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“If one citizen is deprived of the right to vote, that’s one too many,” said Joe Certaine, the coalition’s chief of operations.
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of city workers whistled, jeered and shouted at the mayor as he tried to deliver his speech in City Council on Thursday.
Hundreds of union city workers rallied outside of city hall as Mayor Nutter finished his budget address.
More than 15,000 city workers, including firemen, have been working without a contract for four years, and private-sector union workers came out Tuesday to show solidarity.
The city’s two non-uniformed unions, District Councils 33 and 47, will be there in full force at the budget speech Thursday to voice their displeasure with the long-stalled contract talks.
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.
The mayor announced he’s going to court to get a judge’s permission to impose the terms of his “final” contract offer. The union says it still wants to negotiate.
The two sides met for about an hour and a half and broke close to 10:30 p.m. at the downtown Sheraton. Still no deal, and the deadline the mayor set two weeks ago passed.
Wednesday was the deadline set by Mayor Nutter for the blue-collar city workers’ union to respond to what he calls his “final offer” in the long-running contract talks.
With Nutter inside the Capitol Hilton, serving as president of the US Conference of Mayors, AFSCME International had a little anti-Nutter protest outside.
They even devised a song for the occasion.
The mayor’s aides deny the move is meant to ratchet up pressure on the two municipal unions that have been without a contract since 2009.