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Kerry Healey on Jobs

 


Deval's pledge to work with AFL-CIO means higher costs

HEALEY: About spending proposals: Deval Patrick says he's open to the idea of possibly raising taxes--just this week, Deval, you took a pledge with the AFL-CIO saying you're going to work with them. How are you ever going to be able to negotiate and keep down costs for our state when you are taking pledges with labor unions, when you have the endorsement of every union?

PATRICK: I have lots of labor and other endorsements and I haven't traded a quid pro quo for one of them.

HEALEY: What did the pledge say?

PATRICK: I have pledged to be open and respectful to all voices. I'm going to do with labor as governor exactly what I've done with labor in private business. Which is to negotiate, to do that in an above-board way, to do that within fiscal constraints and to produce an outcome that serves us all. What we need is an active and broadening economic base and to do that in practical ways.

Source: 2006 MA Gubernatorial debate on Fox News with Chris Wallace Sep 25, 2006

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