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May 2010

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October 21, 2010

Child care gift to unions, Albany Times Union
Library spells out impact of deep cuts in county funds, Buffalo News
NYers pay outsized share of public pensions, Crain's New York Business
Recommended budget: 3 percent tax levy rise, Finger Lakes Times
Corinth dissolution committee takes questions, including some tough ones, Glens Falls Post-Star
County panel urges 10% tax hike, The Leader-Herald
Sheriff: County's Cuts To Change 'How We Do Business', Jamestown Post-Journal
OTB deal would cut 500 jobs, nix Internet bets and subsidies, New York Daily News
Riverhead workers battle job cuts in budget proposal, Newsday
Pleasant Valley trims over $250,000 from budget plan, Poughkeepsie Journal
Mahoney vetoes $22 million in budget changes made by Onondaga County lawmakers, Syracuse Post-Standard
Village of Schuylerville dissolution may be costly: Town of Saratoga residents could see 30 percent tax hike, The Saratogian
Layoffs mentioned as way to combat tax increase, Troy Record
Brasher town highway workers to contribute to health costs, Watertown Daily Times
Cicero budget calls for tax increase, YNN
Village of Corinth discussing dissolution, YNN


October 19, 2010

DEC warns governor against further cuts, Albany Times Union
N.Y. Court of Appeals agrees to hear Johnson City firefighter case, Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin
Village board discusses 15th police officer, Dunkirk Observer
Corinth dissolution group to present findings, Glens Falls Post-Star
Lockport, NT shared service a good sign, Lockport Union-Sun Journal
Fight the fire fight: FDNY linking of truck staffing to sick days wastes taxpayers' money, New York Daily News
Suffolk: Of pension tensions -- and questions of sacrifice, Newsday - Spin Cycle (subscription)
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney threatens drastic service cuts as she battles Legislature over 2011 budget, Syracuse Post-Standard
Lockport, NT mayors sign off on shared water chief, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
NT mayor, dept heads union at odds over job share with Lockport, The Buffalo News


October 15, 2010

Roefaro: Pensions, state mandates take toll on Utica budget, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Rotterdam Town Board to ask department heads for spending cuts, Schenectady Daily Gazette (Subscription)
Councilwoman outlines own priorities for cuts in Schenectady budget, Schenectady Daily Gazette (Subscription)
Sullivan County borrows $5M to ease cash-flow problems, Middletown Times Herald-Record
What you owe them: Taxpayers can't afford extravagant retiree health benefits, New York Daily News
Report: Retired public employee benefits 'unaffordable', Times Herald-Record
Pay gains amid cuts for some state workers, Albany Times Union


October 07, 2010

Deal sets raises for department heads, Buffalo News
In Macedon, dissolution is the solution, Canandaigua Messenger Post
Retired official may return part time, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Committee recommends raises for Ulster County sheriff, legislators, Kingston Daily Freeman
Orange County exec explains 39 layoffs, Kingston Daily Freeman
Sullivan County budget could cut 15 deputies, Kingston Daily Freeman
Marcy cuts taxes, plans 2% raises, Rome Setinel
CSEA refuses to renegotiate contract with city employees, Troy Record


September 30, 2010

East Greenbush paid over $172K in consulting fees to town employee, Troy Record
Mayor raps union chief's knuckles, points to good treatment of police, Rome Sentinel
You should veto 'unfunded and unfeasible' FDNY training bill, Mayor Bloomberg tells Gov. Paterson, New York Daily News
City rips Collette's pension grant, Lockport Union-Sun Journal
Ossining town picks Westchester for police merge, Journal News
Layoff threat: 209 at DEC, Albany Times Union
100 city workers may be laid off, Albany Times Union
'It's all a big mistake' Jordan-Elbridge school lawyer says; Sue Gorton never appointed interim superintendent, Syracuse Post-Standard


September 29, 2010

"Monroe-Woodbury teachers' pact reflects state aid cut, tough times ", Middletown Times Herald-Record
Union leader 'appalled' by Picente's wage freeze request, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Jordan-Elbridge school board, administrators must drop the veil of secrecy, Syracuse Post-Standard
Meghan E. Murphy: Teachers need more support, resources and not bonus plans, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Timing bad for big raise, Gloversville Herald-Leader
Filling the key posts, Buffalo News
Upstate Versus Downstate, Wall Street Journal
Retirement all the rage at Dulles building, Watertown Daily Times
Judge: Jordan-Elbridge school district must release superintendent's severance deal, Syracuse Post-Standard
County pushes for pay freeze and $3.5 million in savings, Rome Sentinel
"Confusion" surrounds new contract for N-W school superintendent, Niagara Gazette
EDITORIAL: Unions' firm stance forces state layoffs (by subscription), Newsday
LIRR: 2010 overtime costs saw 'dramatic' reduction (by subscription), Newsday
Mayor targets teacher tenure at summit, New York Post
Mike toughens tenure, New York Post
The tenure trap: Be careful when hiring teachers--you may be stuck with them for life, New York Daily News
Mayor Bloomberg vows to tenure only good teachers, and boot bad ones, New York Daily News
Bloomberg Says Change Is Coming For Teacher Tenures, NY1
Town of Ossining ready to take step toward police merger, Journal News
Port Chester foreman resigns as parking meter probe continues, Journal News
Town of Hanover contemplates police contracts, Dunkirk Observer
"Fraud suspected as dead city retirees continue to collect pension checks ", New York Daily News
Retirees Cash Checks From Beyond Grave, Inquiry Finds, New York Times
School board disputes principal’s claim, Auburn Citizen


