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One year union pacts could be the key to healthcare reform in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Inquirer, July 11, 2008

A one-year contract agreement announced between Philadelphia and the Fraternal Order of Police signals that Mayor Michael A. Nutter has set his sights on reforming healthcare for all four municipal unions. The contract gives cops a 3.5% raise and reduces healthcare costs by 10%, and will set up a healthcare evaluation committee with representation from the FOP and the city.