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Mayor de Blasio, and Union Contracts, at 6 Months

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and DC37's Lillian Roberts Announce Tentative Contract Agreement on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. (Ed Reed/NYC Mayor's Office)

After six months in office, the mayor says he has reached labor deals with unions representing over 60 percent of the city's workforce - including most recently District Council 37. Brigid Bergin, WNYC political reporter, talks about what the deals indicate about the mayor's approach.

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Brigid Bergin

Comments [2]

Phil

Brian asked whether deBlasio was giving away more of our taxpayer's dollars in getting to a quick agreement, but when Brigid evaded the question (talking about how he "respected and valued" the union workers) Brian should have pressed the issue. If the unions have a compensation/benefit package that is out of whack vs. the vast majority of private workers, then the taxpayers are getting taken for a ride if deBlasio gives in to a deal that has pay increases and continues a fully paid health insurance program (even with the token reduction in health care spending to "offset the pay increases").

Jul. 03 2014 12:32 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Will any of the health savings come from preventive efforts, like smoking-cessation programs?

Jul. 03 2014 11:19 AM

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