Mayor Bill de Blasio today slammed his predecessor Michael Bloomberg for leaving him to negotiate expired labor contracts with every one of the city’s municipal labor unions–using some of his harshest rhetoric to date on the subject.
“This is an unprecedented dynamic and we’re going to have a huge fiscal challenge ahead. And one that should not have been handed to us,” said the mayor, speaking to reporters to today at an unrelated press conference. “The future should not have been mortgaged in this way. But it was by the previous administration and we will have to grapple with it.” Read More