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Union Strike Halts Construction in Philadelphia

Operators of cranes, bulldozers, hoists, and all kinds of other heavy equipment walked off construction sites around the Philadelphia region earlier this week.
June 28, 2017, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Construction sites faced partial slowdowns throughout Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs Tuesday because of a work stoppage by the union representing crane and elevator operators, local business officials said," reports Bob Fernandez.

"Contract talks between the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 542 and the General Building Contractors Association have reached an impasse," adds Fernandez, after the union's contract expired in March.

Although it's unclear how many construction sites were affected by the strike, the new Comcast Corp. tower under construction in Center City provided one particularly high-profile example.

Paul Kurtz provides additional coverage of the strike.

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Published on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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