Cha-ching! Mayor gets $40k pay raise, unions get mad
By George P. Hassett
Hefty pay raises for city politicians caused police and fire unions, who have not seen raises in almost three years, to picket City Hall this week.
More than 100 members of the city's patrol officer and firefighter unions picketed City Hall for the second time this month Thursday. Officials for both unions said Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has not acted in good faith in trying to negotiate and said they will continue to picket until they secure contracts. Both unions are in their third year without a contract.