Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Union Leader Not Happy With Nutter's Budget

The budget Mayor Nutter unveils today relies heavily on union contract concessions. He’s looking for $125 million in contract savings from the four city unions over the next five years, which could mean changes to health benefits, pension plans for future employees and work rules.

Union Leader Not Happy With Nutter's Budget

The budget Mayor Nutter unveils today relies heavily on union contract concessions. He’s looking for $125 million in contract savings from the four city unions over the next five years, which could mean changes to health benefits, pension plans for future employees and work rules.

We spoke last night with Pete Matthews, president of AFSCME District Council 33, which represents blue-collar city workers. And he said he’s not giving an inch.

“We are making absolutely no concessions, absolutely none,” Matthews said. “DC33 is making no concessions. I’m not making any concessions. I went through that when they did that in ‘92.”

This is gonna get ugly...
 

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