"It's still something I'm working through with a lot of teachers," he said.Paul Doughty, president of the Providence firefighters union, calls the mayor's tenure a "mixed bag." He felt burned when Taveras came back seeking pension concessions after he had already renegotiated their labor contracts. Later, Doughty was angered that the mayor and council passed pension overhaul legislation in the middle of negotiations, effectively resetting them â¿¿ a leverage-creation tactic the union leader understood but did not appreciate.
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