Mayor Nutter Gives Raises to Non-Union Workers

Approximately 5,500 non-unionized city workers will receive a 2.5-percent pay raise, effective October 1st. The raise is the first pay increase for the group since 2007. Representatives for Mayor Nutter say that the raises aren’t meant as a message to unionized workers, who have been without a contract since 2009.

But Everett Gillison, the mayor’s chief of staff, denies that making these changes for non-unionized workers is a message to the unions.

“I don’t think that I’m in the message-sending business,” Gillison says.

What’s driving this, he says, is that the non-unionized workers have gone without a raise for years. [CBS 3]