City Workers Union Sues Philly Over Furlough Rule

Law360, Philadelphia (January 29, 2013, 2:48 PM EST) -- The union representing Philadelphia's government workers sued the city in Pennsylvania federal court Friday, alleging that a new regulation allowing the city to impose unlimited furloughs violates both the U.S. and state constitutions.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, District 47, is suing the city, Mayor Michael Nutter and others on behalf of Local 2186, contending that the rules enabling Nutter to halt their employment at any point without appeal infringe their constitutional rights.

“In complete and unabashed derogation of AFSCME's members property...
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