Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Hello. My name is Joe Pagliei. They call me Joe Pags for short. I live at 8902 Blue Grass Road, Philadelphia, PA in the Great Northeast. I am a banquet server at the Radisson Hotel. I love my job because it's in the heart of Philadelphia's future. It is the banquet servers, bartenders, and stewards who make meetings, weddings, and conventions and other events successful. People count on these events to go off without a hitch, but you can't count on anything in the middle of a labor dispute.

Labor disputes are bad for Philadelphia. They're completely avoidable with labor peace agreements, though.

I can't count how many times I've been on a picket line or chanted on a bullhorn to fight for good, permanent jobs. I will always be in the street for others who are standing up to better their lives.

Don't spend our tax dollars just to build a hotel that's picking a fight with labor. Please vote no.

Thank you.

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