Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Arbitrator raised money for DeBlasio

From Capital New York:

An arbitrator who could set a precedent for Bill de Blasio's upcoming, high-stakes negotiations with the city's municipal unions is also a fund-raiser for the new mayor.

The arbitrator, Martin Scheinman, is currently overseeing separate negotiations between the city and two unions, the New York State Nurses Association and the United Federation of Teachers.

The result of the arbitration, whatever it may be, is likely to have an outsize impact on de Blasio's first year in office. The mayor-elect, a close ally of organized labor who has received crucial help from unions at various points in his career, will have to find room in a tight budget to award the raises the municipal unions are now seeking.

His personal and political relationship, including a fund-raiser he hosted at his home for de Blasio in October, will have no bearing on his rulings, Scheineman says.


Anonymous said...

DeBlasio is such a sleazeball - why did everyone vote for him???? He'll be his own undoing - he'll never make it through his first term.

Anonymous said...

I didn't vote for this illegal asskisser!

Anonymous said...

Fasten your seatbelts it's going to be "Bumpy" for the next four years, minimum. The shit has just started floating to the surface.

Anonymous said...

"Meet the new boss,
same as the old boss."
- The Who (written by Pete Townshend), 1971

Earl Browder said...

Yes, but Comrade Mayor-Elect de Blasio has good intentions, and he will eventually lead the city towards a new Utopia.

In fact, ALL the New York City elected officials representing the Democratic Party have good intentions, and anyone who questions this must obviously be a counter-revolutionary or a Republican.

When Comrade Mayor-Elect de Blasio is sworn as Mayor, I can assure you that the subways will run on time, homelessness will cease, and Black and Hispanic children will equal the test scores of Asians in New York City's public schools!