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.
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."
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.
Labor Leaders Unveil Petition Calling On Mayor Nutter To Return Award Bearing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s NameA 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.
Nutter Prepared for Union Jeers When He Delivers New BudgetThe 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.
Philadelphia Coalition Forms To Push US Immigration Reform EffortsIt was standing room only as the newly formed Pennsylvania United for Immigration Reform made a collective statement on the type of comprehensive legislation they would like to see.
Philadelphia, Blue-Collar Union Head For Showdown As Negotiations StallWednesday 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.
City Supervisors' Union Files Suit Against Nutter Administration Over Furlough RightsWhen Mayor Nutter last year announced pay raises and work rule changes -- including the right to furlough -- on nonunionized workers, he included the members of Local 2186.
City Workers, Calling Nutter a Grinch, Demand Progress on Contract TalksThey even devised a song for the occasion.
Unionized Workers Don't Want To Be In Nutter's Nonunion Pay PackageThe mayor is imposing a sweeping package of changes on non-unionized workers, including a 2½-percent pay raise, changes to overtime, and the possibility of furloughs.