Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg to De Blasio: Ignore Political Allegiances and Slash Union Benefits, Pensions, or Face Fiscal Crisis

The leftist De Blasio's not having it

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It's the battle of the mayors.

Michael Bloomberg has offered an unprecedented challenge to his successor to slash union benefits — for the good of the city — even if it means he doesn't get re-elected.

As CBS 2's Marcia Kramer reported Wednesday, hizzoner's meddling didn't go well with the mayor-elect.

Mayors usually go quietly at the end of their term, but not so with Bloomberg. On Wednesday, he told incoming Bill de Blasio he will have a "once-in-a-generation" opportunity to slash union health and pension benefits — and that he should ignore his own political allegiances and ambitions to do it.