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.
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)
Governor Andrew Cuomo , who produced New York’s first on-time budget in five years last week, is standing by his threat to fire almost 10,000 workers unless they agree to provide the state with $450 million of savings.
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.