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NYC Labor May Break With Police Union

File-This Dec. 27, 2014, file photo shows police officers turning their backs as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at
File-This Dec. 27, 2014, file photo shows police officers turning their backs as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the funeral of New York city police officer Rafael Ramos in the Glendale section of Queens, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio is winding down his first year in office, which saw success at fulfilling many of his liberal campaign promises. But the year ends with his young mayoralty facing its biggest crisis yet: an open rebellion from police officers who don’t believe the mayor supports them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

New York City’s top progressives have backed away from any direct confrontation with the city’s largest police union, even as union leaders continue to criticize the mayor following the shooting of two officers.

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