City of Philadelphia Asks To Impose Contract Terms in Stalled Blue-Collar Talks"This is another attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process by the mayor," says District Council 33 president Pete Matthews. "It's not up to the courts to resolve a collective bargaining agreement. It's up to the mayor to sit down and work this out fairly."
As City Fights Firefighters' Arbitration Award, Judge Orders Interim Health Fund PaymentsA judge has ordered the City of Philadelphia to pay more money into the health and welfare fund for Firefighters' Local 22. The union had sought the emergency arbitration hearing, saying the fund was running out of money.
Judge Temporarily Halts Philadelphia School District Layoff Plan A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has granted a union request to force schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman to rescind 1,500 teacher layoffs for the time being.