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Will Obama ban stimulus money from San Francisco?

Remember how Obama let the unions hold Gov Schwarzenegger hostage over stimulus funds recently? Well golly gee whiz isn’t SF Mayor Gavin Newsom doing exactly the same thing?

Mayor Gavin Newsom said Friday that 1,000 city workers would lose their jobs in the coming months to help close a growing budget deficit, a swift response after the city’s biggest union this week rejected $38 million in wage concessions.

Newsom spokesman Nathan Ballard blamed the layoffs – which will affect workers in most city unions – squarely on Service Employees International Union Local 1021. SEIU represents more than 11,000 city employees.