September 27, 2010

Parents angry at district personnel changes, YNN-Syracuse
State law will allow courts to consolidate, Watertown Daily Times
Teacher Reassigned After Sex Article, New York Times
Bronx teacher admits: I'm an ex-hooker, New York Post
Transport Wimps Union: TWU backs out of deal to operate dollar vans in Brooklyn, New York Daily News
Fired-up teachers gather at Rockefeller Center to protest 'Waiting for Superman', New York Daily News
The UFT reneges, New York Post
Pension punch: The city struggles to trim spending, but union benefits keep it in the red, New York Daily News
Putnam lawmakers set salary reductions for new department heads, Journal News
Sloatsburg residents asked to add to older firefighters' pensions, Journal News
Brown skimped when recruiting for key posts, Buffalo News
Paying for the cops, Albany Times Union
Pension punch: The city struggles to trim spending, but union benefits keep it in the red, New York Daily News
State expert: No law prevents Jordan-Elbridge from talking about administrative shake-up; school district lawyer disagrees, Syracuse Post-Standard
Monroe-Woodbury teachers' pact reflects state aid cut, tough times, Middletown Times Herald-Record
A upset with proposed staff cuts in 2011 budget, Dunkirk Observer
Paterson's layoffs supported by Cuomo, Associated Press
SUNY perks get a trim, Albany Times Union


September 24, 2010

Town sees 38% jump in pension, Buffalo News
Longest-serving Nassau cop retires after 48 years (by subscription), Newsday
Blue wall of obfuscation, New York Post
Superman' is super: Film tells it like it is about public education and teachers unions, New York Daily News
Governor wants state to lay off 2,000 workers, Gannett News Service
Longest-serving Nassau cop retires after 48 years, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
City council approves police contract, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
New York Gov. David Paterson orders 2,000 jobs to be cut, Associated Press
2,000 state jobs at risk, Albany Times Union
Jordan-Elbridge parents want to know what's up with administrators' suspensions, job changes, Syracuse Post-Standard
Why Government Costs so Much, Fox Business
Woodstock workers worry about benefit changes, Kingston Daily Freeman
Mayor wants three Kingston unions to skip raises, Kingston Daily Freeman
Warren County gets cost of health insurance down, Glens Falls Post-Star
Can't district, teachers just get along?, Buffalo News
Will the state actually lay off workers? Few signs any action is being taken, Albany Times Union
NYC pensions online, except for cops, firefighters, Associated Press
Hundreds of former educators pulling in six-figure pensions, even scandal-riddled principal, New York Daily News
State employees rake in the overtime as New York dishes out $22M more in 2010 since last year, New York Daily News
"Ex-'rubber room' school teachers already complaining about new assignments ", New York Daily News
Binghamton council to vote on police contract, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
JC weighs grant for firefighters, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Ex-Rome officer to report on pension charges, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Amherst justices to work extra day and get pay raise, Buffalo News
JC, fire captain settle long-running dispute, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
BOCES chief pulls in $400K, Middletown Times Herald-Record
ORDA workers frustrated as contract talks stall, Adirondack Daily Enterprise


September 21, 2010

How secure is SUNY?, Albany Times Union
Lawmakers override Levy on relative hiring, Newsday
Paterson: Assembly would vote to cut taxes, Gannett News Service
Our View: Layoffs signal bad timing on Paterson’s part, Auburn Citizen
Without state funding CNY teacher centers forced to close; longtime Auburn director loses job, Syracuse Post-Standard
Deal prompts more teachers to retire, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
How NYC schools fail students, New York Post
No to the quota king, New York Post
Saving FDNY from quotas: The city did right to reject judge's faulty FDNY hiring fixes, New York Daily News
Harrison cop's paid classes test public's patience, Journal News
Cops probe dust-up at Greenburgh fire consolidation meeting, Journal News
Ossining Town Board plans Sept. 28 vote on police merger, Journal News
Give public an explanation, Gloversville Herald-Leader
Unions Find Members Slow to Rally Behind Democrats, New York Times
State has merger incentive money for schools, Glens Falls Post-Star
In firefighters-city dispute, taxpayers lose, Canandaiga Messenger
SUNY pay hikes draw hearin, Albany Times Union
The Illusion of Pension Savings, New York Times
Canton board OKs teachers pact, Watertown Daily Times
Pensions to cost Erie County, Towanda News
Harrison can't dance around bad judgment, Journal News
Orangetown hires firm to study police management, Journal News
County executives call for reforms that would end pension padding, Buffalo News
Public-sector employees sacrifice, too, Albany Times Union
Governor says state layoffs to start by end of year, Albany Times Union
Nassau Exec Mangano to order $60M from labor unions (by subscription), Newsday
Refusal to replace three principals blocks grant, Buffalo News


