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Labor Supports Governor's Action to Stave Off Layoffs

17 Dec, 2020
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Albany, NY - We applaud the Governor's announcement yesterday to advance up to $1.5 Billion to preserve vital services threatened by cash flow issues and to prevent additional cuts. This action will stave off layoffs through the foreseeable future.  It will also provide New York with a clearer picture of the economic landscape and allow us to have a better idea of federal funding to state and local governments, led by the efforts of the Biden administration.

Addressing this crisis during the state budget process, and with a more comprehensive approach that will include tax increases and revenue enhancers, will help to ensure that New York State gets back on solid financial footing, and more importantly, saves the jobs and livelihoods of tens of thousands of New Yorkers.

New York State AFL-CIO

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)

United Federation of Teachers (UFT)

Communication Workers of America (CWA)

Civil Service Employees Association, Local 1000 (CSEA)

New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF)

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (SEIU)


United Auto Workers Region 9-A (UAW)

Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC)

New York State Building and Construction Trades Council