Union strikes over contract with nonunion workers

By Freda R. Savana, buckscountycouriertimes.com

Members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters set up a picket line Monday at the entrances to the new Bucks County Justice Center, protesting a $1.3 million furniture contract with a company that does not pay prevailing wages.

Pa. Ironworkers Case Details Arsons, Intimidation

By Mary Claire Dale, ABC News

After the economy tanked in 2008 and took construction work with it, a goon squad of ironworkers flexed their muscles at non-union work sites in and around Philadelphia, threatening builders, smashing beams and even burning down a Quaker meeting house days before Christmas.

Money in politics? Look for the union label

By Rick Berman, triblive.com

As the November elections get closer, voters in Pennsylvania will be bombarded with advertisements for candidates. Throw in issue advocacy advertisements and you’d be forgiven for wishing that political money would just evaporate.

For teachers, knowledge is power

By Priya Abraham, The Mercury

Like any other group of professionals, teachers are a diverse lot, holding vastly differing social, cultural, and political views. So why is it that they’re lumped together and forced to join state and national teachers’ unions that often don’t reflect local teachers’ concerns?