AFSCME’s District Council 47 snubs Nutter and Street in mayoral race

    Members of the governing body of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 47 have decided not to make an endorsement in Philadelphia’s May mayoral primary election.

    While the AFSCME delegate assembly did vote to backs candidates in other primary races for city offices Tuesday, it turned its back on both incumbent Mayor Michael Nutter and Milton Street.

    Cathy Scott, president of the AFSCME DC47 Delegate Assembly, said both candidates are “flawed.”

    She criticized Nutter for his recent five-year fiscal plan, saying it “penalizes union employees who work for the city” by not increasing wages or benefits.

    Although AFSCME members did interview Street, she said they chose not to endorse him either.

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