Convention Center Wants to Move Forward Without Two Unions

The Carpenters Local 8 and the Teamsters Local 107 did not agree to new work rules. The Convention Center says it's moving on.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center issued a Monday deadline for six remaining unions to sign an agreement allowing exhibitors to do more of their work instead of union workers. Four signed, and now the Convention Center wants to move on without the other two.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports the Carpenters Local 8 and the Teamsters Local 107 could be shut out of the center, though there are not any negotiations with replacement unions. The Carpenters Union went on strike Thursday afternoon. “The damage caused by this union’s decision to strike is immediate [and] far reaching,” the Convention Center said in an open letter to Local 8.

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