Walsh Mum On Tentative Contract Deal With Firefighter’s Union

April 16, 2014 9:00 PM
Walsh Mum On Tentative Contract Deal With Firefighter’s Union
" BOSTON (CBS) — It has been an eventful 100 days in office for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. But a defining moment in Walsh’s early tenure is at hand – a contract offer to the city’s firefighters.

In a move raising eyebrows around the city, Walsh is refusing to divulge details of an offer he’s made in a contract seen as key to Boston’s financial footing and hopes for reform within the fire department.

Walsh took a modest victory lap as he marked the artificial milestone, claiming he’s brought a breath of fresh populism to city hall.

“It’s not my building, it’s the public’s building,” he said.

But he runs that building in large part, because of a campaign promise he made under fire for his union background.

“I am the right person for this job to be able to negotiate tough contracts,” he said during the campaign.

But as the city’s firefighters prepare to vote on the new contract Walsh is offering them, we wondered just how tough a negotiator he is "

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