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Question No. 1 on the primary ballot would amend the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to create a Department of Labor to oversee labor relations and to ensure compliance with the city’s labor related ordinances. Seems reasonable, doesn’t it? It may surprise you that there already is an Office of Labor that does basically the same … Continue reading Guest Commentary: Vote No on “Office of Pandering”
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The first thing you notice about Nikil Saval, the Democratic Socialist candidate who is challenging State Senator Larry Farnese in Tuesday’s primary election, is how real he seems. Thoughtful, deliberate, open to admitting fault. And, most strikingly, responsive. He doesn’t revert back to talking points; he holds conversations. Philadelphia, meet your least likely politician. The … Continue reading New Blood: Just Another Socialist Revolutionary, Policy Nerd, Organizer…and Would-Be Pol
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