Over the weekend, The New York Post broke a story that the as part of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s Latch On NYC initiative, participating hospitals will now start locking up and monitoring their allocation of baby formula, writing down each time a nursing mother is given formula.
With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she’ll also get a talking-to. Staffers will explain why she should offer the breast instead,” the Post explained. ”Like most of Mayor Bloomberg’s health measure, this one came with a furious outcry, and Read More
When a crane collapsed in Hudson Yards earlier this month, killing one and injuring four, it set off a big battle between the Bloomberg administration and the crane operators union, the Local 14 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.
The administration wanted stricter standards and crane operators to pass a national certification test; the union said that the administration was merely doing the bidding of real estate developers, who wanted to break their hold on construction jobs, and said that New York City was such a unique environment that a national test wouldn’t be appropriate.
Today, it appears as if the administration won.