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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The sudden action by Fresh Del Monte Products, Inc. to sever its contract with the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1291 and pull its incoming ships to a “below union wage” pier in Gloucester City hasn’t come as a surprise to the unions and terminal operators familiar with the operations of the Holt family. […]

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With the General Election moving onto center stage after the conclusion of Labor Day and the official ending of the summer holidays, more and more local political activists are turning their attention instead to next year’s May Primary. From the scuttlebutt that has been making the rounds among ward leaders and political campaign managers, it […]

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It was somewhat unusual for Philadelphia politics for the Chairman of the Democratic Party, CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY, to endorse, over a year in advance, the candidacy for reelection of the incumbent MAYOR MIKE NUTTER. That seems to be a response to general unrest in the Party with regard to the Mayor’s handling of the power […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ It’s time for the Delaware River Port Authority to change its name to more-correctly identify its primary mission, which is to oversee the bridges under its mandate. Correctly renaming itself as the Delaware River Bridge Authority would clarify its mission to the public as well as Avoid continued confusion among the citizenry […]

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BY RICHARD BLOOMINGDALE/ More Pennsylvania workers are celebrating the Labor Holiday than in any other state in the nation, but the celebrations are tempered by the recession and high unemployment which over the past year has impacted directly or indirectly over half of the nation’s workforce. If you haven’t lost your job, a member of […]

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BY HEIDI SCHIERHOLZ/ Last month the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the June report from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, showing that job openings held roughly steady in June (declining by 2,000), while downward revisions to earlier data reveal that there were 267,000 fewer job openings in May than previously reported. The total […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Both Democrat and Republican Parties in this city are poised and at the ready to do what they can to generate votes for their gubernatorial and US Senate candidates this November. Though they are going through their pre-election drills and showing up to support their candidates at election and party functions, who […]

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Councilman Frank Rizzo has chided Mayor Michael Nutter on his opposition to the extension of the agreement allowing US immigration and customs enforcement agencies access to the City’s Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System. In a letter to the Mayor, Rizzo remarked, “You have stated that regarding undocumented aliens, ‘the only law they broke is coming into […]

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