September 16, 2010

Nassau Exec Mangano to order $60M from labor unions (by subscription), Newsday
Refusal to replace three principals blocks grant, Buffalo News
NYPD auxiliary officers at risk because they aren't getting best protection, says union officials, New York Daily News
Hein hopes to avoid layoffs in Ulster County's 2011 budget, Kingston Daily Freeman
Chief balks as Harrison cop wants town to pay for dance class, Journal News
Town, fire department clash over pact, Catskill Daily Mail
Binghamton, police reach contract agreement, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
States are cutting pension benefits for public-sector retirees, Associated Press
SUNY raises amid crisis, Albany Times Union
Proposed county wage freeze will be union call, Rome Sentinel
Unlikely Group Charges Bias at University, New York Times


September 14, 2010

Nassau top cops retiring with $600,000+ severance, Newsday
Cattaraugus legislators to take up pay raises, Buffalo News
Picente asks county unions to say 'no'to 2011 raises, Utica Observer Dispatch
Confer: New York's pension crisis, Niagara Gazette
Several recently retired school employees back at work collecting a paycheck, Niagara Gazette
Compromise lets FDNY hire 300 probationary firefighters from 'discriminatory' Exam 6019, New York Daily News
MTA spends $400,000 to train new bus drivers as laid-off veterans sit at home, New York Daily News
Ex-firefighters get $85,000 settlement in Catskill case, Kingston Daily Freeman
State Pension Contribution Leaves City With $1 Million Gap, Jamestown Post-Standard
With pension at stake, work logs are elusive measure of integrity, Buffalo News
Greenwich approves inter-municipal police contract, Glens Falls Post-Star
Elmira city manager: Pension rates will eat up surplus, Elmira Star-Gazette
As go the unions, so goes the nation: End the assault on public sector salaries and benefits, New York Daily News
Getting information about fire company also a concern, Ithaca Journal
Look what audit of state health program found (by subscription), Schenectady Daily-Gazette
Latest spending plan is just union payback, Poughkeepsie Journal
LIRR cuts 24 employees in first round of layoffs (by subscription), Newsday


September 10, 2010

Pension pain portends property tax hikes--again, Albany Business Review
Union suits NYers most, New York Post
$180K retirement windfall in Walden, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Pension Padding: Taxpayers face big hit when employees game the system, Syracuse Post-Standard
In a New Role, Teachers Move to Run Schools, New York Times
DiNapoli's bankruptcy guide, New York Post
Pleasantville High School gets interim principal as school reopens, Journal News
Police, Fire Working Under 'Fair Deal", Jamestown Post-Journal
Coppola to fill interim post, search for new school chief, Buffalo News
It's his way or the courts as Collins doesn't flinch, Buffalo News
State Controller Thomas DiNapoli's pension advice spurs fury, New York Daily News
Education Reform Starts With Pension Reform (by subscription), Wall Street Journal
Fury Over Public Pensions Sparks Disclosure Lawsuits, Wall Street Journal
Region pay raises lag cost-of-living increases, Poughkeepsie Journal
Suff. Conservative chair disputes his inclusion on a top-20 pay list (by subscription), Newsday
Comptroller criticized for Web pension guide, Catskill Daily Mail
Rating Teachers: They have a tough job, and accountability is part of it, Syracuse Post-Standard


September 06, 2010

State might be better off had it gone bankrupt, Buffalo News
In the interim, a fix-it person, Albany Times Union
Essex County layoffs debated, Plattsburgh Press Republican
'Tourette coach' expected to remain a Lew-Port teacher, Niagara Gazette
Their feast, our famine, New York Post
Big labor's big betrayal, New York Post
Labor, be part of the solution: Public employees unions must make sacrifices for sake of the state (Andrew Cuomo), New York Daily News
FDNY far behind in racial - and gender - diversity, only 31 women firefighters out of 11,500, New York Daily News
Judy Rife: Union president laments post-Labor Day layoffs, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Our view: Region's tax base needs clear boost, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Teachers move up plans to retire to take advantage of incentives, Gannett News Service
Prospects dim for low-income workers (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
DiNapoli yanks his site's 'cheat' sheet, Gannett News Service
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli updates online pension guide, Gannett News Service
Rockland Legislature considers banning pay hikes not included in budget, Journal News
DiNapoli: Pension costs for municipalities will soar in 2012, Gannett News Service
Retirement plan a difficult choice, Poughkeepsie Journal
Ossining town, village at odds over police merger, Journal News
Comptroller says state retirement fund employer contribution rates will increase in 2012, New York Post
City's handing out $100M to idle teachers whose schools were shut down, New York Daily News
Cash-strapped Queens Public Library lays off 46 workers after attempts to save jobs fail, New York Daily News
Thomas DiNapoli's website offers tips to pad pension, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
DiNapoli tells state workers how to game pension system, New York Post
Mayor fires Thomas after controversy lasts months, Buffalo News
DiNapoli: Local governments face huge jump in pension costs, Associated Press
Ex-CSEA aide gets prison in $11,500 scam, Albany Times Union
Pension fund drop = tax rise, Pension fund drop = tax rise
Pension costs for local governments expected to skyrocket, Gannett News Service


