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District Council 47

(credit: Mike Dunn)

Municipal Workers Union Asks City Council To Delay Budget Vote

The 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.

06/14/2014

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Next Phila. Budget To Target Demolition Safety, Libraries, Union Contracts

According to a budget overview obtained by KYW Newsradio, additional money for inspectors will “strengthen demolition controls to ensure safe public and private demolitions.”

03/05/2014

DC 33 President Pete Matthews. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

Nutter Resumes Talks With DC 33, 3 Days After Reaching Deal With DC 47

Both 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.

02/28/2014

DC 33 President Pete Matthews. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

City Workers’ Union Reports Some Signs Of Progress In Long-Stalled Contract Talks With Mayor

These 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.

02/21/2014

DC 33 President Pete Matthews at the mic. (Credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio)

Long-Stalled Contract Talks To Resume Between Mayor, City Workers’ Union

DC 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.

02/21/2014

(credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

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.

05/23/2013

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Nutter Prepared for Union Jeers When He Delivers New Budget

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.

03/13/2013

(Blanca Pacheco of the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Coalition Forms To Push US Immigration Reform Efforts

It 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.

02/06/2013

(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

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City Supervisors’ Union Files Suit Against Nutter Administration Over Furlough Rights

When 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.

01/29/2013

(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

(The city's Civil Service Commission meets to approve Mayor Nutter's package that covers both non-unionized and some unionized workers.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Unionized Workers Don’t Want To Be In Nutter’s Nonunion Pay Package

The 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.

10/24/2012

(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

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