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Philadelphia Fire Fighters Union Local 22 President Joseph D. Schulle is leading the charge Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and Fire Dept. Human Resources Mgr. Karen Hyers have committed perjury before Judge Leon Tucker in a court hearing when they testified as to their reasons and roles in demoting 14 firefighters shortly after they had been […]

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More than 140 locals affiliated with the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO will gather at its 11th annual Leadership Conference  in Atlantic City, Feb. 2-4 at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel. President Pat Eiding said there is a variety of sponsorships available, including hosting a cocktail reception, super bowl party, dinner, lunch, continental breakfast or […]

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Rep. Clymer Calls For Transportation Funding Resolution

The need for a comprehensive transportation funding solution for Pennsylvania was highlighted last week when officials toured weight-restricted Bucks County bridges that, if left unfixed, could cut-off major arteries serving two communities. On Thursday, Nov. 7, State Rep. Paul Clymer (R-Bucks) and PennDOT Executive Deputy Sec. Bradley L. Mallory met in Sellersville with borough officials […]

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  The 300 Registered Nurses at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, members of the nurses’ union PASNAP, voted unanimously to ratify a new contract that maintains one of the best overall pay and benefits packages in the Philadelphia area. During meetings last week, members voted to approve the new three-year agreement. The union and the hospital concluded […]

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A motion picture showing many construction violations have been passed over by the City’s Dept. of Licenses & Inspections at the Post Brothers’ Goldtex Apartments, 12th & Wood Streets, was released yesterday to a huge audience of labor and political leaders and building-industry safety specialists. Launched at IBEW Local 98, the film was titled Deconstructing […]

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PFT Head Blasts Cantor’s Visit

Calling the visit of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to Freire Charter School here another move to defund public school education, PFT President Jerry Jordan said, “It’s the third week of school in Philadelphia, and most schools still do not have a full-time counselor, school nurse or librarian. “Even our largest schools only have one […]

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After Mayor Michael Nutter’s Administration announced last Friday it was dropping its appeal of Fire Fighters & Paramedics Union Local 22’s contract award by binding arbitration, Local 22 President Joe Schulle issued the following statement: “The members of Local 22 thank the Nutter Administration for dropping its long-running legal challenges to our 2009 arbitration award. […]

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BY TONY WEST/ Leading negotiators for Mayor Michael Nutter’s turbulent city-worker contracts say they’re willing to return to the table with the unions at any time – but not at any cost. Three key sticking points in negotiations with the Philadelphia Firefighters & Paramedics’ Union Local 22 and with District Council 33, which represents the […]

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BY ERIC BOEHM,  PA Independent/ On a sunny afternoon in early July, Fredrick Anton was finishing his lunch at a popular Harrisburg café. As Anton, the CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association and a long-time prominent voice in conservative circles of Pennsylvania politics, headed for the door, he nearly bumped into Rick Bloomingdale, president of the […]

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