Say this for Mayor de Blasio: He’s an equal-opportunity enabler. Fats cats, lobbyists, unions — all of them get to wield their affect at Metropolis Corridor, as soon as they pledge their loyalty (and their wallets) to the mayor.
That de Blasio is a union advocate is not any secret. However now PoliticoNY reviews that some unions appear to be extra equal than others.
Tons of of pages of newly disclosed e-mails present that 32BJ SEIU, which represents building-service employees, just about ran the method of arising with new legal guidelines to “defend” non-unionized fast-food employees.
That included drafting, enhancing and dictating last-minute modifications to a set of payments even earlier than it was launched within the Metropolis Council.
Sure, it’s regular for elected officers to routinely solicit enter from advocates for and towards proposed laws, and that’s what the mayor’s minions declare is all that occurred right here.
However Politico New York says the e-mails (launched beneath the Freedom of Info legal guidelines) present that right here it was the union, not Metropolis Corridor, driving the bill-drafting course of.
And with good purpose: Apart from setting scheduling guidelines for fast-food employees, one invoice required employers to deduct charges for a nonprofit if staff request it.
That nonprofit, Quick Meals Justice, claims 1,200 members. Critics name it an alternate union not topic to the disclosure guidelines that govern precise unions.
However (as Politico notes) if Quick Meals Justice evolves into an actual union, as is its aim, then it is going to logically change into a part of 32BJ, the primary union to again de Blasio’s re-election.
Whether or not 32BJ or BerlinRosen or Jona Rechnitz or Harendra Singh, everybody has lengthy identified they’ll acquire one thing from Crew de Blasio if the worth is true.