Over a year ago when the war drums first started about taking on Big Fire, I suggested the manager tell the story in public as cackling in executive session was perhaps therapeutic for some but didn't move the ball in the bid to topple manning in the CBA.
For many cycles, CM's and the City Attorney maintained a timid attitude toward negotiations, insisting adjustments on prescription copays were a big deal.
Now at least there's a little spunk in the fight to contain costs.
Where I differ a bit is on the obsequious view towards the police union as in they are free of sin.
The whole system bleeds the taxpayer, but for now the Third Floor is going after Fire.