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(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.

02/06/2013

(Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says he will ask a court to affirm his plan to impose the city's "final offer" on District Council 33, the blue-collar workers' union.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Will Ask for Court OK to Impose Work Rules on City 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.

02/01/2013

City Hall (credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Deadline Passes With No Deal For City’s Blue Collar Union

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.

01/31/2013

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Philadelphia, Blue-Collar Union Head For Showdown As Negotiations Stall

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.

01/30/2013

(A truck festooned with anti-Nutter messages is driven near the hotel where the US Conference of Mayors is holding its winter meeting.  Photo provided by AFSCME)

Philadelphia Unions Bring Anti-Nutter Protest to Mayors’ Meeting in D.C.

With Nutter inside the Capitol Hilton, serving as president of the US Conference of Mayors, AFSCME International had a little anti-Nutter protest outside.

01/18/2013

(Credit: Mike Dunn)

City Workers, Calling Nutter a Grinch, Demand Progress on Contract Talks

They even devised a song for the occasion.

12/20/2012

(Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters in his City Hall reception room after announcing pay raises for 5,500 nonunion city workers.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Perhaps Signaling Unions, Philadelphia Gives Some Nonunion Workers 2.5% Hikes

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.

09/26/2012

(DC 33 head Pete Matthews addresses City Council.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

City Council Urges Nutter To Settle With Philadelphia’s Non-Uniformed City Workers

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.

03/22/2012

(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.

03/08/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Jeff Fusco/ Getty Images)

District Council 33 Airs Nutter Attack ADs To Highlight Failed 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.

03/03/2012

(Photo credit:  Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia City Workers Sue To Block Changes To ‘DROP’

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.

09/29/2011

DROP

Philadelphia City Council Votes To Keep DROP, With Modifications

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.

06/08/2011

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