Pure Union Busting
Our governor, Andrew Cuomo, has threatened to lay off thousands of state workers, in a time of high unemployment, because the Public Employees Federation rejected a five-year contract. This contract called for furloughs (which is decreased wages), no increases in wages for two years, and increased health insurance premiums.
Physicians, nurses, scientists, accountants, investigators, teachers are the members of this union. Their employment is so essential to the state the governor, according to the Albany Times Union, will outsource the work to private employees.
This is pure union busting. It would appear we have bipartisan consensus in this country – bust the unions.
JOHN PAUL CULOTTA