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Nutter Suddenly Drops Fight
Against Firefighters’ 2009 Pay Raises

CBSPhilly, by Mike Dunn

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Posted By:Calvinesq, 9/6/2013 11:19:36 PM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In a dramatic about-face, Mayor Michael Nutter today announced that he is calling off his administration’s lengthy battle with the firefighters’ union over a contract that was to have begun back in 2009. At a City Hall news conference, the mayor said increased tax revenues now give the city a greater ability to afford the contract award, so his administration has dropped its appeal in Commonwealth Court. “The reason for the appeals, and the reason for today’s decision, are consistent, and they are same,” Nutter said. “We could not afford those awards at that time. We now

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Philadelphia Mayor Nutter(D) does not want to lead this city to another Detroit unhappy ending. But he really has it tough. Mayor Nutter fought a valiant battle with this one union. Now, not mentioned in this article, he is being attacked with high-priced ads on radio and TV locally by another, yes, the teachers union in Philadelphia. Unions want higher taxes and, thus, to kill the economic tax base. Detroit is the model for them.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/7/2013 3:50:49 AM     (No. 9509628)

How much graft did Nutter get as payback for the union?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: canuckchopper, 9/7/2013 9:57:09 AM     (No. 9509971)

Increased tax revenues??? From where? Has anyone fact checked how much the revenues went up?

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