Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano introduced the Taxpayer Relief Act which allows him to order labor savings for 2012 should the County’s labor unions fail to finalize givebacks over the coming weeks. While the Legislative Majority passed a balanced budget for 2011, budgets for 2012 and beyond will not be balanced unless County Executive Mangano and the Legislature rein in the entitlement-laden labor contracts negotiated by former County Executive Tom Suozzi. These contracts include annual salary increases, longevity pay, educational allowances that do not require any education, time off for donating blood and even a no-lay-off provision. Over the life of the contracts, total benefits derived are projected to exceed the Consumer Price Index (CPI) by over $500 million unless concessions are made. The only possible solution is to restructure the county labor contracts that are currently threatening Nassau County’s fiscal stability.
County Executive Mangano Needs Your Help!
Please join the County Executive in supporting the Taxpayer Relief Act.
Sign your name on the petition and let your voice be heard!