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NY Notifies Nearly 900 Workers Slated For Layoffs

The letters to 898 people slated for layoffs announced by Gov. David Paterson in October advise them of their rights under union contracts and civil service law.


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Paterson’s 900 Worker Layoffs On The Way

The nearly 900 New York state workers scheduled for layoffs Dec. 31 are getting information about their rights in a grim holiday mailing.


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NYC Laying Off Thousands – Blame Wall Street?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City simply can’t afford the size of its current work force.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks to the Asian Community United Society of Sunset Park - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 10, 2010 - Photo: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office

City Slashes Budget, Cuts Thousands Of Jobs

In an effort to take a big bite out of the Big Apple’s budget deficit, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for massive cutbacks and thousands of layoffs — including teachers.


Layoff notices are seen ready for mailing to members of the Newark Police Department - Newark, NJ - Oct 13, 2010 - Photo: Levon Putney / WCBS 880

Judge Blocks Newark Police Layoffs

A superior court judge issued a 10-day delay in the layoffs of Newark police officers.


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NJ Judge Delays Layoffs Of Newark Police Officers

Saying it was a difficult balancing act between public safety and fiscal responsibility, a judge delayed the scheduled layoffs of more than 150 police officers in Newark for 10 days.


Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Monmouth Junction, NJ - Oct 26, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Poll Finds Support For State Worker Cuts

The Quinnipiac University Poll out Thursday finds 53 percent of voters surveyed support layoffs, 63 percent support furloughs and 78 percent support wage freezes.


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Trenton Mayor Cancels Police, Firefighter Layoffs

Trenton’s mayor has canceled plans to lay off 255 city workers, including 111 police positions and 61 firefighters.


Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Moorestown, NJ - Oct 28, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Announces 1,200 Job Cuts

New Jersey plans to reduce the state public employee workforce by 1,200 jobs through layoffs and attrition early next year.


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Lawsuit Filed To Stop Newark Police, Firefighter Layoffs

Police and firefighter unions in New Jersey’s largest city have filed a lawsuit to try to stop Newark Mayor Cory Booker from imposing layoffs in two weeks.


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2,200 Newark City Jobs On The Line

The layoffs could go into effect as early as this November.


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Paterson: Thousands To Lose Jobs

Gov. David Paterson said plans are in the works to eliminate 2,000 jobs.


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Paterson Orders 2,000 State Jobs To Be Cut

Paterson has warned for months that deficits continue to mount in the state and layoffs would be likely by the end of the calendar year.


Exclusive: Patients, Co-Workers Up In Arms Over Doc’s Layoff

Over 300 doctors and nurses at Coney Island Hopsital have signed a petition to bring back a 68-year-old cancer surgeon who was laid off earlier this month due to budget cuts.


A New York City Transit subway station agent provides assistance to a man - New York, NY - Feb 23, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Nearly 200 MTA Subway Workers Laid Off

It’s an unlucky Friday the 13th for nearly 200 MTA workers who were laid off Friday as the agency tightens its budget belt and forced to hand everything back: badges, uniforms, and jobs.