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Pres. Obama Creates 2nd Panel To Try And Resolve Local Rail Dispute

President Barack Obama is establishing a second emergency board to try to resolve a contract dispute in the Philadelphia area between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing train engineers.

10/10/2014

Trump Taj Mahal Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Union Blocks Traffic To Protest Casino Givebacks

Casino workers plan to block traffic on an Atlantic City, New Jersey highway Wednesday night to protest demands for contract givebacks being made to keep the Trump Taj Mahal open.

10/08/2014

Union Carpenters demonstrate Wednesday outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center entrance at Broad and Cherry streets in Philadelphia. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Carpenters Locked Out Of Pa. Convention Center Since May Seek End To Dispute

On Wednesday, picketers were walking and making noise at the Convention Center’s Broad and Cherry streets entrance.

08/20/2014

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

More Charges Filed Against Ironworkers Local 401

Two additional counts of “extortion which interferes with interstate commerce” have been filed against members of Local 401, and additional criminal conduct charges have been filed in conjunction with 14 earlier charges.

07/30/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in file photo. (credti: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Unions, Chris Christie Clashing Again Over Pensions

Gov. Chris Christie has not yet said how he plans to cut the costs of pensions for public workers.

07/22/2014

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Paycheck Deduction Bills Advance In Pa. Legislature

Controversial legislation that would limit union deductions from the paychecks of public employees is in position for a possible vote as lawmakers wrap up work before summer recess.

06/27/2014

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Governor Corbett Requests Presidential Emergency Board In SEPTA Rail Strike

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is asking President Barack Obama to intervene in the SEPTA transit strike.

06/14/2014

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AAA Mid-Atlantic Offers Tips To Avoid Gridlock On Area Highways

The SEPTA transit strike comes as roadwork takes place in several areas in the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering travel tips.

06/14/2014

Inside 30th Street Station.  (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

SEPTA Strike Forces Commuters To Find Travel Alternatives

The SEPTA strike was inconveniencing riders who had planned to use the regional rails over the weekend, forcing them to make alternate plans to get to their destination.

06/14/2014

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SEPTA Regional Rail Workers Go On Strike

SEPTA’s Regional Rail service interruption plan is now in effect.

06/13/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Gov. Corbett Involved In Discussions To Head Off SEPTA Regional Rail Strike

CBS 3 has also confirmed that an offer for a two-week extension was presented. It is not yet known how union officials responded.

06/13/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

SEPTA Regional Rail Strike A ‘Virtual Certainty’ If No Settlement Reached

SEPTA officials are warning 120,000 daily riders on regional rail lines that the threat of a strike at 12:01 a.m. Saturday is a growing possibility.

06/12/2014

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Conservative Columnist Malkin: Little Recourse For Employees To Stand Up To ‘Big Labor’

Chris Stigall talked to syndicated conservative columnist Michelle Malkin on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about a rally Americans For Prosperity are holding in Harrisburg to support the Paycheck Protection Act.

06/04/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

SEPTA And Union Representing Regional Rail Engineers Reach Impasse

Negotiations between SEPTA and the union representing the engineers on its regional rail lines have reached an impasse, but riders shouldn’t worry about a work stoppage, at least for now.

05/03/2014

CHICAGO IL - JANUARY 28: Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter speaks at a press conference as Leo W. Gerard, President of the Steelworkers (R), listens on January 28 2014 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago Illinois. Citing what they deem as the NCAA's abdication of responsibility to protect athletes from injury, the College Athletes Association (CAPA) announced the creation of the new labor organization to represent college football and basketball players. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

WPHT’s Giordano Discusses Possibility Of College Student-athletes Unionizing

“This is a college student, who by the rules of the NCAA, is not allowed to have any kind of work study. He can’t have a job. I don’t think that it is far-fetched,” said Lori Pelletier, Executive Secretary-Treasurer from the AFL-CIO in Connecticut.

04/08/2014

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