July 2, 2015 |
WITH MUCH fanfare, a new airport lease agreement came in for a final and smooth landing yesterday after a somewhat turbulent journey to Mayor Nutter's desk. Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke jointly signed the five-year lease between Philadelphia International Airport and the airlines that use the city-owned facility. Under the lease agreement, effective today, airline subcontractors must pay $12 an hour to about 2,000 airport workers, including baggage handlers, aircraft cabin cleaners and wheelchair attendants.
June 14, 2015 |
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the union representing teachers at its 17 high schools announced Friday they had reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. The deal is subject to a ratification vote, which is expected later this month, by 635 members of Local 1776 of the Association of Catholic Teachers. Details on the tentative contract were not released, but the teachers in May rejected a proposed one-year deal because, they said, the wage increases that were offered would not cover the increase in health-care costs.
May 29, 2015 |
When he abruptly resigned from the state House last month, Joe Hackett said he was returning to an $85,290-a-year job with the Delaware County District Attorney's Office after a five-year leave of absence. However, in response to an Inquirer request, the county's open-record office said Tuesday that it had no record that Hackett applied for an extended leave beyond the one granted for his first two years in office under the labor contract between the Fraternal Order of Police and the county.
April 23, 2015 |
The University of Pennsylvania Health System has reached a final agreement to acquire Lancaster General Health, a nearly $1 billion health system anchored by a 533-bed hospital in downtown Lancaster, the two systems announced Tuesday. Lancaster General's chief executive Thomas E. Beeman said the merger was the result of a planning process that started five years ago. "The value of integrating with a national health care leader became apparent," especially after forming an alliance with Penn last year, Beeman said.
March 14, 2015 |
A deal in Washington Township between elected officials and school leaders may help temper opposition to a housing and commercial project initiated seven years ago. The township council approved a measure Wednesday to allocate 44 percent of the revenue from a proposed tax agreement for the Washington Square redevelopment project to the school district. Resistance to the project from residents and school officials has centered on concerns that the planned housing components and a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT)
March 8, 2015 |
Monroe Energy L.L.C. and United Steelworkers Local 10-234 said Friday that they had reached a tentative agreement on local issues, including wages and benefits, involving 215 union members who work at Monroe's oil refinery in Trainer, Delaware County. Spokesmen for both sides declined to give specific details. Nearly 7,000 steelworkers are on strike at 15 facilities around the nation as the United Steelworkers union bargains a national contract. National negotiations are set for Monday on a three-year pact affecting 30,000 steelworkers.
February 9, 2015 |
Legal maneuvers over the potential sale of the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel flew into the weekend as Florida investor Glenn Straub's Monday deadline to buy the property for $95.4 million approached. "The whole thing has gotten a lot more complicated," said Stuart J. Moskovitz, an attorney for Straub. Straub has agreed to buy the Atlantic City complex - which cost $2.4 billion to build - but on terms that have been under attack by Revel's tenants. Lawyers for ACR Energy Partners L.L.C., which owns the utility plant that supplies electricity and hot and cold water to Revel, filed an emergency motion Saturday morning in U.S. District Court in Camden.
February 4, 2015 |
It's back to the negotiating table for the NFL and thousands of its former players suing the league over concussion-related health problems. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody, who is overseeing settlement efforts on behalf of the league's more than 20,000 potentially eligible retirees, has asked for further revisions to a deal that could pay out as much as $1 billion over 65 years. The move came seven months after she granted preliminary approval to the plan. In an order filed Monday, Brody ordered both sides to attempt to amend their settlement proposal to widen eligibility for some former players and their families.
January 22, 2015 |
IT TURNS OUT when you rent a ritzy Society Hill condo to your mistress and let her pay for it with sex - as a lawsuit alleges a high-powered Brooklyn real-estate mogul did - you probably shouldn't list your wife as a property manager. But Stuart Venner, according to a civil lawsuit filed by his wife on Friday in Philadelphia, may have made that mistake. In the suit, Grace Chang Venner alleges that her husband, a Brooklyn developer, drew up a 40-year lease last January for another woman to live in a stately, three-story brick rowhouse he bought in 2012 on Pine Street near 5th. But this wasn't just any lease, the suit claims: The agreement allegedly allowed defendant Panadda Pratomtang to rent the property for $1 a month until 2053 "in return for her providing prostitution services to Board Member, [Stuart]