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The majority white staff of the Register of Wills in Philadelphia are hoping to unionize. Their timing has aroused suspicions, however, as the move comes after Tracey Gordon, a Black woman, defeated 40-year veteran Ronald Donatucci in the Democratic primaries.
Employees claim their decision to unionize following decades of at-will employment has nothing to do with Tracey Gordon winning the primary. However, the employees do fear they may lose their job security after Gordon allegedly pledged to “clean the swamp.”
“They have families, they have obligations just like anyone else that has a job,” Steve Sannini, an employee leading the unionization efforts, told The Philadelphia Tribune. “No one wants to be dismissed for no reason.”
Philadelphia Democratic Committee Chairman Bob Brady told the newspaper that he supported Gordon and declined to take a position on the employees’ efforts to unionize. Brady, who could not be reached for…
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