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 Read More
A bit more on the Central Labor Council’s efforts to replace President Jack Ahern, who departed yesterday after a rocky stewardship that saw his salary double and important allies flea.
In resigning for what he called “personal differences” with other labor leaders, Ahern said things were in place for the organization to chose a Read More
Long after Tom Robbins spotted the problem, Jack Ahern gives up the reigns of the Central Labor Coucnil, citing his inability to “resolve” some “personal differences” at the organization.
He’s calling for an emergency meeting on March 24 to come up with a slate of candidates that can be approved on March Read More
Mayor Bloomberg took a swipe at NYC Comptroller John Liu’s major report saying public sector workers, on average, earn far less than their private-sector counterparts, something that has been in debate amid the economic crunch in local governments nationwide.
On his weekly radio show, Bloomberg said Liu’s report “didn’t include pensions” into their calculation, Read More
This report from the city comptroller says, on average, the public sector doesn’t pay as well as the private sector.
I’m going through the report now, but two passages caught my attention.
The most highly-educated, highly-paid workers in City government earn relatively less than they do in the private sector, and workers Read More