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Coryell Takes Carpenters Union Case Directly to Governor

The Inquirer reports that Ed Coryell, seeking readmission of the Carpenters Union to work at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, has written a letter to Gov. Corbett. The […]

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Should Union Workers Be Blamed for Big Markups at Convention Center?

The Inquirer reports that last week’s National Homeland Security Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center paid $152.25 per hour per union rigger — but that workers […]

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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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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 […]


A Primer on the Pennsylvania Convention Center Mess

If you’re confused about the union protests at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, you’re not alone. So let’s break it down. There are six unions that […]

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Here’s a Fix for Our Fiscal Woes: Hire Staples Management

I’m tired of hearing the Mayor and City Council complain about our city’s fiscal problems. I’m tired of listening to our state representatives, congressmen, and […]

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Convention Center Wants to Move Forward Without Two Unions

The Pennsylvania Convention Center issued a Monday deadline for six remaining unions to sign an agreement allowing exhibitors to do more of their work instead […]

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Carpenters Union Goes on Strike at PA Convention Center

Newsworks reports the Carpenters Union has gone on strike at the Pennsylvania Convention Center over rules that would allow convention attendees to set up their own booths and […]

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Score Discount Tickets to the 2014 Philadelphia Home Show

The Philadelphia Home Show has been kind enough to give Ticket readers a discount code for this weekend’s show at the PA Convention Center. The […]

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Private Firm Takes Over Convention Center Operations

It’s not been so long since the Pennsylvania Convention Center underwent a massive expansion. It hasn’t mattered much; bookings at the center are on the […]


Morning Headlines: Monsoon Edition

Today, we’ve got a good, old-fashioned headline roundup for you to keep you current with the news:


Pennsylvania Dutch Festival Kicks Off Today

Celebrate the Amish way with the traditions, foods and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch. The three day festival takes place in the Reading Terminal Market’s […]

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Ahead of Major Gathering, Strike Shuts Down Convention Center

AxisPhilly reports that — a week before a diabetes convention brings 10,000 people to town — the carpenter’s union at the Philadelphia Convention Center has gone […]

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Convention Center Expansion: A Dud and Embarrassment

Despite the Pennsylvania Convention Center website touting “the superb quality of the design aesthetic, detailed down to custom-designed carpets with 15 different geometric patterns,” the […]