“Retiree-health reform was agreed to by the unions, and there are significant other examples of the unions and the city working together to address the real fiscal issues that we all recognize we face,” says Mike Zucchet, general manager of the Municipal Employees Association, the union that represents the city’s white-collar workers. “Obviously… the initiative backers weren’t looking for consensus or cooperation. So, rather than going to the bargaining table, they went the campaign route.”
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