Mayor Michael Nutter
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.
Mayor Michael Nutter and District Council Union 47 Chief Fred Wright signed an eight-year-contract for the city’s white collar union workers, who have been working without a deal since 2009.
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.
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.
The snow emergency is not over yet in Philadelphia.
Little-Known City Tax May Become Latest Battleground Between City Council And Nutter Administration.
City councilman jim Kenney says Mayor Nutter’s efforts to crack down on residents who’ve been ignoring the so-called “School Tax” tax have gone too far.
There once was a mayor named Nutter, and today, rather than rely on bad limericks, he named a new Poet Laureate of Philadelphia.
As a result of the intense snow storm, all Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Philadelphia School District schools will be closed Wednesday.
More than two dozen local businesses are graduating from a Goldman Sachs program designed to help them raise their profit and make more local hires.
The Actual Value Initiative, or “AVI” became the most battled-over program in City Hall during 2013.
Mayor Michael Nutter says he’s not yet sure whether he’ll sign off on a City Council plan to change the way water rates are set in Philadelphia.
The report recommends the city develop talent by tapping into community colleges and high schools that focus on science, technology, engineering and math.
After months of contentious negotiations, City Council approved — and Mayor Nutter plans to sign — a bill that creates what’s called a Land Bank.
Recent data from the US Department of Education shows that roughly 36 million Americans between age 16 and 65 lack basic literacy, math and problem solving skills, putting American adult skill levels far below the international average.
Mayor Nutter says city funding must be increased to promote and market the city across America and around the world.