Philadelphia teachers’ union president Jerry Jordan fends off challengers; wins re-election

Jordan’s slate, known as the Collective Bargaining Team, appeared to win 62% of the vote, with the early tally 4,453 votes for Jordan's team to 2,761 for the Caucus of Working Educators.

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New Jersey laws will make it harder for small businesses to use independent contractors

Wherever you stand on the issue, if you’re running a small business in New Jersey you should be aware that more change is inevitably coming.
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New Jersey laws will make it harder for small businesses to use independent contractors

Wherever you stand on the issue, if you’re running a small business in New Jersey you should be aware that more change is inevitably coming.

After Philly refinery sale, a United Steelworkers chief says he did his best to save jobs

Thomas Conway, the Steelworkers president, said the sale of the refinery complex to a buyer that wants to dismantle it was a “frustrating turn of events.” But he pushed back on critics who called him a “sellout.”

After Philly refinery sale, a United Steelworkers chief says he did his best to save jobs

Thomas Conway, the Steelworkers president, said the sale of the refinery complex to a buyer that wants to dismantle it was a “frustrating turn of events.” But he pushed back on critics who called him a “sellout.”

After a rich career in media, HGTV cofounder Susan Packard is all about helping women

The cofounder of HGTV handicaps new content, channels, and streaming services.

After a rich career in media, HGTV cofounder Susan Packard is all about helping women

The cofounder of HGTV handicaps new content, channels, and streaming services.
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This isn’t a ‘biotech bubble,’ it’s ‘Philadelphia’s moment’ to become a center for gene therapy, says Penn-based CEO

Philadelphia is where the future economy around gene therapy is coming together, establishing the area as an international nexus for new treatments. "Philadelphia is not going to lose this one," says one CEO.

Could Philly Art Museum scandals spark a union campaign? It’s happened before.

Across the high art world, workers are speaking out about wage inequity and the prevalence of contingent jobs. Some are even unionizing.

Why the most powerful Teamster in Pa. is going up against Hoffa

Bill Hamilton, a longtime Pennsylvania Teamsters leader, says the current administration is no longer working for its members, and the most recent UPS contract is proof.

Delta Air Lines is paying out $1.6 billion to employees as part of profit sharing

Delta Air Lines distributed $1.6 billion in profit-sharing to its 90,000 employees on Friday, a record for any U.S. company.

Philadelphia is one step closer to setting up a permanent agency to protect worker rights

It's the next step in a fight to get the city to ramp up labor law enforcement after passing some of the most progressive worker protection laws in the country.

Philadelphia public defenders vote to unionize

It's the latest in a slew of new unionized workplaces in the city.

Kennett Square mushroom grower’s $115 million expansion is a big bet for New York investor

South Mill Champ’s new plant would add nearly 3 percent to U.S. mushroom production capacity, potentially straining rivals’ profit margins, and labor supply.

Employers use algorithms to rate job interviewees. A new Illinois law gives candidates rights

Employers in industries are turning to video interviews to cut through the piles of applications they receive. In some cases, AI software is used to analyze the candidate’s facial expression, tone and language, although many of the algorithms behind the technology remain mysterious.

Two-year degrees in nursing and healthcare earn big bucks 10 years out of school

The hot new metric in higher education is earnings after graduation, and La Salle topped those rankings nationally.

How this black UPS worker challenged powerful union leaders in Philly, and won

For the first time in two decades, the 4,500-member Teamsters Local 623 has new leadership. Meet Richard Hooker Jr., the first black man to lead the 101-year-old local.

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Machine intelligence: Philly venture capital pumps $6.8 million into Bob Moul’s Circonus

The Circonus Platform, which went commercial last fall, is designed to help companies collect, store, analyze and make decisions based on the many streams of business data pouring into companies from linked devices, Internet of Things sensors and monitoring systems.

Philadelphia Defender Association refuses to recognize public defenders union — for now

The public nonprofit that runs the defender’s office has proposed hosting a vote overseen by a third-party, and if a majority of workers vote for the union, it will become official. The union says it is considering the proposal and has also filed for a formal election.

Software maker Phenom People raises $30 million, to hire 75 to boost global sales

This Ambler-based software company has built a hiring platform funded by global investors and used by multinational companies

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