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Western Pa. Unions Split Over Corbett Joining Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade

Western Pa. Unions Split Over Corbett Joining Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Gov. Tom Corbett did well with scattered organized labor support the first…

OUR OPINION: Labor’s Wins And Losses

OUR OPINION: Labor’s Wins And Losses

Unions were created when workers discovered “in union there is strength”. Unions grew even though…

Penna. AFL-CIO Labor Day Message 2014

Penna. AFL-CIO Labor Day Message 2014

BY RICHARD BLOOMINGDALE, President, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO/ Labor Day is our only holiday that is devoted…

Matthews At Peace With New DC 33 Contract

Matthews At Peace With New DC 33 Contract

BY PETE MATTHEWS, President, District Council 33/ We have a contract! The war is over.…

Sen Tartaglione Issues ALS Ice Bucket Challenge To Senate Colleagues

Sen Tartaglione Issues ALS Ice Bucket Challenge To Senate Colleagues

State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Kensington) is challenging the city’s State Senatorial delegation to follow…

OUR APOLOGY

In our Aug. 21, 2014 issue an offensive slur was accidentally published in the Philadelphia…

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  • All Enjoyed Sid Booker’s Annual Summer Pool Party
  • Carpenters, Letter Carriers Join In Each Other’s Struggles
  • How Philly Commemorated Memorial Day
  • FUMO’S BACK! Columbus School Honors Its Founders
  • Carpenters’ Apprentices Demonstrate Skills At Annual Contest And Open House
  • Ducky Birts Foundation Honors Medallion Awardees
  • Pt. Breeze Dashes Out For Charity Run
  • Crowd Salutes Wendell Young At Public Servant Of Year Gala 2014
  • Councilman Kenney Celebrates St. Patrick In Style
  • Red Cross Raises Over $300,000 At Red Ball
  • USS Somerset Commissioned At Philadelphia
  • State Democrats Flock To Hershey

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ANOTHER OPINION: It’s Wise To Sell PGW

BY STATE REP. BILL KELLER/ The possible sale of PGW by the City to UIL Holdings is, in my opinion, a wonderful opportunity for Philadelphia. For over 20 years, I, along with other elected officials, worked diligently to bring dredging of the Delaware River to our region so that Philadelphia could reap the financial rewards.…

ANOTHER OPINION: It’s Wise To Sell PGW

OUR OPINION: Labor’s Wins And Losses

Unions were created when workers discovered “in union there is strength”. Unions grew even though membership understood their unity often demanded sacrifices of them, up to the shedding of blood at times. That still happens here and around the world. Unionism, today, boasts a litany of victories alongside a list, almost as long, of defeats…

OUR OPINION: Labor’s Wins And Losses

Matthews At Peace With New DC 33 Contract

BY PETE MATTHEWS, President, District Council 33/ We have a contract! The war is over. I discussed with my members not long ago in detail our ongoing battles with the City and the difficulties we’ve faced winning a fair contract. As most of you know, we have won this battle. We have a fair contract,…

Matthews At Peace With New DC 33 Contract

Sen Tartaglione Issues ALS Ice Bucket Challenge To Senate Colleagues

State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Kensington) is challenging the city’s State Senatorial delegation to follow her in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. She did so publicly before having a cooler of icewater dumped over her as she spent the day at Wissinoming Park to continue her picnic series with constituents, and hand out free backpacks…

Sen Tartaglione Issues ALS Ice Bucket Challenge To Senate Colleagues

City Mourns Losses In Carjack Slaying

On Monday, I had to go to Germantown on the Route 23 bus. I noticed a whole bunch of television camera folks and their connected reporters setting up at the corner of Germantown & Allegheny. I never used to pay a whole lot of attention to that corner, mostly because it’s hard to get worked…

City Mourns Losses In Carjack Slaying

Opinion

OUR OPINION: Labor’s Wins And Losses

OUR OPINION: Labor’s Wins And Losses

Unions were created when workers discovered “in union there is strength”. Unions grew even though membership understood their unity often demanded sacrifices of them, up to the shedding of blood at times. That still happens here and around the world.…

Pols On The Street

by Joe Shaheeli Once in a while we join the prognosticators in how races will…

Our Opinion

Commute Aging Lifers Whatever the reason those in their teens and twenties are sentenced to…

ANOTHER OPINION: Corbett’s Pension ‘Reform’ Yields False Savings

ANOTHER OPINION: Corbett’s Pension ‘Reform’ Yields False Savings

BY STATE REP. MIKE STURLA/ I’ve been following with interest recent pronouncements from Gov. Tom…

Pols on the Street

Pols On The Street: Don’t Count On Union Support!

by Joe Shaheeli It’s time for non-committal members of the PA General Assembly to show …

Pols On The Street

by Joe Shaheeli Once in a while we join the prognosticators in how races will…

POLS ON THE STREET: Wolf Wins Big Bucks From Philadelphia Unions, Progressives

POLS ON THE STREET: Wolf Wins Big Bucks From Philadelphia Unions, Progressives

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ “Only the powers of incumbency and the Keystone State’s tradition of consistently…

Western Pa. Unions Split Over Corbett Joining Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade

Western Pa. Unions Split Over Corbett Joining Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Gov. Tom Corbett did well with scattered organized labor support the first time he ran for governor. But this time around he finds some of that support unravelling. The Governor got a taste of the disaffection Labor…

Calendar

  • Updated Aug. 28th

      Sep. 6-             State Sen. Anthony Williams

  • Update August 21st

    Aug. 21- TeamChildren host workshop on “Beyond Poverty:

  • Updated Aug. 14th

    Aug. 14- Sen. Christine Tartaglione hosts Community Picnic

  • updated aug 7

    Aug. 10- Former Sheriff Barbara Deeley hosts Breakfast

  • updated Jul 31

    Jul. 31-            State Rep. Michelle Brownlee hosts

  • Updated Jul 17

    Jul. 24-            MWM”Queen Mother Moore” Weekend Kick Off