Amid uncertainty among Philadelphia’s chief personnel executive and leaders of the city’s Fire Department, a judge on Friday refused to block the Nutter administration from revoking the recent promotions of 14 firefighters.
Five members of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s formerly segregated Engine 11 were among dozens of firefighters, paramedics and civilians honored during the annual Firefighter Recognition Day, presented by Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters on Sept. 8.
City Councilman James Kenney introduced legislation on Thursday to void the mayor’s unilateral powers to appeal contract arbitration outcomes involving the city’s firefighters, paramedics and police.
“This dispute was always and only about affordability. And we as a city are now in a place to provide pay increases as set out in that award.” — Mayor Michael Nutter
Local 22 President Joe Schulle is facing many challenges, including an all-time low in morale.
Even as City Hall and Philadelphia’s firefighters union embarked on new contract arbitration last week, Mayor Michael Nutter yielded ground in his administration’s prolonged legal war with firefighters over their recently expired 2009 contract.
After an arsonist started a fire that destroyed the homes of five Port Richmond families, River Wards neighbors have responded in the way they know best: by coming together to support one another.
Philadelphia Fire Department batallion chief and deputy fire marshal Charles LePre celebrates a monumental career milestone.
Fire Fighters Local 22 announces plans to seek a city charter change that would reduce Mayor Nutter’s power to launch court appeals.