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Trump to Merkel: 'At least we have something in common' about wiretapping

President Donald Trump addressed his claim that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped him during the 2016 election campaign by joking that he and his guest, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, had "something in common, perhaps."A German reporterasked Trump on Friday about a Fox News report cited...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 4:08pm

Philadelphia activists predict pain from Trump picks

Labor and civil rights organizers rallied in Philadelphia against two more of President Donald Trump’s pending appointments to key posts in the government, claiming they could upend key legal protections for workers, LGBT people and the environment.“The Department of Labor is supposed to be that...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 3:54am

Strike averted as commercial office cleaners reach deal with owners

A strike by commercial office cleaners in Philadelphia was averted after their union reached an agreement with the organization representing the owners of the buildings.Details of the contract were not announced, because the deal had not been ratified.The union had voted last week to authorize a...

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 12:13am

Janitors plan rally for thousands in Center City Wednesday

Organizers say that between 2,000 and 3,000 unionized office cleaners will rally in Center City on Wednesday.The rally will begin on the 2100 block of Chestnut Street, where about a dozen unionized workers were fired after the building was sold.Greystar, the property management firm that took over...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 2:39pm

Janitors march through Philly to mark 25th anniversary of fight

Around 100 janitors, all members of the SEIU 32BJ service workers union, marched through Center City to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to denounce unfair employment practices on Wednesday.The rally was meant tomarkthe 25th anniversary of a rally on June 15, 1990 in Los Angeles, when janitors...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 4:10pm

Hundreds go on strike at Phila. airport

Over 500 employees of airport contractors went on strike Thursday to protest what they say are low wages and unfair labor practices. An airport spokesperson said there are no disruptions to airport operations.The wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers and airplane cleaners are non-unionized...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:07pm

Underpaid delivery workers to get $2 million

Underpaid delivery workers who worked for five upper Manhattan Papa John’s locations are going to recoup their hard-earned dollars.New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who said he’s fighting a “crime wave” of wage theft against fast food workers, announced a $2.1 million judgment against...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:34am