When discussing Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker, Eliot Spitzer sounds a little like Andrew Cuomo.
Spitzer, around the 5:50 mark:
“I disagree with Governor Walker…the right to bargain together is one of those fundamental rights we all believe individuals across the society should have. I agree with him that the givebacks are necessary in terms of pensions, in terms of contributions to pensions, to health care costs and even at the wage level.”
In negotiating with unions in New York, Cuomo hasn’t touched collective bargaining rights, but he has called for shared sacrifice and – as some critics would say – painful givebacks.