...муниципальные служащие спрашивают "насколько высоко"? Но в этот раз что-то пошло не так.
Many New Yorkers don’t like how Mayor Bill de Blasio runs the city — but he’s not really the one calling the shots: Unions are.
That became crystal clear from emails and documents City Comptroller Scott Stringer released this week linked to the city’s decision to lift deed restrictions from the Rivington House nursing home.
When a top de Blasio staffer asked “how critical” the decision was, the reply from an aide, Sarah Samis, was telling: “Very critical b/c it involves 1199 jobs and they want this done,” said the email, in a reference to the health care workers union, 1199SEIU.
In the end, the jobs went poof anyway, because the city wound up lifting too many restrictions, and the site was sold for luxury housing. That triggered several probes, including Stringer’s.
But if no wrongdoing is found, 1199 might want to fire Team de Blasio for incompetence: Aides might have gotten carried away trying to please the union bosses.
It’s no surprise, of course, that staffers ask “How high” when unions say “Jump.”