“The most egregious problem … is the approximately $160,000 overtime in 311 for the period studied,” he said, adding, “They’re working in a secret VIP call center that doesn’t comply with what the job description says.”
It took more than two years and the intervention of a judge for residents affected by the 2012 water main break to receive damages from the city. But because the city’s liability is capped at $500,000 under state law, the homeowners ended up being compensated for only about two thirds of their damages.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Nutter Administration are partnering to build a multipurpose facility in South Philadelphia.
By contrast, the 311 for the rest of us operates only 12 hours a day, and only Mondays through Fridays.
District Council 33 — representing nearly 10,000 current and former blue-collar city workers — has overwhelmingly ratified its new contract with the city — a contract that took five contentious years to negotiate.
“We’ve gotten to a place where it is out of the criminal realm,” says the Kenney said today.
Terry Gillen was a deputy commerce director under former mayor Ed Rendell and was head of the Redevelopment Authority under Mayor Nutter.
The Nutter administration has struck a new, seven-year deal with the city’s largest municipal workers’ union, District Council 33, in a contract dispute that has dragged on since 2009.
One of the most unusual tax battles in Philadelphia history has come to an end.
Flanking him on the 16th floor of the Municipal Services Building were local schoolkids who will be participants in the lab.
Commissioner Ramsey has long wanted the ability to rotate officers out of the department’s narcotics and Internal Affairs units, but such moves had been prohibited by the city’s contract with the police union.
Mayor Nutter is in France for the next six days for a trip that officials say is aimed at promoting French investment in Philadelphia.
Tragedy can lead to legislative change. And that, in turn, can lead to politicians tripping over one another in the rush to claim credit.
“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.”
The Nutter administration has lost in its legal battle to tax lap dances performed in the back rooms of strip clubs.