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OPINION: Subsidized Water Bills Hurt the Middle Class

OPINION: Subsidized Water Bills Hurt the Middle Class

BY MIKE MEEHAN Unlike any other program in the country, according to city officials, Philadelphia has implemented an income-based water program. The program unveiled by the mayor’s office last week will result in a 10% increase in water rates over two years and is estimated to cost $18 million. According to Philly.com, the program will […]

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Council Chamber Erupts in Senate Soda-Tax Hearing Protest

BY TONY WEST A Pennsylvania Senate hearing on the negative business impact of Philadelphia’s landmark Sweetened Drinks Tax in City Council Chambers was stymied before it could begin at 11 a.m. this morning. Hundreds of protestors crammed the spectators’ gallery and burst into sustained chants of “This is our house!”, backed up by raucous blasts […]

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Local Unions and Businesses Help Vets Get to Work

by Carmen Del Raval When Evan M. Wilson was honorably discharged from the US Navy in 2013, the native of Pennsauken, N.J. thought he had the world at his fingertips, thanks to his experience as an aircraft logistics specialist. But the transition to civilian life proved complicated. In his mid-20s, with a young son to […]

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Carpenters Rally for Clinton

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AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade

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Unions Are the Path to Well-Paying Jobs

by Richard Bloomingdale Any job can be a well-paying job if it’s a union job! That lesson has been lost to many Americans deceived by decades of attacks from well-funded corporate interests and their political allies. Politicians like to talk about jobs, good-paying, middle-class jobs that can sustain American families. Have these jobs always existed? […]

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LABOR DAY: What America’s Workers Have Built

by Patrick J Eiding President, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO I’ve been a union member since 1963. For many years I worked on construction sites as a member of Local 14 of the International Association of the Heat & Frost Insulators. Though I put away the tools of the trade years ago, I’ll always feel pride when […]

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Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 Hosted DNC Delegates Among 1,500 Guests

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Sam Staten, Sr. Honored

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CITY HALL SAM: Police Chief Ramsey Leaves Big Shoes To Fill

Philadelphia has a number of tough crime and public=safety issues. But the steady and smart leadership from Police COMMISSIONER CHARLES RAMSEY have all Philadelphians confident that the tough issues could be handled. That is why CHS joins many Philadelphians in wishing Commissioner Ramsey best wishes on his retirement. Ramsey was an innovative leader who implemented […]

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