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Outraged by the School Reform Commission's decision to cancel its collective bargaining agreement with Philadelphia public school teachers, city labor leaders contemplated calling for a general strike.
The Christie Chronicles: Claiming in a speech to the NAACP last weekend that he had been unfairly attacked by public worker unions, Gov. Christie said there had been “tens of millions of dollars” of spending by a union in the state on ads “that says things like: Chris Christie: He loves millionaires, hates children.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal bankruptcy court judge will issue what the owners of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort consider a life-or-death decision on Friday for the troubled gambling hall.
Negotiators for SEPTA and Regional Rail locomotive engineers reached a tentative agreement, which will avert a possible commuter rail strike if the pact is accepted by the engineers and the SEPTA board.
As a leader in the union, he felt pressure to convince contractors to hire Ironworkers, even threatening and condoning violence.
The Street: Many hourly and even full-time employees are now receiving their paychecks in the form of payroll cards, but workers need to look out for fees , which can be steep and outweigh the convenience of paying bills online.
A union leader painted in court filings as the man at the center of much of the corruption within Ironworkers Local 401 admitted his role Tuesday in the group's long-standing efforts to maintain its grip on city construction jobs through violence and intimidation.
A lunchtime rally at the Delaware County Courthouse on Monday was billed as a fight for increasing the minimum wage, but it took on the character of a Democratic campaign rally, with not a single low-wage earner in sight.
Weather or Not: A union for National Weather Service employees says vacancies are a hazard to employees – and the public.
Whitney Williams was inspecting rows of books she had sorted, priced, and neatly arranged on a shelf at the Goodwill store in Lansdowne when a shopper stopped to ask her a question.
There won't be a SEPTA rail strike on Oct. 13. But there might be one on Feb. 10. And that could coincide with a possible strike by bus, subway, and trolley workers, shutting down the entire SEPTA system.
Pennsylvania's candidates for governor raised almost $18 million over the summer from well-heeled donors and special interest groups, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the state.
Two more city ironworkers pleaded guilty Wednesday to roles in a union scheme to intimidate and extort contractors who used nonunion workers.
Chances are that few, if any, of the many people milling around Reading Terminal Market late Thursday afternoon recognized the dignitary seated at the Bassetts Ice Cream counter.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Stephanie Kelton is supposed to fly to Dallas next week. She already has her plane ticket. But she's seriously thinking of driving...
The Street: Marvel superheroes are a powerful force in the movie universe, but it's going to take a huge plot twist to get them all fighting on the same side.
Sign a contract for goods or services, and you've got at least three days to back out, right?
The Street: When it comes to the toys that will delight kids while lining the pockets of retailers this holiday season, expect to see items with inscrutable kid-names like Zoomer Dino and Go Go My Walkin' Pup fly off the shelves. Space is set to be another big theme.
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:
The Street: Karma Go is a teeny-tiny Wi-fi hotspot. You buy the device (currently available for pre-order at $99) and then pay only for the connectivity you use. This and six other coming-soon high-tech toys and services from the "Get Geeked NY" event.are showcased here.
Dave Ramsey: I loaned some money to a good friend recently. He’s going to help me with a job I’m working on, so do you think I should pay him for the work or just forgive the debt instead?
By activating its nuclear option and cancelling its teachers' contract, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission took an action Monday that could remake the city's schools and have national implications.
NLRB Case 07-CA-127221 - Little Rock Baptist Charity Care Center, Inc. d/b/a Lakeshore Healthcare Group-Woodward Campus
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