April 16, 2012
The recent attempt by Mayor Bloomberg to seize control of prevailing rate regulation from the Comptroller is nothing more than a naked power grab aimed at suppressing the wages and benefits of hard-working men and women employed as City trade workers, and is part of the larger nationwide assault on working people by the richest one percent.
A few weeks ago, the Tier 6 pension reductions were rammed through the State Legislature in the dead of night.
The City is now trying to do the same thing by unilaterally gutting the hard earned wages and benefits of City skilled trade workers. This is unacceptable, and the union will do everything in its power to make sure that the members we represent retain the right to earn fair and equitable wages.