David Paterson will only lay off union members, because non-unionized employees agreed to make the concessions he asked for.
Corrections officers and mental health workers will get hit the hardest.
Paterson wrote rank-and-file members, urging them to “voice this opinion to your union representative,” if they believed concessions are preferable to layoffs.
Member items will be detailed after the 10-day period in which the governor can veto parts of the budget.
The M.T.A. unveiled a timeline for service cuts.
State Senator Tom Libous said of Democrats, “I]f they wanted our support, rather than blaming us they should have reached out earlier.
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