Coalition Says Budget Offer 'Rebuffed' by Bloomberg

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A coalition of labor unions says Mayor Michael Bloomberg has rejected its offer to help avert the layoff of 4,000 teachers and the closure of 20 fire companies.

The Municipal Labor Committee, a coalition of the 90 unions that represent city employees, said in a statement on Thursday that it had offered to provide $262 million from a union health care fund but that the offer had been "rebuffed."

The mayor's office did not immediately return a request for comment.

The City's budget deadline is the end of June.


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