July 14, 2004 |
The city and the union that represents Philadelphia's white-collar government workers agreed yesterday to extend their labor contract by a month as negotiators work out a new agreement. The contract covering the 3,400 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' District 47 expired July 1. A previous agreement extended it through today; yesterday's agreement leaves the contract in place through Aug. 15. "We made a lot of progress in the noneconomic areas," such as work rules, District Council 47 president Thomas Paine Cronin said of the negotiations to date.
May 20, 2008 |
The NFL's labor situation could get more complicated this week. The league's owners meet today in Atlanta and could vote to opt out of the labor contract. Such a move could signal a protracted period of labor tension and lead to a 2010 season without a salary cap and a potential work stoppage the following year. The owners have until Nov. 8 to terminate the contract. Some would prefer to do so now and hasten the way for talks toward a new agreement to replace the 2-year-old contract that most owners feel has tilted too far toward the players, who get 60 percent of total revenues.
May 31, 2014 |
Parents and students at the 17 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are assured of at least one more year of labor peace. The 650 members of Local 1776 of the Association of Catholic Teachers on Wednesday approved a one-year contract that gives each a $1,200 yearly increase in salary starting this fall. "Both the association and the school system are pleased that these successful negotiations will provide assurances to the students and their parents that our schools will be poised for another year of success in September," according to a joint statement from the archdiocese and union president Rita Schwartz.
August 28, 2004 |
The head of the Burlington County Board of Social Services has been placed on paid leave pending the investigation of a complaint by an employee that he got rough with her during a labor-contract protest. The action against director Daniel Boas was taken after Daphne Ball filed a harassment complaint with Westampton police on Aug. 12, county officials said. The complaint stems from a confrontation on that date at the county human services facility on Woodlane Road in Mount Holly.
August 14, 2001 |
Union workers remained on the job at the Philadelphia Gas Works early today even though they failed to beat a midnight deadline for reaching a new contract with the utility. Talks were suspended about 10:30 last night when negotiators realized they would not reach an agreement by midnight. The two sides will meet today to discuss future negotiations. PGW, which employs 1,785 people, was reluctant to grant a second contract extension to Gas Works Employees Union Local 686, which represents 1,345 workers at the city-owned utility.
August 7, 1992 |
A federal judge yesterday cleared the way for After Six Inc. to sell its assets to a Baltimore company and close its Philadelphia tuxedo factory. The sale is scheduled to take place today. The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, which represents more than 400 After Six workers, had sought a court injunction to block the sale until an arbitrator could rule on whether it would violate the union's contract. The union argued that the sale would violate its contract, which it said barred relocation.
July 18, 2015 |
Police officers for the Delaware River Port Authority have a new labor contract, six years after the last one expired, but they are still waiting for most of their back pay. The new pact, awarded by an arbitrator after negotiations failed, provides for an average 1.77 percent annual pay increase over the life of the contract, from 2010 through 2017. The 131 patrol officers, sergeants, and corporals, whose last contract expired Dec. 31, 2009, had been seeking a 3.75 percent raise for each year.
March 14, 2014 |
SEPTA's biggest labor contract expires Friday night, but an immediate strike by Philadelphia bus drivers, subway and trolley operators, and maintenance workers seems unlikely. Negotiations between SEPTA and union representatives continued Wednesday at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. The contract with Transport Workers Union Local 234 covers about 4,700 SEPTA employees in the city, roughly half of all the transit agency's workers. Separate contracts expire next month with TWU 234, Suburban Transit Division, Victory District, which represents about 160 suburban maintenance and clerical employees; and TWU 234, Suburban Transit Division, Frontier District, which represents about 230 bus drivers and mechanics in Montgomery and Bucks Counties.
June 22, 2012 |
Flight attendants for Air Wisconsin, which operates as a US Airways Express carrier at Philadelphia International Airport, ratified a new labor contract with the airline Thursday, according to the union that represents the 300 flight attendants. Terms of the four-year pact were not disclosed, but the union said it included "increased compensation and improvements to scheduling and quality of life issues. " From hubs in Philadelphia, Washington, New York, Raleigh, N.C., and Norfolk, Va., Air Wisconsin operates nearly 500 daily flights as US Airways Express, serving 70 cities in the United States and Canada.
June 27, 2015
An Associated Press story Thursday incorrectly reported that State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in the Charleston church shootings, was the first African American since Reconstruction to rest in honor in South Carolina's Statehouse Rotunda. In 1986, the body of the astronaut Ronald McNair, who died in the space shuttle Challenger explosion, was given the same honor. A photo caption in some editions Wednesday gave the wrong name for a damaged car at Deptford Mall. It was a Nissan Altima.