(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

Nutter Administration Hoping To Derail Court Fight With City’s Blue-Collar Union

Mayor Michael Nutter is asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to take up the question of whether he can impose a new contract on the city’s blue-collar workers’ union.


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City Supervisors’ Union Files Suit Against Nutter Administration Over Furlough Rights

When Mayor Nutter last year announced pay raises and work rule changes — including the right to furlough — on nonunionized workers, he included the members of Local 2186.



Organized Labor To Rally Workers In Center City

Union members planned to turn out by the thousands Saturday to support a second bill of rights for the American worker and express their disappointment in the Democratic Party.


(Members of District Council 33 rally in Love Park, across from City Hall, prior to Mayor Nutter's budget address.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia City Workers Angered Over Mayor’s Budget Priorities

The union representing blue-collar municipal workers in Philadelphia says, after three years with no new contract, it’s time the mayor gets serious about their negotiations.


(US labor secretary Hilda Solis, left, walks with AFSCME Philadelphia president Henry Nicholas today in Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

US Education, Labor Secretaries In Philadelphia To Promote Funds For Retraining

At Community College of Philadelphia, US labor secretary Hilda Solis (far left) addressed a gathering of community college presidents from across the East Coast.