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


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.