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October 6, 1988 | By Kitty Dumas, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Jean Herbert and the members of the Retirees Club found out that Michael Dukakis' mother would be attending their monthly luncheon, they did the natural thing. "We had a caterer bring in a whole tray of cold cuts and danish," Herbert said. They had to work quickly. They had just an hour's notice before Euterpe Dukakis, 85, arrived at the Rising Sun Avenue union hall Tuesday with a small entourage of Michael Dukakis' campaign officials. It was her second stop of the day in Philadelphia, and one of five she would make in the area before ending her day at a Greek reception at a community center in Broomall.
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March 21, 1986 | By Carole Fleck, Special to The Inquirer
To some, the brick union hall across from Westinghouse Electric's Lester plant represents nothing more than the headquarters for United Electrical Workers of America, Local 107. But to the retired union workers who have spent their latter years gathering there, the hall is considered a shrine that has kept "the family" together for 26 years. So it was no small wonder that the retirees felt betrayed when they learned that the union sold their headquarters in Essington in December, they said.
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April 23, 1986 | By TONI LOCY, Daily News Staff Writer
Tuesday normally is the day retirees of United Auto Workers Local 92 come to the union hall on Welsh Road to get problems with their benefits worked out. Yesterday morning, the retirees met someone else who had a gripe. Joseph Cooper, 48, of North Philadelphia, allegedly pulled a gun and held three of the retirees, the Local 92 president, a secretary and another union official hostage for 45 minutes. He demanded to talk to radio personality Mary Mason about the job he lost at the Budd Co. on Red Lion Road in the Far Northeast.
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July 1, 1989 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The day after ballots were tallied in a hotly contested Roofers Union Local 30-30B election, a member of the losing slate was punched in the face and thrown out of the union hall in the Northeast, the candidate said yesterday. David Suda, 32, who ran for the union executive committee on a losing slate that promised reforms, said he went to the Local 30 hiring hall at 5:20 a.m. Thursday to sign up for employment and at first was refused by the dispatcher on the ground that he did not enter the "30B side" of the hall.
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February 14, 1999 | By Gaiutra Bahadur, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After almost a year of discussion, paperwork and some protest, the City Council last week voted unanimously to create a redevelopment zone along the southern strip of Broadway, the town's main commercial thoroughfare. The 1.7-acre zone is made up of two properties: a carpenters' union hall and a fenced-in, overgrown lot that belongs to a Marlton-based construction company, Saccomanto Inc. Carpenters' Union Local 393 holds meetings every first and second Tuesday of the month at its hall, a newly renovated brick building with a large parking lot. Next door is a run-down building with lumber and cement blocks scattered in its yard and silver insulation hanging from its ceiling.
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October 20, 1998 | By Gaiutra Bahadur, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
At a meeting last night, the City Council moved a step closer to realizing its visions for a senior housing complex along a small strip of Broadway, the town's main commercial drag. The council adopted a resolution to accept the Planning Board's creation of the South Broadway Redevelopment Zone, an area that embraces only two properties: a carpenters' union hall and a fenced-in, overgrown lot that belongs to a construction company. The carpenters' hall is a squat, newly renovated brick building with a large parking lot. The other property, next door, is a derelict landscape, with lumber and cement blocks piled up in corners and silver battings of insulation hanging from the ceilings of the building.
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October 19, 2004 | By Tina Moore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sen. John Edwards told about a thousand supporters at Haverford College yesterday that President Bush had been untruthful earlier in the day during a "desperate speech" in New Jersey. "The first casualty of a desperate campaign is the truth," Edwards, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, told the crowd that booed and hissed at the comment in the suburban Philadelphia college's field house. "One of the greatest signs of weakness and failure is to resort to the politics of fear," he continued.
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September 22, 2000 | By Monica Yant Kinney, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yesterday, when the Department of Licenses and Inspections held a managers' meeting, officials didn't gather in an L&I conference room, or at any of the many cavernous - and often empty - spaces in City Hall. Instead, nearly 60 top L&I officials, including Commissioner Edward McLaughlin, hopped in city-issued trucks and sedans and drove several blocks north to the headquarters of the politically influential Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, at 17th and Spring Garden Streets.
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February 5, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Edward Coryell Sr., one of the region's most powerful labor leaders, is out. All Philadelphia-area Carpenters union locals have been closed and their assets and members divided among regional councils in Pittsburgh; Edison, N.J.; and Framingham, Mass. Bewildered carpenters filed in and out of the union's building at 18th and Spring Garden Streets on Wednesday, greeted by notices pasted on the front door informing them of the changes ordered by United Brotherhood of Carpenters general president Douglas McCarron in Washington.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Edward Coryell Sr., longtime leader of the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters, had an unexpected visitor Wednesday morning. Douglas McCarron, the decisive general president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, dropped in to tell Coryell that he was out. The visit was short. Less than an hour. And Coryell had no idea it was coming, said friends and allies of the ousted labor leader. By the time McCarron left, or shortly afterward, signs went up on the doors of the carpenters' headquarters on Spring Garden Street.
