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ELEPHANT CORNER: Meehan Clambake Was Huge Success

Last Sunday Philadelphia Republican City Committee held the 30th annual Billy Meehan Clam Bake at Cannstatter. The event had well over 500 attendees and is one of RCC’s premier fundraisers annually. RCC Chairman and STATE REP. JOHN TAYLOR introduced Pennsylvania Republican Party CHAIRMAN ROB GLEASON and BILLY MEEHAN’S son, RCC GENERAL COUNSEL MIKE MEEHAN. Meehan […]

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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 has for him when union leaders decided against allowing the Governor to join them in […]

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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 […]

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Penna. AFL-CIO Labor Day Message 2014

BY RICHARD BLOOMINGDALE, President, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO/ Labor Day is our only holiday that is devoted to the working men and women of this great nation. Across Pennsylvania, thousands of workers, many of them proud union members and their families will celebrate their contributions in keeping our economy and our nation strong. Thousands of us will […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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OUR APOLOGY

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In our Aug. 21, 2014 issue an offensive slur was accidentally published in the Philadelphia Public Record. This shocking lapse of professional conduct occurred contrary to our editorial directives and in no way reflects the views of our staff or our organization. Those responsible have been terminated. An internal investigation is underway to uncover the […]

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All Enjoyed Sid Booker’s Annual Summer Pool Party

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by Joe Shaheeli It’s time for non-committal members of the PA General Assembly to show  their support and put in their appearances at the weekly Friday informational protests outside the Convention Center. They also need to pressure the Convention Center management demanding an end to an unfair lock out. Calling in their dues for the […]

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Tartaglione Picnic Series Equips Kids For School Sen. Tartaglione is scheduled to visit Wissinoming Park on Frankford Avenue today to host the second in a series of picnics where she has been giving out school supplies and back packs. The senator and her staff visited historic Burholme Park last Thursday and handed out free backpacks […]

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