WHEN PHILLY firefighters and paramedics ousted their hotheaded union president last summer, there was hope for a fresh start in the caustic relationship between Mayor Nutter's administration and the union.
So much for that.
Compelled by a subpoena from City Councilman Jim Kenney, a vocal union ally, Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers testified yesterday at a hearing on the department's recent retraction of promotions for 14 employees.
A Common Pleas judge had ordered the promotions, following a lawsuit from the union. The city then appealed the order and won, allowing it retract the promotions from those officers and give them to others whom the administration says scored higher on a more recent test.