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WITH THE UNIONS: Teachers’ Union Leaders Demand Full School Funding

WITH THE UNIONS: Teachers’ Union Leaders Demand Full School Funding

AFT President Randi Weingarten, PFT President Jerry Jordan and AFT-PA President Ted Kirsch are asking Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett for full school funding following report of a 7-year-old, whose death might have been prevented had a nurse been on hand. “Dear Governor Corbett: “Since you took office in 2011, you slashed school funding by $1 […]

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Carpenters’ Apprentices Demonstrate Skills At Annual Contest And Open House

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WITH THE UNIONS: Who Damaged Philly’s Schools?

“While it’s no surprise Gov. Tom Corbett’s Dept. of Education would publicly agree to any argument made by his School Reform Commission, the filing of the PDE’s amicus brief in support of the SRC’s Supreme Court petition is still outrageous,” charges PFT President Jerry Jordan. “One of the most-ridiculous assertions made by the PDE’s brief […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Paycheck Protection – Know The Facts

Pennsylvania law allows government-union bosses – and only government-union bosses – to negotiate the use of public resources to bundle union dues and political money and send it to union headquarters. In many cases, this dubious deal is made with politicians who receive contributions and campaign support funded by the same political money. Paycheck protection […]

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CORYELL NAILS IT! Carpenters Expand To 5 States; $150M Paid Pensioners Yearly

One of Philadelphia’s major trade unions went through a name change Jan. 6 of this year. As a result, the Metropolitan Regional Council of Philadelphia & Vicinity had to drop “Philadelphia & Vicinity” from its title. It didn’t get smaller, nor did it leave the city; instead it added the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters […]

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WITH THE UNIONS: Anti-Deduction Bills Are Against Bible, Say Electrical Workers

Letter to State Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Members of General Assembly from Emil Meyer, president/business manager, Local 614, IBEW. This local represents Exelon/PECO. Truth be told, there is near-zero additional payroll expense incurred by the state or any other business entity that electronically allocates payments once such a system is put in place […]

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Firefighters Battle Effort To Cut Paramedics

  Firefighters Union Local 22 staged a press conference on Wednesday and appeared at a civil service hearing this morning to voice their concerns over an administration plan to remove one paramedic from every medic unit in the city and replace them with less-qualified EMTs. Joe Schulle, president of the union, explained to the Civil […]

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Crowd Salutes Wendell Young At Public Servant Of Year Gala 2014

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With The Unions: Schulle Wants DA To ‘Do The Right Thing’

  Joseph Schulle, president of IAFF Firefighters Local 22, blasted District Attorney Seth Williams for hiding behind the Grand Jury report which faulted every city department as well as the Mayor and his administration for dereliction of their responsibilities resulting in the death of two firefighters in a major 2012 abandoned-factory fire in Kensington. Schulle, […]

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Gov. Tom Corbett has said he would sign legislation barring the automatic deduction of union dues from a public employee’s paycheck. Two bills addressing the issue — one in the State House and one in the State Senate — haven’t come up for a vote yet, but they’ve already set off a wave of debate. […]

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