Not to be alarmist, says a city official, but if you are a non-union city employee you might want to reconsider your summer plans.
With contracts expiring July 1 with four municipal unions, city Managing Director Camille Barnett is planning ahead and sent this email to city employees. Those who would be affected include 2,831 exempt employees - such as those who work directly for Mayor Nutter - and about 900 others who are not represented by any union.
Here's the email:
"The City's labor contracts with its non-uniformed, unionized employees end at midnight, June 30th. While we hope that a strike can be avoided, the possibility of a strike cannot be ruled out at this time. The City of Philadelphia must ensure that, in the event of a work stoppage by either of the municipal unions, vital services continue. It is also important to inform employees how a work stoppage could affect their leave.