The move granted approval for contracts that reinstate cost-of-living wages in exchange for union givebacks. Nassau’s fiscal control board – known as NIFA – must still approve the deal.
Some legislators are seeking assurances that revenue from new speed cameras will be available to help offset the cost of lifting the wage freeze. The assurance has not been given and state lawmakers haven’t yet approved the new cameras.
On Thursday, a judge threw out a wage freeze imposed on Nassau County police by the Nassau Interim Finance Authority.
The Yonkers City Council has adopted a resolution putting a $20,000 overtime cap on municipal workers.