A LABOR ARBITRATOR has reinstated nine part-time recreation-center employees who were let go by Mayor Nutter's administration for apparently violating rules against "double-dipping" in public employment.
An investigation by city Inspector General Amy Kurland found 13 rec-center workers to be in violation of a Home Rule Charter provision that bars city employees from holding two governmental jobs.
Ten of the workers, including the nine who will be reinstated with back pay, also worked for the School District of Philadelphia. Two others worked for the U.S. Postal Service, and another for the state Attorney General's Office.
But Arbitrator Anthony Visco Jr. sided with the union, which said the city was well-aware of the jobs with the district when it hired the workers and even recruited some to the rec-center positions specifically because of their experience as educators.