New mayor must back city workers

New Yorkers went to the polls to cast their votes for the next mayor of New York City, and the winner has his work cut out for him.

There are many issues that need to be dealt with: stop-and-frisk, continued rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy and negotiating contract settlements with all of the city’s major unions.

Hopefully, all of these issues will be dealt with in a professional and constructive manner. Our police officers, firefighters, sanitation workers and teachers deserve fair and decent raises — and that needs to be the mayor-elect’s first priority after Jan. 1.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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