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The judge granted a preliminary injunction sought by the PFT. Two weeks ago, the SRC announced it was going to begin requiring Philadelphia public school teachers to pay a contribution to their health insurance.
Union president Jerry Jordan, in a statement, said the cancellation lacked legal merit and he called the act “cowardly and disrespectful.”
“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.”
American Traffic Solutions had installed more than 100 red-light cameras at more than two dozen locations around the city, but the Parking Authority last year decided to award a new contract to Xerox.
Commonwealth Court judge Dan Pellegrini heard arguments on whether the state’s Department of Health has standing to bring the case, and whether the case belongs in state Supreme Court instead.
Montgomery County Solicitor Ray McGarry filed a response to a lawsuit challenging the Register of Wills Bruce Hanes’ decision to grant same-sex marriage licenses.
Pennsylvania officials are asking a court to stop Montgomery County from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Act 80, passed this year, eliminated the $150-million general assistance fund, which gave monthly cash grants of about $200 to more than 61,000 low-income and disabled Pennsylvanians.
At issue was whether Philadelphia Fire Department paramedics should be allowed to stay in the union or, as the mayor wants, be forced to negotiate a separate deal.
A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge has ordered a halt to the bidding process for a new project to expand and replace Graterford state prison in Montgomery County.