Phila. Blue-Collar Union Votes To Approve Long-Stalled ContractDistrict Council 33 -- representing nearly 10,000 current and former blue-collar city workers -- has overwhelmingly ratified its new contract with the city -- a contract that took five contentious years to negotiate.
Nutter Settles Long Contract Standoff with City's Blue-Collar WorkersThe 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.
Municipal Workers Union Asks City Council To Delay Budget VoteThe 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.
Unions Disrupt Traffic But Not Mayor Nutter As Contract Battles Drag OnMembers 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.
Next Phila. Budget To Target Demolition Safety, Libraries, Union ContractsAccording to a budget overview obtained by <em>KYW Newsradio,</em> additional money for inspectors will "strengthen demolition controls to ensure safe public and private demolitions."
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.
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.
Nutter Resumes Talks With DC 33, 3 Days After Reaching Deal With DC 47Both 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.
City Workers’ Union Reports Some Signs Of Progress In Long-Stalled Contract Talks With MayorThese 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.
Long-Stalled Contract Talks To Resume Between Mayor, City Workers’ UnionDC 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.
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.
Pa. Supremes Reject Nutter Bid To Speed Up Union Contract LitigationThe 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.