In his high-stakes contract talks with city unions, Mayor de Blasio is pressing for healthcare savings in exchange for pay raises, the mayor’s budget director told the City Council on Wednesday.
“We’re going to treat the workforce with the respect that they have not been treated with, but at the same time protect the taxpayers and do something that’s affordable,” Dean Fuleihan said at the first hearing on de Blasio’s proposed $74 billion budget.
“There have to be offsetting savings. And (de Blasio) specifically mentioned and has repeatedly mentioned health savings.”
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Daily News Says De Blasio Wants Health Care Concessions In Return For Raises
But it's not really a raise if you get a 4% salary increase but have to pay 25% of your family's health care cost, is it?