Threatens 3,500 layoffs in ultimatum
By FREDRIC U. DICKER
September 26, 2011
Gov. Cuomo has drawn a line in the sand with the state’s second-largest public-employees union — saying he will lay off 3,500 workers if their membership doesn’t approve a bare-bones contract when it votes tomorrow, The Post has learned.
If the Public Employee Federation rejects the plan on the table, which is very likely, workers will receive their pink slips on Wednesday.
It would be the first large-scale work-force reduction since Cuomo took office in January and would show that he is willing to play hardball with unions in order to reduce state government spending…
The firing letters have already been prepared and are ready for distribution.
“The state employees have their destiny in their own hands,’’ said state Operations Director Howard Glaser of tomorrow’s vote.
“There is no other option to layoffs if they fail to ratify the contract. The costs of the work force are unsustainable, and there’s no other option to layoffs if the PEF members fail to ratify the contract,” Glaser continued.
The pink slips would come shortly after the state’s largest union, the Civil Service Employees Association, approved in August a contract that’s virtually identical to the one Cuomo is offering the PEF…
Where are the protest? Where are the accusations by the left of union busting?