A 2.5 percent pay raise and healthcare adjustments are part of a new benefits package for more than 5,000 employees announced Wednesday by Mayor Michael Nutter.
The new package, which becomes effective October 1, also includes proposed pension changes, work rule changes and the reinstatement of step and longevity increases.
Mayor Nutter says at the heart of the package is a "connection between employee pay raises and benefits reform" that is expected to move Philadelphia toward fiscal sustainability.
"As we struggle past the impact of the Great Recession, we must simultaneously act with fairness toward both hard-working public servants and taxpayers," Nutter said in a statement.
According to the city, the new compensation and benefits reform package will be offered to employees throughout the executive branch of the city's government, along with employees in independently elected offices, such as the sheriff's office and district attorney's office.
Rain at times expected tonight, Friday, and early Saturday. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Expect unsettled weather through Saturday morning as waves of showers and thunderstorms move through the area. Some of the storms may bring heavy downpours later this afternoon.
It's still muggy out there. Things start to change tomorrow afternoon, as the rain clears out, and much cooler air moves in making it feel more like fall. Sunday is nice with a cool breeze and unseasonably low temperatures which last though early next week.
Mayor Michael Nutter says the city is already planning a celebration to honor the Dragons in the near future.
Crews are at the scene of a fire that started just before 4 a.m. Friday and reached two alarms before being placed under control.
We're learning details of an attack against a Temple University student late Wednesday afternoon, just after freshmen moved into the dorms.
Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help to identify a teenager in connection with a vandalism and explosion in Philadelphia's Francisville section.