Tag: Unions

New York has one of the nation's largest and highest-paid state and local government workforces, according to the latest data. Based on March 2010 payrolls, the average annual salary per full-time equivalent (FTE) employee of state and local gove Read More

Union membership in New York City remains the highest in the country but has declined in recent years, according to a new (but not yet publicly released) report from the City University's Murphy Institute.  The report's main finding, as summarize Read More

The has just released a new index that takes a comprehensive approach to measuring just how powerful government unions are in each of the 50 states. Which state had the lowest ranking, denoting the most powerful Read More

Yesterday's by Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) will help Gov. Cuomo reach his workforce savings targets in a tightly balanced state budget.  Almost as important, Cuomo's with the largest state government union -- including a three-year Read More

If New York's state government unions ultimately reject with Governor Andrew Cuomo, the may ultimately deserve part of the blame. Triborough ensures that provisions of a public-sector union contract remain in effect even after the contract expi Read More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced two public-sector labor relations challenges when he took office.  The first was to negotiate contracts with state employee unions that would produce both short-term and recurring savings to help stem the flow of red ink in h Read More

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