City of Philadelphia Asks To Impose Contract Terms in Stalled Blue-Collar Talks"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."
Arbitrator Reinstates Workers Who Took 2nd Job With Phila. Rec DepartmentThe workers' attorney says the Recreation Department had hired them with full knowledge of those jobs, and in fact because of their experience -- mostly with the school district.
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.

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