Councilmembers Say Cancellation of PGW Deal Was Right Thing To Do"Hang in there, because we're going to come up with a better plan," councilwoman Marian Tasco told her colleagues.
Mayor Nutter Hopes Public Outcry Will Resurrect PGW Sale ProposalNutter, still fuming over City Council president Darrell Clarke's decision to scuttle the PGW sale without a public hearing, is hoping that public pressure will force City Council to reverse course.
Franconia, Pa. Police Officers Hope More Time Will Avert Departmental LayoffsThe planned layoffs are scheduled to take effect this Saturday. The township plans to let ten employees go, including six police officers -- about a third of the department.
Phila. School District Takes Dispute Over Teacher Health Premiums to a Higher CourtThe district is appealing to Commonwealth Court, where it seeks a judgment on whether the School Reform Commission has the authority to cancel the PFT contract.
Judge Puts Labor Contract Changes For Philadelphia Teachers On HoldThe judge granted a preliminary injunction sought by the PFT. Two weeks ago, the SRC announced it was going to begin requiring Philadelphia public school teachers to pay a contribution to their health insurance.
Health Care Workers, Meeting in Phila., Call For More Protections While Fighting EbolaThis year, dealing with the deadly and contagious disease of Ebola is on everyone's mind.
Judge OKs Cancellation Of Union Contract At Trump Taj MahalA federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware has approved the plan from billionaire investor Carl Icahn to take over the Trump Taj Mahal casino-hotel, in Atlantic City.
Philadelphia Teachers' Union Files Court Motions Over Contract CancellationUnion president Jerry Jordan, in a statement, said the cancellation lacked legal merit and he called the act "cowardly and disrespectful."
Bankruptcy Court Decision Awaited on Atlantic City's Taj Mahal CasinoJudge Kevin Gross is being asked by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who holds most of the Taj Mahal’s debt, to dissolve union contracts and pension plans as one condition of taking over the place and keeping it running.
Phila. Firefighters' Union Says Ebola Gear Issued By City is InadequateJoseph Schulle, head of the firefighters' union Local 22, has no faith in the CDC standards and believes that hazmat suits are needed for the paramedics should they have to respond to a potential Ebola outbreak.
Septa, TWU Holding 2 Days of Contract NegotiationsNow that Septa has a tentative agreement with its Regional Rail engineers, talks are resuming with the transit agency's biggest union, representing bus, subway, and trolley workers.
Regional Rail Engineers Reach Tentative Deal With SEPTA Engineers who operate commuter trains in the Philadelphia area have reached a tentative contract with the regional transit agency.
Former Schools CFO Says Harrisburg Caused Philadelphia's School Funding Crisis"The school district is in a budget crisis ... because the district has been subject to unprecedented state funding cuts. But not only unprecedented -- discriminatory," Michael Masch said.
New Owner of Revel Resort Sidesteps Rehiring of Laid-off WorkersAmong the many provisions included in the $110-million deal for Brookfield Property Partners to buy the closed Revel Hotel and Casino is a statement that the company is not necessarily tied to rehiring Revel workers.
Nutter Says Teachers' Contract Was Voided Because SRC Was 'Out of Options'"This is not the preferred route, but it is where we are," Nutter said today.