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Mayor Nutter, Union in Dispute Over $2.88 Million

After years of working without a contract, AFSCME 33 — the city’s largest union — finally signed a contract with the city last week. The city’s […]

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Gov. Corbett Not Welcome at Pittsburgh’s Labor Day Parade

Gov. Corbett has been un-invited from marching in Pittsburgh’s Labor Day parade. Why? Because he’s not seen as a friend of labor.

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UPDATE: Mayor, Public Union Have Deal

[Update 11:17 a.m.] City Hall is confirming, via Facebook:   [Original] Newsworks is reporting that Mayor Nutter and DC 33, the city’s blue-collar labor union, may […]

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3 Ironworkers Expected to Plead in Intimidation Case

The Daily News reports that three members of the Ironworkers union are expected to plead guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges next month. Ten members […]

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Ironworkers Union Members Face New Charges

The water is getting hotter for members of Ironworkers Local Union 401. Ten union members were charged back in February with “criminal acts of extortion, […]

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Union Unrest Continues at Convention Center

Expect more labor protests at the Pennsylvania Convention Center today. “Tensions are mounting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where protesting union carpenters – excluded, unfairly […]

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Monday Was Not a Good Day for Philly Unions

First, the emergency board appointed by President Obama to deal with the mini-SEPTA strike we had last month announced its findings. The upshot, says the […]

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Union Crackdown Bill Advances in PA House

A Pennsylvania House committee has passed a bill that would restrict the ability of the state to collect dues on behalf of public employee unions.

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Feds Meet With SEPTA, Workers to Avoid Strike

Remember last week’s one-day strike by SEPTA’s Regional Rail workers? It shut down when President Obama created a federal mediation board to resolve the situation. Well: Today the […]

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Unions Take Pay Cut on PHA Projects

Fourteen building-trades unions in Philadelphia have agreed to take a 20 percent pay cut on projects built by the Philadelphia Housing Authority. That will reduce […]

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Grocery Workers Could Strike Against Acme

Acme workers in Pennsylvania could vote to go on strike this weekend. The store operates 110 stores  with 10,000 employees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

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The Not-Quite SEPTA Strike: What They’re Saying

That didn’t last long. As we told you this weekend, President Obama signed an executive order Saturday that forces striking SEPTA Regional Rail engineers and electrical workers back on the […]

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SEPTA May Want to Provoke Strike Now

SEPTA may be trying to provoke a strike by regional rail workers now, the Inquirer reports, in an attempt to avoid a work stoppage in […]

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Disaffected Teamsters Challenge Leadership Over Lost Convention Center Business

The Inquirer reports that the leadership of the Teamsters local is facing formal complaints — before the National Labor Relations Board — from members angry the […]

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SEPTA Engineers Vote to Strike

Philly.com reports: “By a 166-2 vote, SEPTA railroad engineers have authorized a strike, which could occur as early as June 14, unless President Obama appoints […]