Public Workers Union To Respond To Contract Proposal From Gov. CuomoThe 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.
Gov: 'No Choice' But To Lay Off State Workers EarlyGoing back on a pledge not to layoff state workers before Jan. 1, Gov. David Paterson said Thursday a round of layoffs will begin before the end of 2010 to close New York's massive budget gap.