PHILADELPHIA — A powerful union boss who has held a tight grip on construction jobs and politics in the Philadelphia region and beyond has been indicted in an FBI probe along with a city councilman and at least six others. Federal prosecutors say Johnny "Doc" Dougherty (DAHK'-ur-tee) used union funds as "his own personal bank account." Dougherty leads the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, along with the city's Building Trades Council. He has been at the helm of the century-old electricians union for 25 years. Dougherty is credited with helping Mayor Jim Kenney win office in 2015, the same year his brother, Kevin Dougherty, won a seat on the state Supreme Court. City councilman Bobby Henon is also charged. During the long-running investigation, Dougherty has denied any wrongdoing. His lawyer had no immediate comment. … [Read more...] about Feds indict powerful Philly union boss, councilman, others
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Left to right: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii; Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Nearly a year before the 2020 presidential primaries formally begin, more women than ever from a major political party have announced their candidacy or formed an exploratory committee. Four of the nine Democrats who have thrown their hat in the ring for their party’s nomination are women. And yet more may join. “We’ve never seen this before, this is part of the revolution of women, of political progress,” said Debbie Walsh, director of Rutgers University's Center for American Women in Politics. “We’ve never had multiple women like this, running on one side. In the Democratic primary debates, the stage is going to look different.” Two members of Congress -- Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii -- have formally launched campaigns. Two others, Sen. … [Read more...] about Historic number of women aim for Madam President; experts credit #MeToo, recruitment efforts
Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press Updated 2:06 pm CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 FILE - This Jan. 25, 1988 file photo shows President Ronald Reagan holding up 14-pound continuing resolution for the budget, part of a total package weighing 43-pounds, which the president said was two months late from Congress, during his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington. Vice President George H.W. Bush, left, and House Speaker James Wright of Texas listen behind him. less FILE - This Jan. 25, 1988 file photo shows President Ronald Reagan holding up 14-pound continuing resolution for the budget, part of a total package weighing 43-pounds, which the president said was two months ... more Photo: Bob Daugherty, AP Photo: Bob Daugherty, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Does Trump have to give a State of the Union speech? No.
TAMPA, Fla. - Representatives from over three dozen companies will be interviewing candidates at the Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair in Tampa on Tuesday, June 12.The companies all have immediate employment needs. They have openings available in entry-level to top managerial positions, health care jobs and skilled trade positions.Several of the area's top schools for continuing education, local universities and vocational/technical institutes are participating in the job fair. They will give you a chance to see ways you can further develop your skills for the jobs of today to help better you career prospects.Attendees are asked to prepare for success by wearing proper business attire, bringing at least 20 copies of your resume, and arrive with a positive attitude.The Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair is being held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport located at 700 N Westshore Blvd in Tampa. Parking and admission is free. No pre-registration is … [Read more...] about Over forty-five companies participating in the Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair on Tuesday, June 12
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Chris Baylor by Chris Baylor May 18 at 7:00 AM Thousands of teachers rally to demand higher pay and increased education spending in Raleigh, N.C., on May 16. (Marti Maguire/Reuters) This spring, teachers have been striking across the country — in North Carolina, Colorado, Kentucky, Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia, all states where they’re barred from forming unions. Surprisingly, teachers’ unions, it turns out, don’t increase … [Read more...] about Teachers’ unions may not raise pay — but they do bolster the Democratic Party