(Amsterdam News) — The rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the public union employees at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon. That’s what happens when you go toe to toe with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. DC37, the largest public employees union in New York City, held a rally in Lower Manhattan to protest Bloomberg’s proposed service cuts and layoffs as a means of balancing the city’s budget. Union leaders from such groups as SEIU 119, TWU Local 100 and CSEA and elected officials alike took to the stage on the Broadway side of City Hall Park to voice their displeasure with the mayor, declaring solidarity with unions everywhere. “Instead of bringing us together to solve the serious problems confronting New York City and other cities and states throughout the country, politicians are telling working families to make all the sacrifices,” said Lee Saunders, secretary-treasury of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.