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Members of Philadelphia’s two non-uniformed city workers’ unions packed into City Council chambers on Thursday and got a vote of support from the lawmakers in their effort to get a new contract.
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.
The largest of Philadelphia’s four city worker unions is turning up the heat on Mayor in long-stalled contract negotiations. They’re running anti-Nutter ads, including one to air during Saturday’s TV broadcast of the Phillies spring training game.
City Council two weeks ago overrode a veto by the mayor and gave final approval to a series of changes to DROP. The union representing city blue-collar workers says changes must be negotiated.
Philadelphia City Council has voted to tweak the controversial lump-sum pension perk known as “DROP,” turning its back on the mayor’s call to abolish the program.