Philadelphia Business Journal

Pa. Convention Center Sets Record Straight With Stakeholders

Recent changes at the Pennsylvania Convention Center have been highly covered in the last year, including new management and high-profile union issues over new work rules that were implemented to make the exhibitor experience more streamlined and up-to-date after some negative reception.

The two unions barred from working at the center after failing to sign new work rules by a deadline — the Carpenters and Teamsters — have been holding frequent protests outside of the Convention Center about their “lockout,” which leaders at the Convention Center say have cast a “negative light” on the center.

So, in order to address the problems at the Convention Center, leaders sent documents to the center’s stakeholders to give their take on the situation — including one titled "Setting the Record Straight," listing various "facts" and "myths," one such "myth" being the unions' saying they had been locked out.

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