Next Phila. Budget To Target Demolition Safety, Libraries, Union ContractsAccording to a budget overview obtained by <em>KYW Newsradio,</em> additional money for inspectors will "strengthen demolition controls to ensure safe public and private demolitions."
Will Mayor Nutter Deliver His Budget Address Uninterrupted This Year?Mayor Nutter unveils his new budget tomorrow, and the President of City Council is promising a smoother time than last year -- when hundreds of union members shouted Nutter down.
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 Resumes Talks With DC 33, 3 Days After Reaching Deal With DC 47Both District Councils 33, the blue collar union, and DC 47, the white collar union, had been without contracts since 2009. But now 47 has a deal, pending ratification, and that may give some impetus to speeding up a settlement between the city and 33.
City Workers’ Union Reports Some Signs Of Progress In Long-Stalled Contract Talks With MayorThese were the first face-to-face negotiations between the Nutter Administration and District Council 33, the 10,000 member blue collar city workers union, in about a year.
Long-Stalled Contract Talks To Resume Between Mayor, City Workers’ UnionDC 33 chief Pete Matthews called for face-to-face negotiations -- the first since January 2013 -- and vowed to work around the clock to get a deal done. For his part, Mayor Nutter said he welcomes the resumption of talks.
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.
Pa. Supremes Reject Nutter Bid To Speed Up Union Contract LitigationThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a bid by the Nutter administration to speed up litigation over its desire to impose a new contract on the city’s blue collar workers union.