September 02, 2010

Fired workers offered benefits, Watertown Daily Times
State Pension Fund Faces Shortfall, Candidate Says, New York Times
Rochester's police recruits more diverse than in recent years, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Four principals at failing schools manage to hold on to their jobs, New York Daily News
Extra pension benefit OK'd by Council, Lockport Union-Sun Journal
No judgment on teacher's suspension ruling, Finger Lakes Times
PEF summit heads to D.C., Albany Times Union
Rhetoric trumps realism in campaigns for governor, Stateline.org
State: Freebie meal deals, Albany Times Union
NY cop suspended, accused of not aiding dying girl, Associated Press
Treasurer's estate work set to give 20% of commissions to county, Buffalo News
City, firefighters union at odds over pay to attend memorial even, Buffalo News
Convicted pols such as Guy Velella, Joe Bruno and Alan Hevesi get fat pensions, New York Daily News
Same-sex bereavement leave approved by New York State government, New York Daily News


August 31, 2010

Advocates hail federal school aid, but what happens when the money runs out?, Gannett News Service
Limits set on evidence for cop's trial, Albany Times Union
Tonko's pay fanning campaign fire, Albany Times Union
No discipline for Paterson's aides, Albany Times Union
District restores teacher positions, Watertown Daily Times
Police, Fire Under Contract, Jamestown Post-Journal
District restores teacher positions, Watertown Daily Times
Copiague teachers' salary givebacks save $7 million (by subscription), Newsday
DiNapoli auditing MTA overtime for criminality (by subscription), Newsday
Comptroller investigates MTA, looks for overtime fraud, Journal News
Supervisor: Using county cops helped keep Cortlandt's taxes stable, Journal News
A citizen group in Ossining is pushing for government consolidation to save on taxes, Journal News
Haverstraw Town absorbed police costs Haverstraw Village couldn't bear, Journal News
Town of Fishkill signs on to state early-retirement plan, Poughkeepsie Journal


August 30, 2010

Westchester takes on police training, Journal News
State controller's office to launch 'forensic audit' of MTA - could lead to criminal charges, New York Daily News
Retirement' sweet for 8 double-dippers in Congress who collect state pensions, New York Daily News
Katonah-Lewisboro district settles with teacher, pays him $100G to retire, Journal News
City Council questions Mayor Robert Duffy's residency policy, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Average salary for county workers tops public payrolls, Gannett News Service
OTB honcho saddled with '$tubborn' union, New York Post
N.Y. schools clamor for federal jobs money, Gannett News Service
Bankrupt OTB threatens to break union contract if concessions aren't made, New York Daily News
Area attorney second in upstate for highest municipal payroll, Dunkirk Observer
Binghamton University interim president earning $355,000 this year, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Judge Resigns Amid Reports of Discovery on Computer, Judge Resigns Amid Reports of Discovery on Computer


August 27, 2010

Already Under Fire, Lawyers for 9/11 Workers Are Ordered to Justify Some Fees, New York Times
NYPD brass pressuring cops to keep down crime stats: report, New York Daily News
Cop to retire after internal investigation, Journal News
Westchester County has highest average municipal salaries in state; Rockland chiefs top list, Journal News
Brown must oust Thomas, Buffalo News
WROTB offers early retirement incentive, Batavia Daily News
A county attorney among highest paid government workers, WDOE-Dunkirk
States Press Workers on Health Care, Wall Street Journal
Dutchess County salaries $11,000 above state average, report says, Poughkeepsie Journal
Lazio falling, New York Post
State public salaries vary by region, report shows, Gannett News Service
Average salaries for Public Workers in the Region, Ithaca Journal
State public salaries vary by region, report shows, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Government employees make less in Mohawk Valley, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Albany group releases government salaries for 2009-10, Syracuse Post-Standard
School staffer hid $10G in cans, bags as investigators uncover more shenanigans at P.S. 149, New York Daily News
Fellow cops clobbered me after wife called 911 for help vs. thugs, NYPD Officer Larry Jackson claims, New York Daily News
State audit claims ineligible employees got fringe benefits, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Yonkers, Mount Vernon public libraries may remain closed on Saturdays in fall, Journal News
Former supervisor's wife headed to trial in theft from town, Herkimer Evening Telegram
Workers at City-Run Laundry to Protest Privatization, New York Times
JC panel designate areas for shared services with other municipalities, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
City council to vote on retirement program, Auburn Citizen
EMS chief agrees to exit, Albany Times Union
Local employee salaries listed, Albany Times Union
Mama TOLD Me I Shoulda Been Clarkstown Chief Of Police », New York Daily News
Payrolls Of State’s Municipalities Now Online, North County Gazette
Josh Greenman: State teachers union is the big loser in New York's win of $700 million for education, New York Daily News
Secretary busted for spending $6G of school's dough ratted out by granddaughter, New York Daily News
Lisa Colangelo: Union officials urge using federal funds to rehire laid off school workers, New York Daily News
Meghan E. Murphy: Let's let the sun shine in NY as it did in LA, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Mayor urging Council to support early retirement plan, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Early retirement incentive may mean $217K in savings for Hornell, Hornell Evening Times


