Photo credit: Photo by Christian Wade | Unionized Rockland County workers protest outside State Sen. David Carlucci's offices in Nanuet, following an announcement by County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef that he will be laying off 150 employees to help bridge a protected $80 million budget hole this fiscal year. (May 17, 2012)
Rockland County lawmakers are expected to vote Wednesday on proposed contracts with three labor unions that will prevent layoffs through 2013 in exchange for a wage freeze, deferred paydays and other concessions.
However, several legislators have already expressed reservations about the tentative contracts, suggesting the concessions from the unions don't go far enough to make up for the county's...
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