Gov. Cuomo Continues Talks With Unions

By Kenneth Lovett, New York Daily News

A day after the Working Families Party executive committee discussed a potential challenge to Gov. Cuomo, the governor had a phone discussion with at least two union leaders Wednesday, two sources said.

SEIU Upset: Los Angeles Wants Workers to Pay 10% for Health Care Costs—Private Industry Pays 22%

By Stephen Frank, capoliticalnews.com

Janitors that work for the city of Los Angeles get paid over $40,000 a year PLUS benefits. The SEIU is upset that the Mayor wants them to pay 10% of the cost of their health care. For the janitor in this story, that is $54 per month. In the private sector she would be paying an average of 22% of the cost per month.