Over 1,000 union members from around Pennsylvania gathered in Harrisburg today for a theatrical and impassioned protest of paycheck protection legislation.
Councilman Jim Kenney introduced a resolution calling on the state legislature to halt the passage of a paycheck protection bill currently in the House.
In addition to the six benefits already outlined by Media Trackers, the State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) employees benefit from the choice between three different — and costly — retirement plans.
An event protest led by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) this morning shifted the focus from the academic achievements of Philadelphia students to so-called “education cuts” and drove Republican Gov. Tom Corbett away from a scheduled appearance.
Here are 5 of the dumbest talking points used by Pennsylvania unions to attack paycheck protection legislation.
The Philadelphia School District could face a credit downgrade from its current Ba2 rating if certain reforms do not take place. Moody’s Investors Services, a rating agency, released a report last week calling for a new contract between the school district and the labor unions, improved student retainment, better budgetary management, and the guarantee of […]
At the annual Pennsylvania Society Weekend in New York City in December, former union leader and suspected mob associate Victor Gotbaum and wife Betsy, both powerful Democrats, hosted their first Republican fundraiser for Rep. Mike Fleck (R-Huntingdon).
Correctional officers in Montgomery County voted in December to join Teamsters Local 384 despite a 1.5 percent pay raise for non-unionized county employees this year.
Media Trackers recently pointed out that large sums of money go to the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) bosses for salaries, reimbursements, and conferences, prompting angry ad hominem attacks from one Pittsburgh union member.
National test scores for 2013 show the performance of Philadelphia’s public school students remains essentially unchanged since 2009, with 80 percent of students testing below proficient. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), called the Nation’s Report Card, is the only national assessment for students across the U.S. Philadelphia’s scores were compared with other urban […]