August 24, 2010

County administrator's estate stipend plan scrapped, Niagara Gazette
As HUD Chief, Cuomo Earns a Mixed Scor, New York Times
The public workers you support, New York Post
Go to the head of the crass: Vacation-scamming teacher is a New York Knucklehead, New York Daily News
Ulster invites public input on elected officials' salaries, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Clarkstown personnel chief takes more paid sick leave after illness, Journal News
Tompkins weighs early-retirement incentive, Ithaca Journal
Binghamton struggles with pension, health care costs, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Skaneateles to offer state retirement incentive, Auburn Citizen
Judge finds ex-chief is entitled to $66,000, Albany Times Union
Hiring of Roefaro relative puts focus on Utica residency law, Utica Observer-Dispatch
City, county move on retirement plan, Troy Record
Parents, local pols call school-skipping staffers' behavior 'unacceptable' and bad example for kids, New York Daily News
Tide turns in Schenectady's favor, against corrupt cop (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Sullivan union OKs lower salaries, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Binghamton University, state to pay $280K to settle sexual harassment suit, Gannett News Service
FDNY overtime could cost city $120M unless judge makes ruling: fire official, New York Daily News
Broome to prod early retirements, Elmira Star-Gazette
Teachers aren't teaching?, Buffalo News
Courts: We'll do it our way, Albany Times Union


August 19, 2010

Top Schools Official Resigns In Wake Of Scandal, NY1
Ex-Port Chester trustees see setback in bid to keep lifetime benefits, Ex-Port Chester trustees see setback in bid to keep lifetime benefits
Despite concerns over pay raises, county passes HCCC budget, Herkimer Evening Telegram
Villages to decide on new police contract by Sept. 1, Glens Falls Post-Star
Glens Falls superintendent to retire after school year, Glens Falls Post-Star
Pension Preparedness, Governing
The Bucks Stop Here, City Journal
Oneonta to offer insurance buyout to retirees, ex-mayor, Oneonta Daily Star
Making a mockery: TWU skewers Walder, but jobless workers are no joke, New York Daily News
East Ramapo sets 2% tax hike, restores teaching positions, Journal News
Mount Vernon High principal stepping down after critical state report, Journal News
Mamaroneck police chief retiring, strikes pension deal, Journal News
County rejects staff, spending cuts, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Library system faces layoffs, closures due to budget shortfall, Buffalo News
Loophole benefits sheriff’s retirees, Buffalo News
Binghamton council approves sharing of assistant police chief with Johnson City, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Schenectady cop pleads guilty, resigns, Albany Times Union
South Glens Falls School District hires interim superintendent, Glens Falls Post-Star
Aid helps states escape layoffs, but for how long?, Associated Press
Clinton names interim superintendent, Utica Observer-Dispatch
EDITORIAL: LIRR needs flexibility to cut signalmen (by subscription), Newsday
http://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/524955.html?nav=5011, Journal News
Fulton County EDC execs fired, Gloversville Leader-Herald
" Saratoga County passes law to allow early retirements", Glens Falls Post-Star
Binghamton treasurer is fired, faces grand larceny charge, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
JC board authorizes sharing assistant chief of police with Binghamton, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin


August 17, 2010

Gold-plated pay for 'disabled' PA brass, Gold-plated pay for 'disabled' PA brass
Ethics commission calls for Gov. Paterson to pay $96K fine for free tickets to Yankees World Series, New York Daily News
White Plains mayor faces ethics probe, Journal News
Essex County plans 20 job cuts, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Paterson Is Urged to Empower Prosecutor to Investigate Public Officials, New York Times
Disabled' cop's new payday, New York Post
Dispatcher retirement would save $95G, tops, Kingston Daily Freeman
Byram Hills pays $1.1M but can't fire official, Journal News
Albany asks independent counsel to investigate employee, Albany Times Union
They owed the kids more: Feds should have ended protections for bad teachers, New York Daily News
Brown skirted rules in hiring of Thomas, Buffalo News
Misinformation taken off city website, Albany Times Union
Out 'sick,' and speaking for money, Albany Times Union
Kingston aldermen weigh retirement incentive for dispatchers, Kingston Daily Freeman
Akron offers early retirement pact, Buffalo News


