City did right by its teachers

The new contract between the city and the United Federation of Teachers is a monumental achievement for all New Yorkers because it is a milestone of reconciliation between management and labor.

People can argue the merits of its details, but what is indisputable is that the Bloomberg era of deliberate, almost sadistic impasse and union-busting has been rebuffed and replaced by a more productive relationship built on common sense, enlightened analysis and mutual responsibility.

The de Blasio administration, still in its infancy, rolled up its sleeves and with a sound and honorable union got the job done in the public interest.

Where there is goodwill, all things are possible.

Ron Isaac


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