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April 2, 2010 - 1:08pm

Paterson Calls for Union Wage-Freeze

posted by C. M. Barons in Paterson, New York Budget.

Invoking the obvious, Gov. David Paterson questioned his WOR radio listeners- "When is somebody going to get it?  We have run out of money!"

The governor went on to say that it was unfair, in a climate of 300,000 lost jobs and a 9 percent unemployment rate- private sector wage freezes, salary cuts and furloughs to grant 4% wage increases to state workers.

Unions countered by accusing Paterson of financial mismanagement, and reminded the governor that the contracts sanctioning the raises in question are legally binding.

 

 

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