Pete Matthews

(DC 33 chief Pete Matthews, in file photo. Credit: Mike Dunn/ KYW)

Phila. Blue-Collar Union Votes To Approve Long-Stalled Contract

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.

09/09/2014

(City of Philadelphia sanitation workers collect trash. File photo)

Nutter Settles Long Contract Standoff with City’s Blue-Collar Workers

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.

08/22/2014

(credit: Mike Dunn)

Municipal Workers Union Asks City Council To Delay Budget Vote

The 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.

06/14/2014

(Credit: Mike Dunn)

Unions Disrupt Traffic But Not Mayor Nutter As Contract Battles Drag On

Members 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.

03/06/2014

(DC 33 chief Pete Matthews, in file photo. Credit: Mike Dunn/ KYW)

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.

02/28/2014

(Pa. Voting Rights Coalition operations chief Joe Certaine, at lectern, describes the group's newly expanded mission.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

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.

07/10/2013

credit: Steve Tawa/KYW

Local Unions Protest Outside Nutter’s Conference Of Mayors

The President of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, Pat Eiding scoped out any mayors who happened along 17th street around the Westin Hotel.

05/23/2013

(Henry Nicholas, head of Local 1199C, addresses the union rally.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Unions Rally Opposition Ahead of Nutter’s Budget Speech

More 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.

03/13/2013

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Philadelphia, Blue-Collar Union Head For Showdown As Negotiations Stall

Wednesday 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.

01/30/2013

(A truck festooned with anti-Nutter messages is driven near the hotel where the US Conference of Mayors is holding its winter meeting.  Photo provided by AFSCME)

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.

01/18/2013

(DC 33 head Pete Matthews addresses City Council.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

City Council Urges Nutter To Settle With Philadelphia’s Non-Uniformed City Workers

Members 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.

03/22/2012

(Members of District Council 33 rally in Love Park, across from City Hall, prior to Mayor Nutter's budget address.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia City Workers Angered Over Mayor’s Budget Priorities

The 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.

03/08/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Jeff Fusco/ Getty Images)

District Council 33 Airs Nutter Attack ADs To Highlight Failed Negotiations

The largest of Philadelphia’s four city worker unions is turning up the heat on Mayor in long-stalled contract negotiations. They’re running anti-Nutter ads, including one to air during Saturday’s TV broadcast of the Phillies spring training game.

03/03/2012

DROP

Philadelphia City Council Votes To Keep DROP, With Modifications

Philadelphia City Council has voted to tweak the controversial lump-sum pension perk known as “DROP,” turning its back on the mayor’s call to abolish the program.

06/08/2011

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