Mike’s Labor Troubles

The Post’s scoop that health-care workers’ Local 1199 was in backroom negotiations with Mike to sell him their endorsement only slightly tarnishes their reportedly forthcoming announcement that they’ll be backing Freddy. (Out of pure principle, of course.)

But Mike’s facing some friction on another front as well: When the Working Families Party’s laborite leadership met this weekend, they couldn’t agree on an endorsement, and had planned not to endorse at all, The Politicker is told.

But Teachers’ Union chief Randi Weingarten — who at one point appeared very close to a deal with Bloomberg for a contract and, presumably, an endorsement or neutrality agreement — convinced the party to defer its decision by a couple weeks.

The Politicker is told she wanted additional “leverage” against the Mayor.

Mike’s Labor Troubles