Rensselaer, NY, Nov 04, 2011 — Members of the Public Employees federation ratified a contract that will prevent nearly 3,500 layoffs. Members will make several concessions, including accepting a three year pay freeze. It was a follow-up-vote members had rejected in an earlier version of the contract.
Governor Cuomo says he's "very happy." He credits a more collegial tone in negotiations leading up to the second vote, and has rescinded the layoff notices that would have gone out today. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
There’s some significant changes in this revised contract.
Rensselaer, NY, Sep 30, 2011 — Two days after one of the state's two major worker unions rejected a contract, the Public Employees Federation President says he has "new ideas" for a contract settlement, and is anxious to meet with Governor Cuomo to discuss options to avert the 3500 lay offs ordered by the governor. Go to full article
Roughly 40 nurses rallied yesterday outside Adirondack Medical Center (Photo: Chris Morris)
Saranac Lake, NY, Apr 08, 2011 — A large group of nurses gathered in front of one of the region's largest health care facilities this week to call for fair wages and benefits.
The nurses' union at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake says it wants a contract similar to those at other area hospitals, like the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh and the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone.
But hospital officials counter that they've been negotiating in good faith, and that their contract proposal is, in fact, fair.