November 3, 2012 |
A week off from field hockey after playing two games in three days last week might have been just what Central Bucks South needed Friday afternoon. The Titans took control early with a goal off a corner by Mackenzie Harding in the fifth minute and never looked back, beating Wissahickon in the District 1 Class AAA semifinals, 4-1. "It was huge to set the tone," Central Bucks South coach Jeff Harding said. That's exactly what Harding wanted to do after having a little more than hour of practice time with his team this week because of the hurricane.
September 19, 2012 |
THE FLORIDA PANTHERS announced the layoffs of an unknown number of staff members Tuesday, only the third full day of the NHL's lockout. The Panthers are thought to be the NHL's second team to publicly announce layoffs since the league's collective bargaining agreement with its players expired at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday and ushered in the league's fourth work stoppage in the last 20 years. The Ottawa Senators already have had layoffs, and full-time employees have been placed on a reduced work week.
August 20, 2012 |
A for-profit company that runs alternative-education schools in the region said it was prepared for students to arrive next month - despite laying off its staff in July. "They are open and ready to go," said Alan E. Casnoff, an attorney who represents Delaware Valley High School. He said the school had agreements in place with suburban districts for its campuses in Reading and Warminster but does not have a signed contract with Philadelphia for the two sites it has operated in the city.
August 9, 2012 |
Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd announced Tuesday that she would begin dismantling the city's police department by the end of the month to make way for a new county-run force, putting a definitive timeline on a plan that has been under negotiation for nearly two years. A state-required layoff plan is being drawn up, and Camden's roughly 270 officers could serve their last day on the job by the end of the year, putting city and county officials on a tight schedule to get the new force up and running.
July 25, 2012 |
The SchooL Reform Commission on Monday unanimously approved a contract ratified by its blue-collar workers — a deal that avoids layoffs thanks to what chief recovery officer Thomas Knudsen called a "precedent-setting" arrangement. Members of 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union, depending on one of three salary categories, will have between $5 and $45 deducted each week from their pay, which will go toward reducing the district's $282 million deficit, officials said after the SRC meeting.
July 11, 2012 |
With less than a week before hundreds of blue-collar workers could lose their jobs, Philadelphia School District officials said they have not made up their minds on whether the layoffs will go forward. Each of the district's 2,700 mechanics, bus aides, cleaners and others - members of SEIU 32BJ Local 1201 - has received a pink slip amid a continuing budget crisis in the district. About 500 of the layoffs would take effect Sunday. The district faces a deficit of as much as $282 million, and school officials have said they need big savings in both labor costs and transportation and maintenance.
June 22, 2012 |
Threatened with the layoff of its entire workforce, the union representing 2,700 blue-collar workers in the Philadelphia School District has put more than $25 million in projected savings on the table - but the district has stopped talking. George Ricchezza, head of SEIU 32BJ, Local 1201, said he offered five years of no wage increases, reduced benefits, work rule changes, furlough days, and other concessions. "The School District will not even get back to us," Ricchezza said Thursday afternoon.