The move comes after a recent published report showed one in five multimillion dollar purchases made by governments in New Jersey broke the law.
On Sunday, hours after talks broke down, the cash-strapped company canceled Monday rehearsals for a Feb. 12 opening production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” in Brooklyn.
The New York State Nurses Association and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx said Friday they had reached a deal for a new, four-year contract.
Chris Cerf found the deal between teachers and the Ramsey school board exceeded a three-year limit on contracts.
The Public Employees Federation’s 56,000 members already rejected one contract proposal. Cuomo had vowed 3,500 layoffs would follow but held back and returned to the bargaining table.
Union head Peter Ward said Tuesday that the New York Hotel Trades Council would not end its walkout without a full union contract.
Larry Dorman, a spokesman for the AFSCME Local 3145, would not release the vote totals but said a “clear margin” was in favor of authorizing a strike. He said Red Cross workers in other states also will be taking strike authorization votes this week.
Candice Johnson of the Communication Workers of America and Verizon’s Richard Young had no immediate word on progress toward settling a strike that was in its second day Monday.
The strike does not involve employees of Verizon Wireless so it won’t affect service. The contract covers telephone and repair technicians, wireline customer service representatives and operators.
Louis Coletti of the Building Trade Employers Association says two unions representing crane operators, excavators and maintenance engineers agreed on a new contract less than two hours before their contracts expired.
Macy’s and the union representing workers at its flagship Manhattan store and three other New York locations have reached a tentative contract agreement following all-night negotiations.
Governor Christie said he wants health care concessions achieved through legislation, not bargaining.
Comptroller John Liu said the 5-year contract was submitted by the Department of Education last month to recruit and train teachers from non-traditional backgrounds to become public school teachers.
The board approved a five-year contract extension for Seitz on Nov. 9 to boost his pay to more $216,000, and the district reportedly has been paying him the increased salary.
On the same day it started taking pre-orders for the iPhone, Verizon Wireless is updating its terms of service to give it the right to slow down data service for users who use far more than others.