August 13, 2010

James Sutera, ex-cop convicted of perjury, escapes jail time because he's 'suffered enough', New York Daily News
After Layoffs, Yonkers Trims Curriculum, New York Times
NY1 Follow-Up: MTA Booth Agent Caught Snoozing Files For Retirement, Sparks New Debate, NY1
10 educators in Kingston school district take retirement deal, Kingston Daily Freeman
Deal drops DWI for county cop who hit Scarsdale cruiser, Journal News
Two new laws will affect employees, retirees, Buffalo News
Schools say jobs bill won’t help much, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Rensselaer County approves early retirement plan, Troy Record
"Early out" could save county cash in the long run, Rome Sentinel
Retro raises for city employees, Rome Sentinel
Officials: Retirement plan means loss of experience (by subscription), Newsday
State to public employees: Please retire. Now. (By subscription), Newsday
Steinhaus raps retirement incentive program as 'giveaway', Kingston Daily Freeman
Comptroller's Office report on teachers does not contain all the facts, Journal News
Westchester brings back 4 top administrators, Journal News
Tioga legislators rejects early retirement incentives, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Banning bonuses unwise and unproductive, Albany Times Union
Banning bonuses unwise and unproductive, Albany Times Union
Public funds in public view, Albany Times Union
Red dollar, blue dollar or just money for jobs?, Albany Times Union
Salaries of 20,437 county employees, Buffalo Business First


August 10, 2010

39 Oswego Fire Department ambulance workers receive warning letters, Syracuse Post-Standard
Retired NYPD cops probed for 'faking' mental illness to get benefits, New York Post
Your Money: Battle Looms Over Huge Costs of Public Pensions, New York Times
Early retirements ‘proven to be effective’, Troy Record
Probe under way into Saratoga County's hiring of man with disputed psychology credentials, Saratogian
Onondaga sheriff, Syracuse police chief plan merger of police academies, Syracuse Post-Standard
City waives residency requirement, hires commissioner, Poughkeepsie Journal
Report cards for teachers, Buffalo News
Buffalo schools may cut 44 teachers, Buffalo News
Firefighters union to appeal ruling, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Troy fires new hire, Albany Times Union
Gov's veto a retirement gift for rookies, New York Post
Public pay, special deals, Albany Times Union
More Workers Face Pay Cuts, Not Furloughs, New York Times
Court revives reverse-discrimination suit against Syracuse involving fire department, Syracuse Post-Standard
How public worker pensions are too rich for New York's - and America's - blood, New York Daily News
Howard will give jail chief $10,000 raise, Buffalo News
More Workers Face Pay Cuts, Not Furloughs, New York Times
Mangano's police overhaul would shrink force by 125, Newsday
Elmira teacher may sue district over job loss, Elmira Star-Gazette


August 06, 2010

State jobs lack shield, Albany Times Union
MTA doesn't control OT millions: audit, New York Post
Pension penchant: Brooklyn councilman's knuckleheaded term limits objection, New York Daily News
MTA overtime rose 25% to $590 million annually in the last four years, state audit shows, New York Daily News
Comptroller slams MTA overtime "abuse", Journal News
Ethics Board lacks members, leadership, Buffalo News
Police lieutenant in Donovan case disciplined, Buffalo News
Albany cop fired after arbitrator found him guilty of 9 of 14 disciplinary counts, Albany Times Union
More stimulus poison, New York Post
Kingston school board OKs teacher pact (video), Kingston Daily Freeman
For civil service jobs, think ahead, New York Daily News
Rockland County votes to join state's early retirement program, Journal News
Paterson’s Security Chief Is Transferred and Put Under Ethics Scrutiny, New York Post
Legislature pension issue near an end, Auburn Citizen
Binghamton to add 8 firefighters over two years, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Valley Central to rehire 12 teachers, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Unionized into Bankruptcy, Front Page Magazine
Town of Ulster approves participation in state retirement incentive program, Kingston Daily Freeman
Top pol asks for ethics probe of finance official (by subscription), Newsday
Syracuse opts in to New York State retirement incentives, Syracuse Post-Standard
Paterson vetoes sippy cup warning, other bills, Associated Press
Pleasantville fires new principal but will still have to pay him, Journal News
Official: Genesee OT costs would skyrocket under Leandra's Law, Batavia Daily News
NYPD sex scandal: Valentim Neves keeps his pension, Mareli Hnatko keeps her job, New York Daily News
MTA's free pass for labor, New York Post
More Workers Face Pay Cuts, Not Furloughs, New York Times
Low-Hogan wants her fellow Orangetown Town Board members to pay more for health care, Journal News
IT director likely to retire after violations, Auburn Citizen
Former NY state fair boss' tenure marked by personal gain, nepotism and giveaways, investigation charges, Syracuse Post-Standard
FDNY chops staff as sick days surge past contract threshold, New York Daily News
Ex-principal in Bronx cookie jar scandal, Anthony Rotunno, loses cushy new gig in suburbs, New York Daily News
Ex-Pocantico superintendent accused of plagiarism gets doctorate revoked, Journal News
County to hire more part-timers, Watertown Daily Times
City cops weigh leaving state union, Albany Times Union
Checkups for fire di$ability, New York Post
Bloomberg's '200G' aides in double dip, New York Post
Bloomberg administration disclosures: Ethics issues for Howard Wolfson, Raymond Kelly and others, New York Daily News
Bill Balyszak: Pension games not new for legislators, Auburn Citizen
Batavia schools: 3 take retirement incentive, Batavia Daily News
A pension perk worth vetoing, New York Post


