Those planning to attend the American Association of Diabetes Educators gathering at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia next weekend began holding their collective breath yesterday when city trade unions went on strike at the multi-billion dollar facility.
A study of the possible impact of Pennsylvania’s proposed voter ID law released by the state AFL-CIO Tuesday claims the simple threat of the law diminished voter turnout by more than 30,000 voters in 2012. President Obama carried the state by 309,000 votes. The law is currently being challenged in Commonwealth Court by a bevy […]
Highly respected, award winning journalist Tom Ferrick recently had an epiphany of sorts according to his website, axisphilly.org. Ferrick who was the Philadelphia Inquirer’s top political journalist in Harrisburg and Philadelphia during that paper’s glory days of high circulation and Pulitzer Prizes, told his readers he had recognized “the local Democratic Party had close ties with organized labor.” […]
According to tax records for 2011, the most recent year for which non-profit tax records are publicly available, 14 PSEA staffers earned at least $200,000 in annual salary and benefits.
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) is standing firmly by its pledge to not compromise on work-rule reforms or pay cuts as the union negotiates a contract renewal with the cash-strapped Philadelphia school district.
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) president Jerry Jordan said the teachers’ union is unlikely to agree to work-rule reforms that “do not raise student achievement or teacher quality” — even in exchange for a full $140 million in city, state, and federal funding for the financially-strapped school district. The nonprofit Philadelphia School Partnership has been […]
Pennsylvania business leaders attack union ads they say are alarmist and misleading.
SMG is inheriting a labor-union problem at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, according to Tom Ferrick of AxisPhilly.
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) President Jerry Jordan recently claimed states that don’t base teacher layoffs purely on seniority have worse student performance, overlooking states such as Alabama and Colorado.