Labor Unions

City

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 […]

News

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 […]

Business

BizFeed: Sledgehammer-Wielding Leader of Ironworkers’ Late-Night Raids Gets Prison Time

1. Ironworker Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence The News: Christopher Prophet, the 44-year-old Ironworkers Local 401 business agent, has been sentenced to five years in prison for […]

Business

After 14 Months, Hospital and Nurses End Bitter Dispute

After 14 months of bitter rhetoric, a two-day strike and harsh criticism from the National Labor Relations Board, Crozer-Chester Medical Center has come to a contract […]

Business

BizFeed: Amtrak Passengers Stuck After Crew “Ran Out of Hours”

1. Amtrak Passengers Stuck in Delaware After Crew “Ran Out of Hours” The News: On it’s trip from New York to Washington D.C., an Amtrak train surprisingly […]

Citified

The Brief: Shane Montgomery’s Mom Presses for More Surveillance Cameras in Philly

1. The mother of Shane Montgomery testified in favor of a bill that would beef up the number of surveillance cameras in the city. The gist: Last year, 21-year-old […]

News

Could Philly Newspapers Survive a Strike?

Philadelphia’s two major daily papers — the Inquirer and Daily News, along with their online cousin Philly.com — have survived one calamity after another over […]

News

PHOTO: Philadelphia Newspaper Strike a Real Possibility

See updates below with PMN’s memorandum to journalists, and the guild’s commentary on that memo. [Original] We’re still waiting to hear back on the progress […]

News

Newspaper Strike Vote Possible Next Week

Updated at 8:50 p.m. with comment from Bill Ross, executive director of the Newspaper Guild. Journalists at the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com could vote as […]

News

Would Exhibitors Flee if Carpenters Returned to Convention Center?

If the carpenters union returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Sue Hueg wants none of it. Hueg, the vice president of events for National Business […]

News

The Inflatable Union Rat Is About to Go Up In Front of the TLA

When folksy WXPN-favored singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens shows up for her $42-a-head gig on Friday night at the TLA on South Street, she’ll be welcomed by […]

Citified

The Brief: Carpenters Tell Democrats to Steer Clear of Convention Center

1. The Philadelphia carpenters union is asking Democrats to stay away from the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the party’s national convention here next year. The gist: Last year, four labor […]

News

Union Accuses SugarHouse of Spying On Organizers With Surveillance Cameras

The Unite Here Local 54 union has been working for years to unionize casino workers at SugarHouse, the gambling hall that opened in 2010 on […]

News

Adjunct Instructors Plan March Today at Temple

Adjunct faculty members from colleges and universities around the city plan to march today on Temple University campus, where adjunct instructors are attempting to unionize. […]

News

Why Do Teachers Get Snow Days?

UPDATE: Philadelphia school teacher Steve Clark has written a response to this column.  Hey school teachers, I have an idea. Instead of fighting the School […]