August 02, 2010

Mayor Creates Post to Aid in Pension Oversight, Wall Street Journal
City can't control ballooning overtime bill, set to pay between $50-$140 million this year, New York Daily News
Our view: Work or take pension, but don't do both, Utica Observer Dispatch
Our view: Change rules on padding of pensions, Utica Observer Dispatch
FDNY fight stance vs. 'disability' pensioner, New York Post
Bad cops' 'guarantee', New York Post
Gloversville Council passes corrected resolution for retirement p, Gloversville Leader-Herald
State worker: Isolated office depressed me, Albany Times Union
Senator on hiring binge since party seized majority, Buffalo News
New York State Employees Collect State Pensions While In Prison (video), WGRZ-Buffalo
All public employees must pay, Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio)
277 win early exit, Albany Times Union
Yonkers deputy mayor to retire Aug. 11, be rehired the next day, Journal News
County plans to forgo retirement incentive, Buffalo News
N. Hartford bookkeeper pushed for extra compensation, Utica Observer Dispatch
Probation director fights 'dinky' charges, Albany Times Union
Early-retirement plan reduces teacher layoffs, Watertown Daily News
Fewer Public School Teachers Receive Tenure, New York Times
I'll lay off 1,000 to balance New York State budget, Gov. Paterson warns, New York Daily News
Educator disappointed by tenure process, Catskill Daily Mail
Teacher pension deal wins in court, Albany Times Union
For The Voyeur In You, YNN
A.M. Roundup: Paterson reacts, tries to continue pus, Albany Times Union
Top Cop Nabs Big Raise But Not Schools Boss, New York Daily News
NYC Government Payroll Online, North County Gazette
Albany's Two Payrolls: One Is Anybody's Guess, New York Times
MTA's 4-year doomsday plan: Fare and toll hikes in January, pay freezes for workers, New York Daily News
Yonkers schools will cut more teaching staff to save fall sports, Journal News
Alger: Early Steuben retirements translate to 1% property tax drop, Hornell Evening Tribune
Legislature approves CCC union contract, Auburn Citizen
Pension proposal tabled, Auburn Citizen
Retire? Memo says forget it, Albany Times Union


July 27, 2010

North Syracuse school district to hire acting C-NS house principal, offer early retirements, Syracuse Post-Standard
Lawsuit has area teachers in limbo, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Council still waiting for details on development agency bonuses, Buffalo News
Evaluation of teachers overhauled, Buffalo News
Gov. Paterson, angry at labor leaders, says planning for layoffs must begin 'immediately', New York Daily News
Clarkstown schools slash overtime 80% in 3 years, Journal News
Kaplowitz, running for state Senate, in Carmel with pension reforms, Journal News
More Raises Despite Layoffs, Jamestown Post-Journal
Paterson again threatens state layoffs to close budget gap, Gannett News Service
Despite no-layoff pledge, Paterson says state job cuts are necessary, Buffalo News
In Albany, Kaplowitz pushes pension reform, Albany Watch
Paterson moves up job cuts timetable, Albany Business Review
Layoff threat looms anew, Albany Times Union
Teacher centers at risk of closure, Albany Times Union
N. Hartford bookkeeper pushed for extra compensation, Utica Observer Dispatch
Guaranteed 8.25 percent return for one retirement fund faces renewal (by subscription), Newsday
School report cards, millions in bonuses, undermined by 'phony' test scores on state exams, New York Daily News
In state budgets, some revenue projections miss their mark, Gannett News Service
Wide gap between top, bottom teacher salaries in region, Kingston Daily Freeman
New York's taxes out of control: Law calls for dissolving first, study later, Gannett News Service
Tax-battered New Yorkers look to government consolidation, Gannett News Service
Renewed call for JC dissolution likely, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Probation chief put on leave in computer flap, Albany Times Union
Kingston firefighter grant gets nod, Kingston Daily Freeman
N.Y. public authorities report $6.6 million in extra pay, Gannett News Service
Brizard Wants Raises, Longevity Payment, More Car Money, Brizard Wants Raises, Longevity Payment, More Car Money
Brockport Village returns fire money to Towns, but nickel-and-diming of fire department continues, Examiner.com/New York


