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Council Overrides Nutter's Veto of Paramedic Legislation

City Council just voted to override Mayor Nutter’s veto of legislation that stipulates that paramedics are firefighters, allowing them to be in the same bargaining unit.

Council Overrides Nutter's Veto of Paramedic Legislation

City Council just voted to override Mayor Nutter’s veto of legislation that stipulates that paramedics are firefighters, allowing them to be in the same bargaining unit.

Council vote 16-0 to override the mayor. 

The Nutter administration opposed the legislation, sponsored by Councilman Jim Kenney and unanimously passed by Council, arguing that because paramedics have different schedules and do different work from firefighters, they should be in a separate unit.

International Association of Firefighers Local 22 has about 2,200 members, over 200 of them paramedics.

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