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When Luxury Turns to Poverty: Fired 2116 Chestnut Workers Rally to Get Their Jobs Back

Philadelphia –Joined by dozens of supportive tenants and union members, fired building workers at 2116 Chestnut will rally in front of the building on Wednesday at 2:45pm. With almost no notice, building cleaners, security officers and maintenance workers were terminated from their jobs at 2116 Chestnut Street on Friday after the 319 unit residential apartment building was …

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Scranton School Workers Rally for a Fair Budget for Students

Scranton, PA – Dozens of school district workers rallied in support of Governor Tom Wolf’s budget this afternoon outside the Scranton School Administration Building. The workers are custodians, skilled trade workers, LPNs, and clericals. With school slated to open in a month and a budget stalemate in its (6th) week, workers along with parents are concerned …

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Paid Sick Days Bill Passes in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh – City Council voted this morning to enact legislation making Pittsburgh the nineteenth city in the nation to pass paid sick days legislation. The measure was backed by members of Pittsburgh for Paid Sick Days, a coalition of community groups, environmental groups, faith organizations and labor unions. Sam Williamson, Western Pennsylvania District Director, 32BJ …

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Victory for Airport Workers at City Hall

The following statement on Philadelphia International Airport’s lease with American Airlines can be attributed to Gabe Morgan Vice President of 32BJ SEIU and PA State Director: “After two strikes, a referendum, and incredible support from faith, community and progressive elected officials, airport workers have finally won the 21st Century Minimum Wage,” said Gabe Morgan Vice …

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SEIU Congratulates Endorsed Candidates on Primary Election Victories

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania State Council of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) congratulates all of our endorsed candidates for their Primary Election victories on Tuesday, as well as all victorious candidates with a proven record of standing up for working families. With the strong support of SEIU members, state Supreme Court candidates Kevin Dougherty and David Wecht were …

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Over 500 PHL Airport Workers Go on Strike

Philadelphia, PA— Over 500 non-union contracted wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers and airplane cleaners went on strike Thursday morning to protest low wages and unfair labor practices committed by their employers, Prospect Aviation Services and PrimeFlight Airline Services. Both contractors are employed by US Airways and other airlines. “I’m here today because I struggle to pay …

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32BJ SEIU & SEIU Healthcare PA Endorse Jim Kenney For Mayor

Philadelphia— 32BJ SEIU and SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, who combined represent over 47,000 property service and health care workers in Pennsylvania today announced their endorsement of Jim Kenney for Mayor of Philadelphia. “Cities are electing strong progressive leaders like Jim Kenney, who put an end stop frisk, support airport workers, public schools and a $15/ hour minimum wage,” said Gabe Morgan, 32BJ’s Pennsylvania Director. “Kenney represents Philadelphia’s …

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32BJ SEIU Endorses Strong Anti-Poverty Council Candidates

Philadelphia— 32BJ SEIU, the union representing nearly 10,000 Delaware Valley property service workers today announced their endorsement of City Council candidates Isaiah Thomas (At-Large), Kenyatta Johnson (D-2nd), Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez (D-7th), Blondell Reynolds Brown (At-Large) and Curtis Jones Jr. (D-4th). “Working families need stronger champions to deliver real improvements in public education and in the …

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A Dream Delayed: Airport Workers to Demand Pay Raise Mandated by Voters

PHILADELPHIA—On Thursday, January 15, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hundreds of airport workers, elected officials and supporters will march through the Philadelphia International Airport with a list of demands to address mounting problems for low-wage airport workers. Eight months after Philadelphia voters overwhelmingly supported raising the minimum wage for airport workers to …

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Avoiding Worker Turbulence at PHL: City Council Considers Bill to Keep the Peace

PHILADELPHIA – As the busiest travel day of the year approaches, City Council is considering legislation to improve conditions at the airport for passengers and airport workers alike. On Wednesday at 10:00am, City Council Committee on Commerce & Economic Development will hold a special hearing on labor peace legislation for airport workers which would help …

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