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$1 billion change on the horizon for PHL food program

$1 billion change on the horizon for PHL food program

Survey reveals passengers’ desire for healthy, local and freshly prepared options Each year, passengers spend over $90 million dollars eating and drinking at the Philadelphia International Airport, where a pending transition in the food and beverage program has the potential to significantly alter the landscape of food and beverage at the airport over the next… Read more »

Philadelphia School District Recalls Nearly All Student Safety Staff

Philadelphia School District Recalls Nearly All Student Safety Staff

The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) sent recall letters to 1,136 previously laid off student safety staff Wednesday afternoon. This announcement is a critical step to ensure student safety when schools open on September 9th. The recalls come after the Fast for Safe Schools drew local and national attention to the critical role of student… Read more »

$50 Million Announcement an Important Step, More Action Needed for Safe Schools

$50 Million Announcement an Important Step, More Action Needed for Safe Schools

One day after our hugely successful 12-hour fast and 100+ person rally in front of the School District of Philadelphia, the city’s mayor Michael Nutter announced a plan to borrow $50 million to ensure that schools are able to open on time.  Below is UNITE HERE Local  634’s response to this announcement.  We will be… Read more »

Nearly 100 Parents, Clergy, Students and Staff Resume Fast for Safe Schools as Funding Deadline Looms

Nearly 100 Parents, Clergy, Students and Staff Resume Fast for Safe Schools as Funding Deadline Looms

With the first day of school still uncertain, close to 100 fasting parents, students and clergy filled the steps in front of the School District of Philadelphia headquarters for a one-day resumption of the Fast for Safe Schools. The fasters are calling on City and State leaders to fund Philadelphia’s schools and for the District… Read more »

Inaction on Student Safety Prompts Philadelphia Parents, Clergy and Staff to take Fast for Safe Schools to District Headquarters

Inaction on Student Safety Prompts Philadelphia Parents, Clergy and Staff to take Fast for Safe Schools to District Headquarters

The School District of Philadelphia has recalled hundreds of employees, but has yet to signal student safety as a top priority this fall. None of the 1,202 student safety staff who were laid off in June have been recalled to date. Today, a coalition of parents, students, clergy, and SDP workers announced that on August… Read more »

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