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From Hospitals to Restaurants, Philly Employers Can’t Find Enough Workers

Stephen Starr is so desperate for workers, he’s considering turning to child labor. That, anyway, is the premise of a series of recent tongue-in-cheek videos […]

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OPINION: Mayor’s Commissions Are an Exploitation of Diverse Community Labor

There’s no way to put this nicely — the racial diversity of Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration sucks. For a majority-minority city, somehow the bulk of […]


39,000 Verizon Workers Go on Strike

At 6:00 a.m. this morning, 39,000 Verizon workers throughout the Northeastern U.S. from two unions went on strike after their self-stated deadline for a new contract […]


500 St. Christopher’s Nurses Unionize, Citing Safety Concerns

For the third time in the past month, a large group of nurses voted to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) union […]


Sorry “Borgata Babes,” N.J. Supreme Court Won’t Review Your Case

The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to review a case involving the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa‘s weight restrictions for its waitstaff, according to the Press of […]


Why Nearly 1,200 Nurses Unionized Last Week

Nurses at two local hospitals say they’re fed up with poor working conditions, subpar equipment, ineffective scheduling and inadequate staffing. The environment is simply unsafe for patients, […]


850 Hahnemann Hospital Nurses Vote to Unionize

For the second time in the past week, hundreds of nurses at a Philadelphia-area hospital have voted to unionize. This time it was 850 nurses […]


Strike Averted: 1,400 Suburban Office Cleaners Reach Deal

With 1,400 suburban office cleaners threatening to strike at midnight on Wednesday, the 32BJ SEIU union agreed to a four-year agreement with the Building Operators Labor Relations […]


Airport Workers Striking, Fasting and Hoping Holiday Travelers Notice

First they went on strike for 24 hours. A few days later, they fasted for 24 hours. They held a “vigil” at City Hall, rallied […]


Philadelphia Airport Workers Going on Strike

Workers at the Philadelphia International Airport have announced that they’re going on a 24-hour strike from Wednesday evening until Thursday evening. They’ll be joined by workers in Chicago, […]


Thousands of City Janitors Authorize Strike

The union representing 2,800 janitors who clean 168 Center City office buildings — including the Comcast Center and Cira Centre — has voted to authorize a […]

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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 […]


The Brief: Airlines to Spend Up to $2 Billion More on PHL Improvements

1. A new lease agreement between airlines and the City of Philadelphia secures an additional $1.3-$2.1 billion in new airline spending at the airport and […]

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Labor Peace at Convention Center Gets Big Test

CBS Philly reports that the still-young labor agreement at the Pennsylvania Convention Center gets a big test this week when the Infectious Diseases Society of […]

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Report: Eight Ironworkers Will Plead Guilty

Newsworks reports that eight of the 12 Ironworkers charged with intimidating non-union contractors through violence and vandalism will plead guilty in the case. The remaining […]