Mayor Nutter is still in court battling to stop an arbitration award to the firefighters for a contract period that began in 2009.
The battle between the Nutter administration and Local 22, the city’s firefighter’s union, over a new contract looks like it will be heading to state court.
A city judge has dealt a defeat to the Nutter Administration in its effort to block the last summer’s arbitration contract award to the firefighters.
With Firefighter Appreciation Day Coming Up, Spotlight Is On Labor Dispute Between Philadelphia And The Firefighters’ Union
At-Large City Councilman Jim Kenney is asking everyone in Philadelphia to keep the city’s firefighters at the forefront of their thoughts, especially with Sunday marking Firefighter Appreciation Day.
Plans in the mayor’s new budget to hire more firefighters won’t bring an end to the controversial practice called ‘brownouts’ — temporary closures of fire stations. And the firefighters’ union is seeing red.
Local 22 President Bill Gault says there is a well-qualified Employee Assistance Program in place, but firefighters are reluctant to use it for several reasons.