The Public Employees Federation, one of the state’s largest public sector unions, voted against a tentative agreement its leaders made with Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year.
The rejection of the contract serves as a stunning setback for Gov. Cuomo, and could herald widespread layoffs of state workers.
“PEF’s ratification process is very democratic,” said PEF President Ken Brynien.”The decision to reject the tentative agreement was made by our rank-and-file members who clearly feel they are being asked to sacrifice more than others, particularly in light of the pending expiration of the state’s millionaire’s tax.” Read More