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Phila. Blue-Collar Union Votes To Approve Long-Stalled ContractDistrict 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.
Nutter Settles Long Contract Standoff with City's Blue-Collar WorkersThe 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.
Municipal Workers Union Asks City Council To Delay Budget VoteThe largest city workers union -- which has been without a contract for five years -- is asking City Council to delay passage of the budget until the union works out a deal with the Mayor Michael Nutter.
Unions Disrupt Traffic But Not Mayor Nutter As Contract Battles Drag OnMembers of labor unions representing various groups of Philadelphia municipal workers marched around City Hall both before and after Mayor Nutter's budget address, to push their concerns.
No Progress Reported After Brief Round Of Negotiations Between Nutter Administration, DC 33 The talks covered a three-hour span at the Sheraton hotel, but the amount of time both sides were in one room actually negotiating totaled only about ten minutes.
Group Fighting Pa. Voter ID Law Takes On Expanded Voting-Rights Role"If one citizen is deprived of the right to vote, that's one too many," said Joe Certaine, the coalition's chief of operations.
Local Unions Protest Outside Nutter's Conference Of MayorsThe President of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, Pat Eiding scoped out any mayors who happened along 17th street around the Westin Hotel.
Unions Rally Opposition Ahead of Nutter's Budget SpeechMore than 15,000 city workers, including firemen, have been working without a contract for four years, and private-sector union workers came out Tuesday to show solidarity.
Philadelphia, Blue-Collar Union Head For Showdown As Negotiations StallWednesday was the deadline set by Mayor Nutter for the blue-collar city workers' union to respond to what he calls his "final offer" in the long-running contract talks.
Philadelphia Unions Bring Anti-Nutter Protest to Mayors' Meeting in D.C.With Nutter inside the Capitol Hilton, serving as president of the US Conference of Mayors, AFSCME International had a little anti-Nutter protest outside.
City Council Urges Nutter To Settle With Philadelphia's Non-Uniformed City WorkersMembers of Philadelphia's two non-uniformed city workers' unions packed into City Council chambers on Thursday and got a vote of support from the lawmakers in their effort to get a new contract.
Philadelphia City Workers Angered Over Mayor's Budget PrioritiesThe union representing blue-collar municipal workers in Philadelphia says, after three years with no new contract, it’s time the mayor gets serious about their negotiations.