August 10, 2010

NY Governor Paterson Threatens to Lay-off One Thousand Workers

On July 29, 2010, Governor David Paterson warned Thursday that he will have to lay off at least 1,000 workers to help balance the state’s budget.  New York Daily News reports Stephen Madarasz, a spokesman for the state Civil Service Employees Union, declined to respond to Paterson’s prediction, but said the union believes the governor is obligated to honor a no-layoff agreement.  The state has more than 130,000 workers under Paterson’s direct control.  Read more: […]