By Mike Dunn
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor Nutter on Wednesday delivered what he calls his “final offer” to the largest city worker union, District Council 33. The union rejected the proposal, prompting Nutter to declare that the talks are deadlocked.
Negotiators for the Nutter administration have presented to DC 33 a proposal for a five-year contract dating back to when the last deal expired in 2009.
It offers no retro pay, a 2.5% wage hike from the date of ratification through January 1, 2014, then a 2% wage hike from January 1, 2014 through July 1, 2014.
The offer, like previous administration offers, also calls for changes in the union’s pension plan, and allows for furloughs. Those matters prompted the head of DC33, Pete Matthews, to reject the proposal.
“The mayor wants to dictate terms. He does not want to negotiate. Its his way or no way. That’s the problem…
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