Retiree 10-13 orgs respond to the call and stand with PBA president Pat Lynch in Miami
MIAMI, Fla. (CBSNewYork) – The hometown crowd has come out in a big way for Bill de Blasio – but they’re not cheering him on, they’re letting Democrats know he’s not even liked in his own city.
A large group from the NYPD’s biggest union, the Police Benevolent Association, has traveled all the way to Florida just to slam their mayor’s presidential dreams.
Dozens of PBA members and supporters took to the streets outside Miami’s Knight Concert Hall to call out de Blasio on his claims he’s been a friend to workers during his two terms in office.
Police unions members carried foam fingers with “LIAR” written on them and the PBA even hired an electronic billboard van to drive around the debate location with a message reading “Mayor Bill de Blasio puts working people last.”
In a video on their Twitter page, PBA president Patrick Lynch slammed the mayor again and told Democratic voters to not get fooled.
“He’s the worst mayor, he’s destroying New York City, we don’t want him to destroy the rest of the country,” Lynch said in Miami.
“His slogan is ‘labor workers first’ he puts us last, especially if you work for him.”
The PBA also posted images of New York’s Finest meeting with other 2020 candidates before Wednesday’s debate, including Sen. Bernie Sanders – who will take the debate stage on Thursday.
CBS2 has not heard back yet from the Mayor’s office about their response to the PBA’s debate night protest.
I wanted to thank MrBrian Sheehan for his efforts in rallying members from our South Florida 10-13 orgs. With just over a week to go he got the word out and though turnout was individually low, combined we stood strong. Members from 10-13 orgs from Lee, Charlotte, Brevard, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade were represented along with Dade county PBA and Pat Lynch with a contingent of NYPD PBA members. We let DeBlasio and everyone else in ear shot know what an incompetent and anti-cop mayor he is. Pat and the boys will continue to follow you where ever you turn up in your bid to steal a million dollar war chest.
He is not only trying to hurt our active duty members. Retiree health benefits are always on the chopping block. Get involved with your local 10-13 orgs and stand together.
"Bad for the City, Bad for our Country!!!'
"Go Back to your City!!!"
"No Zero's For Heroes!!!!"
Go back to the city you are destroying and leave our country alone mayor deuchebag.
See Pat Lynch's letter to Steadman Stahl, President of the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association.
Members of #NYPD Union in Miami tonight protesting prolonged salary negotiations w/Bill de Blasio’s administration, stating the average NYC cop makes 30% less than officers in similar metro areas. #DemDebates
The crowd of @NYCPBA, @FloridaPBA, @DadeCountyPBA & NYPD retirees grow stronger as chants of “no friend of labor”, “can’t run the city, won’t run the country” and “what do we want!? Contracts! When do we want them now?! Now!” are directed at the mismanager and Chief @BilldeBlasio
Police groups, meanwhile, funded a billboard showing who they won't support.
"Bill DeBlasio is a liar," Patrick Lynch, of the Police Benevolent Association of New York City, said. "His slogan is 'Workers first.' He puts New York City workers dead last."