Sorry, It's Not My Job

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Mayor Street sues the governor's office to nullify the state takeover. The Commonwealth Court rules in Street's favor, but the ruling comes with an automatic stay, giving the state more time to reassert control over the Convention Center. Another judge overrules the stay, returning the reigns once again to the city. The case is now before the state Supreme Court, and in the meantime nobody--save a few bearded legal scholars in flowing robes--is really quite sure who the hell is in charge of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Meanwhile projected citywide convention bookings--conventions big enough to take up 2,000 hotel rooms--will be down nearly 50 percent by 2008, and projected hospitality revenues will be down by almost $100 million. And even the sunniest projections indicate it will only get worse. This is bad, people. Very, very bad.

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1. Anonymous said... on Jul 27, 2011 at 10:58AM

“i'd like to see a 2011 version of this”

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2. Anonymous said... on Jun 10, 2012 at 08:08AM

“update please, it can't be any better today.”

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3. Anonymous said... on Oct 22, 2012 at 08:04AM

“Would love to see the 2012 version of this story. The carpenters are such whores. They steal work from local 19 sheet metal workers, local 30 roofers, liironworkers, and even laborers. They are able to do so because most Geberal Contractors are Union Carpenters. The economy is horrible right now, yet I know a bunch of "corryell cronies" that make great $ working in the convention center as "furniture fags", and who couldn't even hang a picture on the wall, but make $38 an hour. And, to end this rant, I would like to add that Ed jr is under investigation for using union labor and time to build his private home in NJ. About time Local 8's country club got what is coming to them”

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4. Anonymous said... on Oct 22, 2012 at 08:04AM

“Would love to see the 2012 version of this story. The carpenters are such whores. They steal work from local 19 sheet metal workers, local 30 roofers, liironworkers, and even laborers. They are able to do so because most Geberal Contractors are Union Carpenters. The economy is horrible right now, yet I know a bunch of "corryell cronies" that make great $ working in the convention center as "furniture fags", and who couldn't even hang a picture on the wall, but make $38 an hour. And, to end this rant, I would like to add that Ed jr is under investigation for using union labor and time to build his private home in NJ. About time Local 8's country club got what is coming to them”

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5. Anonymous said... on Oct 22, 2012 at 08:05AM

“Would love to see the 2012 version of this story. The carpenters are such whores. They steal work from local 19 sheet metal workers, local 30 roofers, liironworkers, and even laborers. They are able to do so because most Geberal Contractors are Union Carpenters. The economy is horrible right now, yet I know a bunch of "corryell cronies" that make great $ working in the convention center as "furniture fags", and who couldn't even hang a picture on the wall, but make $38 an hour. And, to end this rant, I would like to add that Ed jr is under investigation for using union labor and time to build his private home in NJ. About time Local 8's country club got what is coming to them”

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6. Anonymous said... on Jan 26, 2014 at 04:42PM

“The phila carpenters union is totally corrupt.All of the bums work at the convention center.I was a union carpenter.i now hate the unions for what they did to me”

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7. Anonymous said... on Apr 30, 2014 at 09:54AM

“Carpenters get blamed for everything that is wrong! We dont set the prices the Center gauges the prices and pockets the money we dont make as much as you think!!! And the thing id like to address the Laborers are not Carpenters they are a totally diffferent entity Carpenters get blamed for the laziness of the Laborers its sickining. Carpenters get a bad name in the media you should ask the people from all across the country coming here we get the job done the quickest and safest in the country and thats a fact! We may be blue collar workers but we did go to trade school schooling for 4 years we get the job done RIGHT! Do we come and complain how much the media makes to push buttons on a computer and sit on there asses all day nope thats just them sitting up on that high horse on there asses!”

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8. Anonymous said... on May 18, 2014 at 11:34PM

“Here is the real facts on how bad the corruption is in the philadelphia carpenters union and the convention center is only one spot in the union run of all city of philadelphia ran properties like the stadiums and all concerts and any show that comes into the mix .. A union carpenter retires and his pension kicks in and then he is recruited by Ed Coreyll Sr. The carpenters big power boss to now work at the convention center and charge the trade showers the same rate as an active member who is still paying into the pension fund .. Well the money that that retired carpenter charges the convention center of 38.46 per hr 14.00 an hr of that gos to Ed Coryell head of the fund and into a so called slush fund And if you checked you would find out that 60% of the carpenter labor force at the center is retired members ( you can chech with the management company for the past 10 yrs ) then we have double pay checks where one carpenter is signed in on two exhibitors at the same time double dippin.”

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