Hundreds of union workers rallied outside of Philadelphia City Hall Wednesday to demand a fair contract.
Members from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal employees Council 33 and 47 attended the rally.
Mayor Michael Nutter and the union have been at odds over a contract for years.
In a statement, Mayor Nutter's spokesman, Mark McDonald, said the mayor's administration is willing to negotiate a contract that is fair to both city employees and city taxpayers.
"We need real reform in areas of pensions, healthcare and work rules, because we need a sustainable series of contracts with city employees going forward," the statement read.
Thursday weather looks damp and stormy. It will be mild and muggy to start with spotty showers early followed by afternoon and evening storms. Highs in the upper 70s with winds out of the SW 5-10 mph. Some of the storms will produce locally heavy rain and gusty winds.
This system is from the same cold front that caused the midwest tornadoes. It will also usher in cooler air for the holiday weekend.