School Reform Commission Imposes New Terms on Philadelphia TeachersSchool Reform Commission chair Bill Green said the SRC is exercising its option to unilaterally modify its labor contract with the PFT.
For Area Painters' Union, Battleship-Sized Job is a Labor of LoveDistrict Council 711 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is donating its services to repaint the historic ship, based in Camden.
Phila. Blue-Collar Union Votes To Approve Long-Stalled ContractDistrict Council 33 -- representing nearly 10,000 current and former blue-collar city workers -- has overwhelmingly ratified its new contract with the city -- a contract that took five contentious years to negotiate.
Trump Taj Mahal Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Threatens November ShutdownOnce the crown jewel of the Atlantic City casino industry the Trump Taj Mahal filed for bankruptcy Tuesday and gave employees notice they’ll be laid off by mid-November
Nutter Settles Long Contract Standoff with City's Blue-Collar WorkersThe Nutter administration has struck a new, seven-year deal with the city's largest municipal workers' union, District Council 33, in a contract dispute that has dragged on since 2009.
Some Guilty Pleas Possible in Phila. Ironworkers' Union Racketeering CaseAlthough all of the defendants originally entered not guilty pleas, change-of-plea hearings have been scheduled for five of them, including Edward Sweeney, who was one of Ironworkers Union Local 401's business agents.
Teachers' Union Boss Hits Sidewalk Outside Phila. School HQ To Hear Teacher IssuesWith the governor and the School Reform Commission calling on teachers to make concessions, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' president Jerry Jordan was hearing directly from members about their working conditions.
Phila. FOP Head Says Pa. State Senate Seat May Be His Next GoalThe head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, John McNesby, says he's likely to run for the state senate. And a new court ruling could boost the size of his campaign warchest.
Philadelphia Police To Begin Testing Officer-Worn Video Cameras"We still have to develop policy around retention (of video), and when it would be on, when it would be OK to turn it off, all those kinds of things," Commissioner Ramsey said. "But I think it is the way to go."
Ed Neilson Sworn In, Quietly, As Philadelphia City CouncilmanNeilson said he waited three months to be sworn in, in order to remain in the state House should his vote be needed on school funding.
SEPTA Reaches Tentative Deal With Regional Rail Electrical WorkersRegional Rail employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen walked off the job in June, but were forced back one day later, after a presidential emergency board was convened.
Phila. Parking Authority Pushes Reward to $50,000 in Slain Jogger CaseKevin McClain, the brother of murdered jogger Constance McClain-Murray, is a longtime employee of the Parking Authority.
Corbett Releases Funds Early For Phila. Schools; Hite, Nutter Say More Must Be DoneSchools superintendent William Hite, standing next to the governor for the announcement, stressed that this early disbursement does not resolve the $81-million funding gap the school district needs to close to avoid layoffs and other serious cuts.
Federal Mediation Board Tells Septa, Regional Rail Workers To Keep TalkingThe National Mediation Board held a hearing with Septa and the two unions representing about 400 engineers and electrical workers on the Regional Rail lines.
First Official Day Back To Work For Philadelphia's Public School PrincipalsPrincipals' union president Rob McGrogan says his members have been working straight through the summer despite contract concessions last March that cut their pay from 12 months to ten months per year.