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Union Protest, 3 Inflatable Rats Close Down Spruce Street

A protest by scores of building trades union members closed down Spruce Street during the morning rush hour on Friday. The protesters were outside the […]


NBC10 Cameraman Strike Ends

Striking workers from NBC10 have made a deal with the TV station. The cameramen, photographers and technicians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 […]

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Al Roker Meets Johnny Doc’s Union on the Today Show

Last week, we told you about a letter that Johnny Doc’s Local 98 union sent to the Department of Homeland Security, alleging that NBC 10 […]

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Johnny Doc’s Union Asks Homeland Security to Investigate NBC10

In order to cover the World Meeting of Families events in Philadelphia last week, including the various appearances by Pope Francis himself, members of the […]

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Local 98 Picketer Charged in Incident at NBC10 Studio

Last week, Local 98 union head John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty told Philadelphia magazine that two union members were “assaulted” by cars on the picket line […]


WATCH: Ratmobile Invokes Pope Francis Outside Comcast Center

Last Thursday, NBC 10’s technicians and photographers went on strike. On Friday, IBEW Local 98 leader John Dougherty said two union members picketing were hit […]

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NBC10 Strike: John Dougherty Says Two Union Members Hit By Cars on Picket Line

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long.   While most of the local news stations in Philadelphia are already […]

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Strikes Averted at Philly CBS, NBC Stations?

It appears that two Philadelphia television stations dealing with potential labors stoppages might get through Pope Francis’ visit without strikes. Officials at CBS3 and NBC10 […]


John Dougherty Just Got Even More Powerful

We didn’t know this was possible: John Dougherty, head of the city’s mighty electricians union, which has risen to become the single largest independent campaign contributor in Pennsylvania, just gained […]


The Brief: Johnny Doc’s Giant Helping Hand to His Supreme Court Candidate Brother Kevin Dougherty

1. Kevin Dougherty—Johnny Doc’s Brother—Is Amassing a Huge Warchest for His Supreme Court Campaign. Want to Guess Where a Lot of That Money Comes From? […]

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Kathleen Kane Investigating Donation Made by IBEW 98 to Reading Mayor

WFMZ in Allentown reports that Attorney General Kathleen Kane is investigating alleged campaign finance violations from 2011 involving Philadelphia’s powerful IBEW 98 union, two Philadelphia politicians, […]

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Letter: Unions Offer to Hit the Road to Drum Up Convention Business

The four unions still under contract at the Pennsylvania Convention Center have pledged not to file any labor grievances for six months — and to […]

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Union Fracas Began in Debate Over Transportation Bill

The current fracas between some of the city’s biggest and most-powerful labor unions began taking shape last year during the debate over the state’s multibillion […]

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There Is No Way Philly Unions Are Going to Pick the Next Mayor

Remember how, just about a month or two ago, everybody was speculating that Philly’s unions were going to unite and pick the city’s next mayor? […]

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Philadelphia Unions Quarrel Over New Convention Center Work Rules

While the day was subdued inside the Convention Center Monday, tensions between unions “erupted” outside, the Inquirer reports. The fracas started when leaders of IBEW […]