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.
Labor Leaders Unveil Petition Calling On Mayor Nutter To Return Award Bearing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s NameA few Philadelphia labor leaders unveiled a petition, Thursday evening, calling on Mayor Michael Nutter to give back an award bearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name.
Nutter Prepared for Union Jeers When He Delivers New BudgetThe city's two non-uniformed unions, District Councils 33 and 47, will be there in full force at the budget speech Thursday to voice their displeasure with the long-stalled contract talks.
Philadelphia Coalition Forms To Push US Immigration Reform EffortsIt was standing room only as the newly formed Pennsylvania United for Immigration Reform made a collective statement on the type of comprehensive legislation they would like to see.
Philadelphia, Blue-Collar Union Head For Showdown As Negotiations StallWednesday 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.
City Supervisors' Union Files Suit Against Nutter Administration Over Furlough RightsWhen Mayor Nutter last year announced pay raises and work rule changes -- including the right to furlough -- on nonunionized workers, he included the members of Local 2186.
City Workers, Calling Nutter a Grinch, Demand Progress on Contract TalksThey even devised a song for the occasion.
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.
Perhaps Signaling Unions, Philadelphia Gives Some Nonunion Workers 2.5% HikesThe mayor's aides deny the move is meant to ratchet up pressure on the two municipal unions that have been without a contract since 2009.
City Council Urges Nutter To Settle With Philadelphia's Non-Uniformed City WorkersMembers 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.