Mayor says labor talks making progress 

Mayor Gavin Newsom claims there has been some “progress” with labor talks. But for all we know that could mean they are just agreeing to disagree.

Newsom, who placed a weeklong moratorium on implementing his 37.5-hour workweek, remained mum when asked about whether he was any closer to striking a deal with city labor unions.

“I will not and cannot talk in detail because what is the point of a negotiation if it’s in the press?” Newsom said Thursday afternoon.

Point taken.

But come Monday, will there be an extension of the moratorium or will the mayor move forward with his shorter workweek plan, which means firing 17,000 city workers and rehiring most of them at shorter workweeks.

“I need to know that there is real progress before we consider extending this moratorium, and based on the last two days I think there has been some good progress,” Newsom said.

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