Villaraigosa says L.A. must lay off ‘a large number of people’
“The announcement comes weeks after the city’s five-member employee bargaining committee, which includes Villaraiogsa, asked city unions to give up raises that are scheduled for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Those unions refused to reopen contract talks.”
Unions would rather have people lose jobs in a weak economy than give up any pay increases (i.e share the wealth). And they call other people greedy.