As the Daily News reported yesterday, one of the great betrayals of the public trust is playing out in secret. Despite a public backlash against the union for paralyzing the city during Christmas week, and despite winning every step of the legal battle, agency officials caved in during settlement talks. Instead of sticking to what they called a final offer, they rewarded strikers with an undeserved gift of at least $110 million.
Listen up, taxpayers: That’s your money, no matter what pot it comes from. Tax or fare cuts would be a better, fairer use.
I’m still working on the death march scenario…beyond Kalikow, there’s at least a couple of guys who gotta die. And I’ll find their fucking names.