“Unions are the backbone of our workforce in New York City and around the country. Since the dawn of the labor movement, unions have provided refuge and organizing power for workers seeking the wages and benefits they deserve. This decision is a step backward in our decades long fight to protect working people, but we will not give up or allow corporate interests to dismantle the collective strength of unions in our city.

“Now is the time to hold the line. I strongly encourage union workers to maintain their memberships, because that is how we move forward as a city – with a workforce protected by organizations that have fought for years to improve working conditions, increase wages, and give all New Yorkers a chance at a good life. New York City is a union town and I will continue to stand with the labor movement no matter the frequency or magnitude of attacks that come our way.”

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