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November 4, 2014
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union , West Chester, has named Patrick M. McKenna to its supervisory committee. He is a shareholder and partner at West Chester law firm Gawthrop Greenwood P.C. Paul M. Schmidt has been appointed to the board of the Traffic Club of Philadelphia , a group that promotes and educates the public about the transportation, supply-chain, and logistics industry in the Philadelphia region. He is an attorney at Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C., Philadelphia, and co-chair of the firm's environmental practice group.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The executive board of the influential electricians' union IBEW Local 98 will remain unchanged after a vote Saturday returned incumbents allied with the union's business manager, John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' election was remarkable due to federal oversight brought on by a complaint filed by two challengers who failed to win. Kenneth Rocks and Kevin O'Sullivan filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Labor, saying they were unfairly denied a place on ballots.
BUSINESS
October 30, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
At a meeting Tuesday of gambling regulators from around the world, Mayor Nutter urged the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to finally vote on the second casino license in Philadelphia. "The record's been closed for some time," said Nutter, referring to public suitability hearings, where applicants made their cases before the board members - which took place eight months ago at the Convention Center. Speaking generally of deliberative bodies, Nutter said, "Taking action is very important.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
To chief executive Sue Schick, it's a continuing mystery. Why are there so few women on corporate boards? Why are there so few top women executives? Why are so few women ranked among the top earners? And if major nonprofit organizations seem comfortable with female leadership, why can't that confidence translate to more business leadership spots for women? "Inertia," said Schick, chief executive of UnitedHealthcare Pennsylvania and Delaware, a publicly traded health insurance company that has more than 5,000 employees and covers more than 900,000 people.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's Board of Ethics approved a series of amendments to the city's campaign-finance rules Wednesday, the most significant aimed at tightening restrictions on what constitutes a third party's support of a candidate. Specifically, the board approved an amendment to address the reuse of campaign materials produced by a candidate, but then picked up and distributed by an individual or political action committee independent of the candidate. Under the new rule, such reuse would be considered an in-kind campaign contribution and thus would fall under the city's campaign rules that limit such contributions to $2,900 for individuals and $11,900 for political action committees, or PACs.
NEWS
October 16, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of Camden high school seniors will have the opportunity to complete a medical apprenticeship and training program with the hope of landing jobs in the city's growing health-care field. Ten to 15 seniors will be selected in December to participate in a paid apprenticeship at an area health-care organization and then go on to a training program to get officially certified as a medical assistant. The program is the first launched by the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden board of governors, created in April.
NEWS
October 13, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
FOR THE SECOND time in four months, President Obama has spared Regional Rail riders a big headache. Obama, at the request of SEPTA, yesterday called for the formation of a presidential emergency board that will help mediate an ongoing dispute between the transit authority and one of its labor unions, according to a statement from the White House. More importantly, the creation of the board will prevent the union, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, from striking, effectively shutting down Regional Rail lines.
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