Philadelphia Federation of Teachers bused members to Harrisburg today to demand more money, while contract negotiations seem to be at a standstill.
Union boss John Dougherty Jr. has been tapped to return to the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) board by Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
Around 200 protestors were waiting for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter when he arrived at City Hall for his annual budget address to City Council last Thursday.
The recent arrest of 10 Philly union members shines a national spotlight on a state law that allows unions to stalk, harass and threaten without penalty.
Federal prosecutors announced this morning that ten members of Ironworkers Local Union 401 will be arrested on charges of targeting construction sites that hire non-union workers.
The Philadelphia City Council approved a resolution today calling on state legislators to oppose a pair of paycheck protection bills.
Councilman Jim Kenney introduced a resolution calling on the state legislature to halt the passage of a paycheck protection bill currently in the House.
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.
A bill currently in Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s office could reinstate the sale of property tax liens in the city.
A State House vote on a proposed $2.5 billion transportation funding package has been delayed until at least Nov. 12, due to infighting among unions over whether the state’s prevailing wage law should be modified.