Brady intervenes, helps end union protests at Goldtex building

    Congressman Bob Brady acted as the voice of reason to end union protests at the Goldtex building, the Philadelphia factory at 12th and Wood streets that is being converted into rental apartments.

    The Inquirer reports Brady stepped in to negotiate a deal with union members and developer Michael Pestronk, who are renovating the property without union workers.

    Protests have been going on as long as the work, and heated up over the summer amid rumors of violence and a neighbor’s discovery of a ball of nails welded together allegedly meant to destroy the tires of Pestronk’s work trucks.

     

    The protesters are gone, and it will be up to union reps and Pestronk to iron out if and how they’ll work together on Pestronk’s future projects.

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