Monday, April 20, 2015

"No Contract, No Peace" City Workers Chant At Love Park Rally

Despite the rain, LOVE Park was packed this afternoon with more than a thousand union workers. "No contract, no peace," roared the crowd, mostly made up of members from the city's two non-uniform unions -- District Council 33 and District Council 47.

"No Contract, No Peace" City Workers Chant At Love Park Rally

Despite the rain, LOVE Park was packed this afternoon with more than a thousand union workers. "No contract, no peace," roared the crowd, mostly made up of members from the city's two non-uniform unions -- District Council 33 and District Council 47.

The contracts for all four municipal unions expire June 30. Mayor Nutter has said he needs $125 million in contract savings over the next five years to balance the budget. Union leaders today said they weren't taking it.

"Every working person is under attack today," said District Council 33 President Pete Matthews.

Elected officials on stage with union leadership included Council members Janie Blackwell and Curtis Jones Jr. Former City Controller Jonathan Saidel acted as master of ceremonies.

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