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Johnny Doc Raises Cash for Darrell Clarke

The 2015 mayor’s race is heating up: The Inquirer reports that John Dougherty on Tuesday hosted a fund-raiser for Council President Darrell Clarke, while talking […]

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The 50 Highest Paid Employees and Officers in Philadelphia Unions (and No, Johnny Doc Is Not #1)

With Philadelphia’s unions back in the news in a very big way, we thought we’d take a look at who earns what in our local […]

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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 […]

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Here Is the FBI Document Johnny Doc Hoped You’d Never See

Recently, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge Lisa Rau threw out a 2009 libel case filed by union leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty against the Philadelphia […]

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Johnny Doc Returns to Port Authority Board

In what he says is a “short-term” appointment, John Dougherty has returned to the board of the Delaware River Port Authority. The IBEW Local 98 […]


Johnny Doc Challenger Kicked Off Ballot

Karen Brown ran for mayor as a Republican in 2011 and got a smaller percentage of the vote than Milton Street did in the primary. […]

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“Johnny Doc” Faces Political Challenge From Former Mayor Candidate

Karen Brown, the Republican candidate for mayor in 2011, has rejoined the Democratic Party and is running for her old job as a committeewoman in […]

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Electricians Union Spent $32,585 on Massages, $7,033 at Coach, and $81,063 at Clementon Park

Each year, labor unions of a certain size are required to file annual reports with the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. […]

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Judge Orders to Reveal Commenter’s Identity

In a decision that might give the heebie jeebies to Philly’s worst online commenters—and glee in the hearts of all who despise them,which is pretty […]


Johnny Doc Is Starting a Think Tank

Well, here’s a development I wasn’t expecting: Union boss John Dougherty has announced that he’s starting a think tank to explore the topic of electing […]

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Unions Hope to Unite Behind Mayoral Candidate

The Daily News reports that electrician unions chief John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty has been hosting lunches with other labor leaders, with a goal to “coalesce” around […]

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The Kingdom and the Power of Johnny Doc

Johnny Doc is as literal as they come. He’s a union boss, with a union boss’s brick-and-mortar vocab. His speeches are latticed with I-beams of […]