Business and Labor Agree to Dislike Paterson’s Health Care Assessments

ALBANY—It’s not every day that labor and the Business Council advocate the same side of an issue.

Kathy Wylde of the Partnership for New York City and Kenneth Adams of the Business Council just explained that the AFL-CIO has joined them in opposing assessments on health insurance that David Paterson has either proposed or passed in a deficit-reduction program.

“It’s the only tax they oppose,” Wylde quipped when I talked to her in the hallway after a joint press conference on the issue.

“It’s one of those things where we come from different areas to the same place,” Adams added.

Here are details of their argument.