With the principals' union reaching a tentative deal this week with the school district to help close a monstrous budget hole, the district's other unions may face more pressure to follow suit.
That doesn't mean they're ready to budge.
Michael Lodise, president of the district's police union, said the principals' plan, which includes unspecified givebacks, doesn't change his position.
Besides the principals' union, the union that represents blue-collar workers, Local 1201, has agreed to amend its existing contract.
"They're negotiating their life away," Lodise said. "We haven't changed our position and neither has the [Philadelphia Federation of Teachers]."