The coalition of union and nonunion workers chanted and held placards in a boisterous, 15-minute rally against Aker Philadelphia’s hiring pracctices.
One day after the firefighters union ousted its leader, the Nutter Administration announced the mayor is setting aside more than $30 million towards a resolution of its long-running contract dispute with the union.
“It’s been attempted before in the state and has not succeeded,” a union spokesman admits.
The $6.7-million station replaces one that was shuttered a few years ago because of the expansion of Interstate 95.
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.
With Tuesday’s general election approaching, you may have noticed campaign ads running here on KYW Newsradio involving the battle for two city council seats set aside for the minority Republicans.