Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Good morning, Mr. President, Councilwoman Quinones-Sanchez, Councilwoman Blackwell, and all the co-sponsors of this bill. Before I go on, I want to honor a great statesman from the State of New York, my grandfather, Charles Wight. He would have been outraged with this bill, and in his spirit, so am I.

Every one of us owes a debt of gratitude to every municipal employee, especially those who put their lives on a daily basis at risk for our protection.

Nothing can bring back a fireman who has given his life for this city. Nothing can bring back a member of law enforcement who has died in the line of duty, and these special interest groups want nothing more than to take the power away from organized people. Organized people is what organized labor always has been.

Thank you.

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