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Union Workers Protest In City Council

Busy day up in City Council. Here's another dispatch from Chris Brennan:

Union Workers Protest In City Council

Busy day up in City Council. Here's another dispatch from Chris Brennan:

Ten members of the Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ are in the audience in City Council chambers with signs protesting cuts in salary by the private company that provides security guards at city homeless shelters.

"I'm out of work. Thanks Mayor Nutter," one sign says.

"Can you live on $9 an hour, Mayor Nutter?" another sign asks.

"Don't cut the budget on my family's back," a third sign says.

Union members plan to protest here in City Hall after Council's session and then deliver a letter to the mayor's office.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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Sean Collins Walsh is from Bucks County and went to Northwestern University. He joined the Daily News copy desk in 2012 and now covers the Nutter administration. Before that, he interned at papers including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. E-mail tips to walshSE@phillynews.com
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