Philadelphia is negotiating new contracts with the four unions representing city workers. These agreements dictate wages, benefits, and working conditions for more than 20,000 employees. The contracts also represent big money-- costs associated with compensation represent about 60% of the total $4 billion municipal budget.
Right now, those agreements are negotiated behind closed doors. Sandy took issue with that in a blog post last week. We debated the issue in a video produced the Philly.com series Faceoff. Check it out below.