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February 6, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Edward Coryell Sr., longtime leader of the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters, had an unexpected visitor Wednesday morning. Douglas McCarron, the decisive general president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, dropped in to tell Coryell that he was out. The visit was short. Less than an hour. And Coryell had no idea it was coming, said friends and allies of the ousted labor leader. By the time McCarron left, or shortly afterward, signs went up on the doors of the carpenters' headquarters on Spring Garden Street.
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February 5, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Edward Coryell Sr., one of the region's most powerful labor leaders, is out. All Philadelphia-area Carpenters union locals have been closed and their assets and members divided among regional councils in Pittsburgh; Edison, N.J.; and Framingham, Mass. Bewildered carpenters filed in and out of the union's building at 18th and Spring Garden Streets on Wednesday, greeted by notices pasted on the front door informing them of the changes ordered by United Brotherhood of Carpenters general president Douglas McCarron in Washington.
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February 4, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
A few coaches with Camden's Whitman Park Tigers youth football program were sitting around after a recent meeting, watching a news story about the water-contamination crisis in Flint, Mich., when they had an idea. "We said, 'We've got to do something,' " coach Jai Green said. "We don't have much - but we better give what we have. " On Thursday, the team is launching a drive to collect 100,000 bottles of water - 4,200 cases - to donate to residents of Flint. The drive will run through Feb. 29, Green said, and involve participation from players, coaches, parents, and sponsors.
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September 9, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Candidates came a-courtin' to Philadelphia's annual Labor Day parade and rally Monday, but only one of them - a man already elected - got to speak. The rest, including Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney, worked the crowd, posing for pictures, shaking hands, and slapping backs. "Today is about jobs, jobs that pay, and jobs that fairly recognize the work that people do," Gov. Wolf said, addressing a cheerful crowd where people were as interested in catching up with one another as listening to his remarks from a podium set up in the parking lot of the Sheet Metal Workers union hall in South Philadelphia.
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June 26, 2015 | Philly Clout
WALK DOWN Spring Garden Street near 18th and you can't help but notice that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 union hall is basically a giant advertisement for state Supreme Court candidate Kevin Dougherty and Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney . The sign for Dougherty - a Common Pleas judge and brother of electricians union boss Johnny Doc - is gargantuan, spanning most of the building like a highway billboard....
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June 10, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
JOE SCHULLE has seen the city's 2,100 firefighters and paramedics through a new contract, a controversial firefighter death and a sex scandal. Now, he's stepping down after a tumultuous two-year term to return to firefighting and let new leaders take over the firefighters and paramedics union. Andrew Thomas, a hazardous materials fire lieutenant and 23-year department veteran, was sworn in last night as the new president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 22. Union members last month voted in Thomas as well as Eddie Marks, a retired battalion chief who spent 38 years in the department, and Mike Bresnan, a firefighter and union recording secretary under Schulle, as first and second vice presidents, respectively.
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January 5, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
THE LOCAL Ironworkers union under longtime leader Joseph Dougherty didn't function like a legitimate labor union, but acted like the mob, federal prosecutors say. "Both criminal enterprises existed and operated through a pattern of fear, violence, and intimidation," Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Livermore wrote in a trial memorandum filed yesterday. "Both criminal enterprises used that well-earned fear to extort money from businesses. " Dougherty, 73, of Bustleton, business manager of Ironworkers Local 401 from 1998 until early last year, faces trial in federal court starting Monday on charges of racketeering conspiracy, arson-related offenses and extortion.
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December 19, 2014 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The president of Philadelphia's police union on Wednesday decried the protests sweeping cities across the country after grand juries in Missouri and New York state cleared white officers who killed unarmed black suspects. "We have to guard against a growing trend in this country to replace due process and the legal system with media-fueled mob rule and sensationalism," said John McNesby, president of the local Fraternal Order of Police lodge. McNesby spoke after a ceremony at the union hall in Northeast Philadelphia honoring city police officers for valor and bravery.
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November 2, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a rare scenario, a union election Saturday for officers in the Electricians local led by John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty will be supervised by the U.S. Labor Department. The department's involvement stems from a complaint by two candidates for the executive board, Kenneth Rocks and Kevin O'Sullivan, who said they were unfairly denied the opportunity to run for two of five seats. The Labor Department agreed. "The investigation of the challenged election disclosed that the union improperly determined that two nominees for executive board were ineligible to run for office," the Labor Department said Aug. 28, adding that Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers had voluntarily agreed to the supervision.
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