New York’s second-biggest public union rejected a contract that would have frozen wages for three years, increased worker health-care contributions and prevented thousands of firings that may begin as soon as today.
Joseph Bress drew thousands of protesters to the New York Capitol when he led talks with unions under Governor Mario Cuomo in the 1990s. Now, Cuomo’s son, Andrew, is turning to the same negotiator to help wring $450 million from state employees to close a $10 billion budget gap.
Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference about the state's recovery efforts in the wake of Atlantic superstorm Sandy. Director of State Operations Howard Glaser and U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Daniel Abel also speak. (Source: Bloomberg)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was near tears when she told colleagues about a Staten Island family’s tragedy in Superstorm Sandy as she and other lawmakers appealed for federal aid. An assistance package could be introduced in Congress as early as tomorrow.