PHILADELPHIA The same Common Pleas Court judge who initially ordered the city to promote 14 members of the Fire Department ruled Friday the city has the right to withdraw those promotions.
Judge Leon Tucker's decision is the latest move in a battle between the city and Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters over the 14 promotions.
City spokesman Mark McDonald welcomed Tucker's decision.
"From the start, the Nutter administration asserted that the fire commissioner has discretion in promoting individuals from the civil service list. Just because there is a vacant position and an active list, it does not follow that it's necessarily in the best interests of the department to promote someone from that list," he said in a statement.