NYC Union Contract Push Could Impact Taxes, Private Sector

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 6:25 PM EST) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's vow to make new deals with 152 city unions presages a grueling and costly haggle that could force the hands of policymakers reluctant to raise taxes and, experts said Thursday, will be carefully watched in the private sector amid broader efforts to raise workers' wages.

As part of a $74 billion, preliminary spending blueprint that precedes a full budget plan for 2015, the Democratic mayor said the city would no longer be content to let long-expired union contracts for...
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