Here are hourly base wage rates, and medical and retirement benefit costs, for the six union trades employed on jobs at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia:
Electricians (IBEW) $47.79 28.96
Carpenters $39.90 26.74
Stagehands $39.72 14.70
Riggers (Ironworkers) $35.11 24.69
Teamsters 24.72 19.75
Laborers 24.30 22.36
As my Philadelphia Inquirer colleague Jane Von Bergen reports here, the Electricians, Stagehands, Riggers and Laborers will receive 3% yearly increases over the next 10 years as part of a more liberal new work-rules agreement. As I reported here, the Center intends to stop employing Carpenters and Teamsters after this week because their local union officers didn't agree to the new work rules, which they say will cut workers' hours. Center bosses say the new rules will attract more shows and make up for any lost hours.