Family Court site stalled over non-union contract disagreement

    A meeting is scheduled for today between Philadelphia union leaders and executives from the Farfield Group, a Lancaster County company contracted to do electrical work on the city’s new Family Court building.

    But John Dougherty, leader of Local 98, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, says the work should go to the union contractor who submitted the lowest bid.

    Union workers have been gathering at the site at 15th and Arch streets in opposition of the non-union contract, and other union contractors won’t enter the site.

    You can read the Inquirer’s account of the disagreement here, and click the link to the right for more from WHYY’s Tom MacDonald.

    Editor’s note: This post has been updated to reflect new information.

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