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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ As expected, candidates were seen everywhere at the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade and Family Fund Festival along Columbus Boulevard. Some were under umbrellas, others were drenched, but all waited through the drenching rains to be introduced to the thousands of unionists and their families gathered. Not worried about the rain was […]

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BY RUTH R. RUSSELL/ A problem festering in the Philadelphia court system for many years is finally beginning to be healed, Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille told members of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges in Hershey in a good-news/bad-news talk recently. “The fallout from the FBI investigation into Philadelphia’s Traffic Court continues with […]

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The Presidential Commission on Election Administration met yesterday at Convention Center to gather information from the state’s County Commissioners, industry experts, and the public on how to improve voter access to the polls. The City’s three Commissioners — Chair Anthony Clark, Vice Chair Al Schmidt and Stephanie Singer — attended the hearing and gave testimony. […]

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Our national government wants to involve us in a conflict without victory for any side or anyone in the Middle East. Regardless of how that effort is spun, we see it as an escalation leading into a no-win war involving every nation. While the US teeters on military action in Syria, one population is pleading […]

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Torrential rains did not dampen the enthusiasm of scores of labor members at the annual Philadelphia AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade. All of the tremendous labor unions of Philadelphia were well represented at the march down Columbus Boulevard to Penn’s Landing. Among the labor leaders on hand were RYAN BOYER and SAM STATEN, JR. of the […]

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LABOR DAY found labor embattled or already IN THE FRAY. Teachers, LOCAL 19, Fast Food Workers, Walmart, City Firefighters 22, Transport Workers 234, Port Drivers – all preparing for a possible strike, work stoppages, demonstrating, in court, or in talks. AFL-CIO President Pat EIDING said, “These are troubled times….” On the bright side, 1.3 million […]

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Labor Day has come and gone, and with it goes the summer. That means it’s time to start speculating on just about every political race coming up in the next two years. My Facebook page and Twitter feed are all abuzz with people who want to speculate on whether or not Tom Corbett will be […]

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Yo! Here we go again with the following questions were in last year’s GED examination. These are genuine answers (from 16-year-olds). Sent to me by Lisa M. Q. Name the four seasons. A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar. Q. How is dew formed? A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire. […]

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The human being, more often than not, looks to get the edge on his fellows whenever the opportunity presents itself. We all share this intrinsic fault. Over the generations, people learned how to correct the abuse this tendency had created in the world’s labor forces….they slowly understood they needed to do things in unity if […]

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