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Nutter Settles Long Contract Standoff with City’s Blue-Collar Workers

The Nutter administration has struck a new, seven-year deal with the city’s largest municipal workers’ union, District Council 33, in a contract dispute that has dragged on since 2009.

08/22/2014

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Municipal Workers Union Asks City Council To Delay Budget Vote

The largest city workers union — which has been without a contract for five years — is asking City Council to delay passage of the budget until the union works out a deal with the Mayor Michael Nutter.

06/14/2014

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Unions Disrupt Traffic But Not Mayor Nutter As Contract Battles Drag On

Members of labor unions representing various groups of Philadelphia municipal workers marched around City Hall both before and after Mayor Nutter’s budget address, to push their concerns.

03/06/2014

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Next Phila. Budget To Target Demolition Safety, Libraries, Union Contracts

According to a budget overview obtained by KYW Newsradio, additional money for inspectors will “strengthen demolition controls to ensure safe public and private demolitions.”

03/05/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Will Mayor Nutter Deliver His Budget Address Uninterrupted This Year?

Mayor Nutter unveils his new budget tomorrow, and the President of City Council is promising a smoother time than last year — when hundreds of union members shouted Nutter down.

03/05/2014

DC 33 chief Pete Matthews. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

No Progress Reported After Brief Round Of Negotiations Between Nutter Administration, DC 33

The talks covered a three-hour span at the Sheraton hotel, but the amount of time both sides were in one room actually negotiating totaled only about ten minutes.

02/28/2014

DC 33 President Pete Matthews. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

Nutter Resumes Talks With DC 33, 3 Days After Reaching Deal With DC 47

Both District Councils 33, the blue collar union, and DC 47, the white collar union, had been without contracts since 2009. But now 47 has a deal, pending ratification, and that may give some impetus to speeding up a settlement between the city and 33.

02/28/2014

DC 33 President Pete Matthews. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

City Workers’ Union Reports Some Signs Of Progress In Long-Stalled Contract Talks With Mayor

These were the first face-to-face negotiations between the Nutter Administration and District Council 33, the 10,000 member blue collar city workers union, in about a year.

02/21/2014

DC 33 President Pete Matthews at the mic. (Credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio)

Long-Stalled Contract Talks To Resume Between Mayor, City Workers’ Union

DC 33 chief Pete Matthews called for face-to-face negotiations — the first since January 2013 — and vowed to work around the clock to get a deal done. For his part, Mayor Nutter said he welcomes the resumption of talks.

02/21/2014

(Pa. Voting Rights Coalition operations chief Joe Certaine, at lectern, describes the group's newly expanded mission.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Group Fighting Pa. Voter ID Law Takes On Expanded Voting-Rights Role

“If one citizen is deprived of the right to vote, that’s one too many,” said Joe Certaine, the coalition’s chief of operations.

07/10/2013

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Pa. Supremes Reject Nutter Bid To Speed Up Union Contract Litigation

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a bid by the Nutter administration to speed up litigation over its desire to impose a new contract on the city’s blue collar workers union.

06/07/2013

(credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Labor Leaders Unveil Petition Calling On Mayor Nutter To Return Award Bearing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Name

A few Philadelphia labor leaders unveiled a petition, Thursday evening, calling on Mayor Michael Nutter to give back an award bearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s name.

05/23/2013

(Demonstrators chant and whistle as Mayor Nutter leaves City Council chambers, unable to complete his budget address.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Slight Cool Down Between Nutter, Unions Day After Scuttled Budget Address

For Mayor Nutter and the two non-uniformed city worker unions, the day after Nutter’s scuttled budget address saw only a slight cooling-down of the rhetoric.

03/15/2013

(Demonstrators chant and whistle as Mayor Nutter leaves City Council chambers, unable to complete his budget address.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Were Anti-Nutter Hecklers Paid With Sick Days?

Hundreds of city workers whistled, jeered and shouted at the mayor as he tried to deliver his speech in City Council on Thursday.

03/15/2013

Hundreds of union city workers rallied outside of city hall during the Mayor's budget address. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Protesters Take To The Streets During Mayor Nutter’s Budget Address

Hundreds of union city workers rallied outside of city hall as Mayor Nutter finished his budget address.

03/14/2013

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