, if we’re picketing without a permit that they’re going to arrest people. So there’s a possibility of mass arrests,” says Local 54 president Bob McDevitt.
Negotiators say the teachers and archdiocese are still far apart on work rule issues and they’ve barely begun to talk money.
It’s a win for the teachers’ union, who said all along that their contract called for layoffs by seniority and that no group of teachers should be bypassed.