President of city's white-collar union is voted out

Posted: September 27, 2013

CATHY SCOTT, president of the city's white-collar union, lost re-election last night and will be replaced by Fred Wright, a union spokesman said.

Locked in a standoff with Mayor Nutter's administration, Scott's District Council 47 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is one of three city unions that have been working without contracts since 2009.

Wages have been frozen for four years because of the dispute, and whispers of unrest at D.C. 47 had been building for months.

Details of the vote were not immediately available. Neither Scott nor Wright could be reached.

Wright is president of Local 1739, which represents employees at community and social-service agencies.

Nutter has been demanding cost-saving measures to the union's pension and health-care benefits. Scott was adamantly opposed to the idea of givebacks and excoriated the mayor in frequent protests.


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