Posted by Eric Horvath on August 25, 2014 at 3:35 PM
August 25, 2014 (Philadelphia) – “I am pleased that the Nutter Administration has joined with AFSCME District Council 33 to end one of the most protracted labor disputed in the history of our City. I am particularly proud of the work done by AFSCME DC33 President Matthews and his team.
This agreement represents validation for the approximately 10,000 current and retired blue-collar employees that pick up our trash, pave and repair our streets and make our City great. Increases in wages and contributions to health care and welfare along with the removal of furlough days are all strong additions.
As we begin to look for the next generation of leadership in Philadelphia, this contract should also serve as a reminder to the next Administration and those who seek to lead it: our City works because the members of DC 33 do.”