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Local artists to throw ‘Happy Trash Day’ party for sanitation workers

Local artists to throw ‘Happy Trash Day’ party for sanitation workers

Jenny Drumgool is Philly’s own version of Don Quixote, maybe with a dash of Andy Warhol.  But instead of tilting at windmills, the local artist throws spontaneous parties for the city’s trash collectors—balloons and all—both as a form of protest and a celebration of local blue collar might. The East Kensington artist has been throwing the spontaneous...

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What Happened to the Liquor Privatization Debate?

What Happened to the Liquor Privatization Debate?

Will beer keg backpacks still be legal? Wasn’t the liquor debate supposed to be done by now? After some energy at the beginning of the week, the House has scheduled more debate for, well, next week. And after that, maybe the week after. And so on/so forth/etc. As punned by Capitol Ideas, the liquor privatization idea may have lost its fizz, but isn’t necessarily...

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District Council 33, Still Without Contract, Threatens Strike [VIDEO]

District Council 33, Still Without Contract, Threatens Strike [VIDEO]

The workers are getting restless. Hundreds of members of District Council 33, the city’s blue-collar municipal union, descended on City Hall today to protest their lack of contract– and threatened to strike if progress isn’t made soon. “We want what’s fair,” DC 33 President Pete Matthews told City Council members during a public...

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Philadelphia Newspapers Contracts Finalized

Philadelphia Newspapers Contracts Finalized

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. The Inky finally stopped reporting its own impending death today. It’s now saying the last two of the Inky and Daily News’ 16 unions have reached a contract with their new owners, Philadelphia Media Network, and all’s well, forever. Yesterday  the papers’ drivers voted 148-15 in favor of a deal after...

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