Philly’s only majority black building trades union planning move from the ‘burbs to North Broad

If all goes as planned, Philadelphia’s only majority black building trades union and one of the only construction unions with a majority of members who live in the city will soon move its training operations from Exton in Chester County to North Philly.

The proposed Laborers’ District Council of Philadelphia and the Vicinity facility would rise on North Broad and Thompson streets on a piece of Temple University land formerly occupied by William Penn High School. The Yorktown site is now an athletic field.

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