Angry New Yorker

Friday, May 09, 2003
Missing Share of Sacrifice, Unions Seem Immune as City Hall Cuts Costs


"Shoppers will soon pay more in sales taxes, and smokers more in cigarette taxes. Property owners are already paying more in real estate taxes, and upper-income New Yorkers are staring at a surcharge on their income taxes. Subway and bus fares are up. So are rents.

The only ones who seem immune from the pain of the city's and state's budget deals are New York's powerful labor unions. Of course, union members are facing 3,000 layoffs, but Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg says more is needed from the unions for them to share adequately in the sacrifices asked of New Yorkers.
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