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NYC’s De Blasio to Seek Union Cost Savings, Official Says

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who got elected with labor support, may ask unions for concessions on health care if they want raises when negotiating to renew expired contracts, Budget Director Dean Fuleihan said.

In testimony to city council’s Finance Committee today, Fuleihan said New York would collect at least $1.5 billion more revenue over the next 18 months than budget officials predicted in November. Labor negotiations may produce an agreement that exceeds that amount, he said.