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City Council Tells Mayor To Set Aside Money For New Firefighters’ Contract

Mayor Nutter is still in court battling to stop an arbitration award to the firefighters for a contract period that began in 2009.

05/03/2013

(Bill Gault, president of Philadelphia firefighters' union Local 22, in file photo.  Credit:  CBS3)

Battle Between Nutter Administration And Firefighters’ Union Heads To Court

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.

12/11/2012

(Members of the Philadelphia firefighters' union, Local 22, at City Hall today for a hearing on the ongoing pay dispute between the city and the union.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Judge Rules In Favor Of Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union

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.

11/20/2012

(Firefighters filled North Broad Street this afternoon, demanding that the City of Philadelphia honor an arbitrator's award.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

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.

09/06/2012

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

Firefighters Upset About Continued Brownout Policy, Despite Impending New Hires

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.

03/11/2012

Firefighters

Firefighters’ Union: 2nd Suicide Shows Need For Mental Health Resources

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.

09/26/2011

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