Posts Tagged ‘Philly’

Jul
2015
29

REPORT: More Than 100,000 Philadelphia Workers Have Their Wages Stolen EVERY WEEK

REPORT: More Than 100,000 Philadelphia Workers Have Their Wages Stolen EVERY WEEK
  A report from Temple University’s Sheller Center for Social Justice titled  “Shortchanged: How Wage Theft Harms Pennsylvania’s Workers and Economy.” details rampant wage theft in Pennsylvania and decsribes how it affects workers, businesses, and the public.  The report estimates that employers steal $19 million to $32 million from...
May
2014
30

Union Workers Being Wrongly Blamed for Insane Cost Markups on Philly Convention Center Job

  In Philadelphia, union workers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center are becoming scapegoats as large global companies mark up labor costs using what they call a “standard industry practice.” Philly.com reports that union riggers setting up last week’s National Homeland Security Conference earned $152.25 a piece when in reality they...
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Aug
2013
26

Philly School District Commissions PLA Study Ahead of $150M School Construction Boom

  The Bristol Township School District in northeast Philadelphia has solicited a month-long study about the effects of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) as they enter the planning stages of a $152 million new schools and renovations project.   The school district has hired...
Jun
2013
28

COUNCILMAN: Contractors on Fatal Philly Demolition Were Working Off the Books

COUNCILMAN: Contractors on Fatal Philly Demolition Were Working Off the Books
The infuriating story of the Philadelphia building collapse that union officials say could have been prevented got more infuriating yesterday when it came to light that the low-road contractor hired to do the demolition did not even have city wage tax accounts: The two demolition contractors involved in a fatal building collapse did not have...