Current and former NYPD officers are in Miami to protest one specific candidate: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, a labor union that represents 50,000 police officers and retirees, says de Blasio is pretending to be a working-class champion.
PBA president Pat Lynch told the New York Daily News that de Blasio has in recent years offered city workers low raises and cut health benefits for employees and retirees while boosting his own pay by 15 percent.
“From labor to mental health to homelessness, @BilldeBlasio’s abysmal record while running New York City should disqualify him from running the country. Voters — and de Blasio’s opponents on the debate stage — deserve to know the truth,” the union wrote on its Twitter account.
At right, the ad they bought in the Miami Herald this week.