The Philadelphia firefighters' union filed a motion Thursday urging a judge to find the city in contempt for not honoring an arbitration award.
The city argues that the award would cost the city an added $200 million over five years, including $84 million in the current fiscal year. It has filed notice that it will appeal the award. The union says the cost would be a fraction of what the city claims.
Common Pleas Court Judge Idee C. Fox affirmed the arbitration award, which includes pay raises, in a November ruling. The union asked Fox to find the city in contempt of that ruling. - Robert Moran