Big day for labor news in Philadelphia today. Richard Trumka, the former Pennsylvania coal miner and Villanova law school grad, who heads the nation's largest labor federation, will be at two rallies. At 10:15 a.m., he'll be outside of Temple University hospital in support of 1,500 nurses and professionals who will deliver a strike notice to the hospital.
Then at 11:45 a.m., he'll switch gears and talk about banking at Paine Plaza, which is essentially at 15th and JFK Blvd. That's where Bank of America has an office and it's also the place where Trumka will urge banks to start lending money, so that businesses can grow and create jobs. The bank event will be replicated in 200 places across the country.