Pittsburgh council passes entrepreneur loan program, rejects tax code contract

Pittsburgh council passes entrepreneur loan program, rejects tax code contract

Pittsburgh City Council finished off some business Tuesday, passing a bill originally introduced by Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) to provide seed funding to entrepreneurs as well as rejecting a bill to hire an outside law firm to look over the city’s tax code. 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
City contracts, police retirement spark pointed conversations on Pittsburgh city council

City contracts, police retirement spark pointed conversations on Pittsburgh city council

At a meeting Wednesday, Pittsburgh city council addressed a tax code clean up, followed up on a bill to support developing entrepreneurs, and addressed the city police’s mandatory retirement age. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh city contractors may face wage hike from new council bill

Pittsburgh city contractors may face wage hike from new council bill

The city of Pittsburgh has just introduced the next step in its slow grind forward to raise wages for low income workers in the most liveable city. 

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto sent legislation to city council Monday to mandate any employer with a professional service contract with the city worth more than $100,000 pay their workers $15 an hour. 

“City government has the ability to choose many different factors of who it decides to do business with,” Peduto said. “I can't think of anything more important than having an agreement that the lowest paid workers of those that do business with the city are adequately paid.” 

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh

New Pittsburgh city contract gives raises to Teamsters union workers

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has announced that the union for the City’s refuse and animal control workers- Teamsters Local 249 - has signed a new five-year contract that will provide $15 hourly wages for most workers and give them accelerated schedules for promotion. 

The pact is within the spending guidelines set by the City’s Act 47 Recovery Plan, which places controls on all union contracts and on salaries and benefits for non-union workers. 

“I want to thank the Teamsters for helping us to provide some of the hardest-working employees in this City a good wage, while working creatively with us to stay within the bounds of the state’s Act 47 law,” said Mayor Peduto. 

Friday, August 5, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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