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Philadelphia City Workers

(Demonstrators chant and whistle as Mayor Nutter leaves City Council chambers, unable to complete his budget address.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Were Anti-Nutter Hecklers Paid With Sick Days?

Hundreds of city workers whistled, jeered and shouted at the mayor as he tried to deliver his speech in City Council on Thursday.

03/15/2013

(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

(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

(Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown, last week.   Frame from City of Phila. TV)

Measure Would Yank Pensions From Philadelphia City Workers Convicted Of Child Sex Abuse

Councilwoman (and Penn State alumna) Blondell Reynolds-Brown has authored a bill in which any city employee convicted of sexual abuse of a minor would forfeit his or her city pension.

12/05/2011

(Photo credit:  Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia City Workers Sue To Block Changes To ‘DROP’

City Council two weeks ago overrode a veto by the mayor and gave final approval to a series of changes to DROP. The union representing city blue-collar workers says changes must be negotiated.

09/29/2011

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Hundreds Of Philadelphia City Workers Owe Money To City Courts

Most of these city workers are on the hook for less thant $1,000, but one owes $150,000.

03/01/2011