No. 80-3-430, Appeal from the Order of the Commonwealth Court at No. 1019 C.D. 1979
Marvin Comisky, Robert C. Daniels, Philadelphia, for appellants.
Howland W. Abramson, Philadelphia, Vincent X. Yakowicz, Harrisburg, Charles W. Johns, Pittsburgh, for appellees.
William M. Young, Jr., Harrisburg, for amicus curiae Pa. Bar Assn.
Stephen M. Feldman, Philadelphia, for amicus curiae Philadelphia Bar Assn.
William E. Woodside, Harrisburg, for amicus curiae.
Larsen, J., filed a dissenting opinion in which Flaherty, J., joins.
EMPLOYEE GROUP OR IN COMPENSATION (From
INDIVIDUAL 1972 to 1979 except as noted)
PHILADELPHIA POLICEMEN 57.8%
PHILADELPHIA FIREMEN 57.8%
(Includes Mailroom employ- (A new contract effective
ees for the Phila. Inquirer, 9/30/79 increased their wages
Bulletin, Daily News and by 7.8% from 73.2% to 81%.)
(Will receive an increment of
3.3% in 1980 which will result
in an increase from 48.5%
(Will receive an additional 3.5%
in 1980 which will result in an
increase from 47% to 50.5%.)
(Local # 98) (Will receive an increment of
3.2% in 1980 which will result
in an increase from 51.2% to