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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."
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.
Nutter Will Ask for Court OK to Impose Work Rules on City Workers' UnionThe mayor announced he's going to court to get a judge's permission to impose the terms of his "final" contract offer. The union says it still wants to negotiate.
Unionized Workers Don't Want To Be In Nutter's Nonunion Pay PackageThe mayor is imposing a sweeping package of changes on non-unionized workers, including a 2½-percent pay raise, changes to overtime, and the possibility of furloughs.
City Still Trying To Overturn Firefighters' Arbitration; 'Sour Grapes,' Says UnionCommon Pleas Court judge Idee Fox heard nearly two hours of arguments on Monday from the city and the union over the arbitration award, which the city says it can't afford.