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The Nation

July 13, 1986

A striking white-collar workers' union in Philadelphia approved a new contract but promised to honor the picket lines of blue-collar sanitation workers, who still have not reached agreement with the city. Meanwhile, the city entered a second day of accepting bids from private trash haulers to collect an estimated 8,600 tons of rotting garbage piling up at 15 temporary dump sites around the city. White-collar workers belonging to District Council 47 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees overwhelmingly approved a pact reached earlier that provides a 10% pay raise over two years.

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