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Union, Nutter tangle over benefits, salary change

The president of a local union on Tuesday filed a request in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court for a temporary restraining order to stop the Nutter administration from implementing salary increases and imposing benefit concessions on 856 city employees until the public has time to file objections that would then be heard by the Civil Service Commission.

Union, Nutter tangle over benefits, salary change

The president of a local union on Tuesday filed a request in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court for a temporary restraining order to stop the Nutter administration from implementing salary increases and imposing benefit concessions on 856 city employees until the public has time to file objections that would then be heard by the Civil Service Commission.

Michael J. Walsh is president of Local 2186, which represents supervisors in the Philadelphia’s libraries and Health, Human Services and Parks and Recreation departments. Walsh’s filing argues that the pay and benefit changes should have been available for public comment for 30 days and then heard by the Commission.

The Nutter administration says that procedure has never been followed for a pay plan for civil-service employees. Judge Idee Fox will consider the issue Friday.

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