July 23, 2010

Paterson suggests layoffs could be coming, YNN-Albany
Frankfort to overhaul employment practices (video), Herkimer Evening Telegram
Lake George school superintendent resigns, Glens Falls Post Star
Guy Cosentino: Pension change a political tin ear, Auburn Citizen
Memo to boss: I can be let go, Albany Times Union
Paterson's Budget Director Says Lay Off Plan Could Come in August (audio), WXXI
Audit: ComLinks director used $100,000 for herself, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
200 lifeguards picket for contract at Jones Beach (by subscription), Newsday
Power of the Purse Comes With a Pinch, New York Times
Court blunt$ FDNY ax, New York Post
Queens Library union members vote down benefits cuts to save 46 jobs, New York Daily News
LP school board swears in new superintendent, board members, Lake Placid News
Onteora school district gets interim superintendent, Kingston Daily Freeman
Astorino: Budget forecast bleak, so unions should agree to give backs, Journal News
Lawsuit against Orangetown police chief's appointment dismissed, Journal News
Yonkers union ratifies deal that brings back two-day-per-week garbage collection, Journal News
Dundee wants teacher out, Finger Lakes Times
Canandaigua firefighters win OT case against city, Canandaigua Daily Mesenger
Buffalo faces teacher retirement exodus, Buffalo News
County worker alleges falsifying payroll, Auburn Citizen
Questions surround ex-firefighter on disability, Newsday
Merrick Academy workers get boot via FedEx amid contract dispute between school, union, New York Daily News
Thurman wrestling with resignations, open positions, Glens Falls Post Star
Early retirement incentive under consideration by board, Buffalo News
New York City Pension Manager Firings Belie No-Secrecy Pledge, Bloomberg News
Legislators may increase their pensions, Auburn Citizen
McCaffery was paid $427,506 in 2008-09, Albany Times Union
District examines draft of tuition policy, Watertown Daily Times
Our view: N. Hartford’s Fairbrother should resign, Utica Observer-Dispatch
New Hartford bookkeeper's pension jumped 29% in '09, Utica Observer-Dispatch
MTA ponders cuts that could decimate LI Bus, Newsday
Editorial: A not-so-savage cut, New York Post
NYC Transit cuts positions of 163 more employees, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Starpoint offers retirement incentive, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Kingston teachers' union, district reach agreement in principle on new pact, Kingston Daily Freeman
South Glens Falls school board blasted over superintendent debacle, Glens Falls Post Star
CCC union step closer to new contract, Auburn Citizen
Leave tied to Lewis case, Albany Times Union
Krokoff is Albany's pick for police chief, Albany Times Union


July 22, 2010

Johnny Lungs': Cough up more, New York Post


July 19, 2010

"Trio of on-duty Metro-North Railroad workers turn Grand Central into party central with whiskey, pot ", New York Daily News
Highland teacher salaries will rise 12% over five years, Kingston Daily Freeman
Mandatory overtime at Holding Center stresses deputies, eats hole in budget, Buffalo News
Oneida city considering sweetened retirement deals, Oneida Dispatch
Mangano nabs big bucks from county unions (by subscription), Newsday
Judges' pet teacher: Romancing a student teacher must be a firing offense, New York Daily News
Ulster takes comments on retirement incentiv, KIngston Daily Freeman
Attending meetings, keeping up with email almost a full-time job for Tompkins County legislators, Ithaca Journal
Cop mess is still going, Albany Times Union
Doctor for Prison Inmates Resigns Amid Questions About His Certification, New York Times
Record of M.T.A.’s New Cost-Cutter Alarms Skeptic, New York Times
Saratoga County eyes early retirement program for county workers, Glens Falls Post-Star
Niagara Falls Schools: Retirement incentive program adopted by board to save money, Buffalo News
Council Members, Union Workers Urge State To Keep Subway Booths Open, NY1
Yonkers, Teamsters deal would restore two-day garbage pickup, Journal News
Yonkers, Teamsters deal would restore two-day garbage pickup, Journal News
Yorktown highway worker's anti-Semitism suit goes forward -- in part, Journal News
Clarkstown might shed 35 workers in buyout dea, Journal News
" Westchester exec Astorino warns of layoffs, urges union givebacks ", Journal News
Onteora gives departing superintendent $84K, year of health insurance, Kingston Daily Freeman
Facing the music in Schenectady, Albany Times Union
Unions in talks with state over fair dispute, YNN-Syracuse
Legislators calculate time to submit for retirement, Watertown Daily Times
5 to retire in New Hartford thanks to town incentive, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Court upholds suspension -- but not firing--of lovestruck New Dorp HS teacher, Staten Island Advance
Schenectady goes back to court to fire police officer Darren Lawrence (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Editorial: Generous extra pay doled out at public authorities, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Editorial: Now We Know Who’s Winning, New York Times
Transit Cuts, an Agony Without End, New York Times
MTA's top earners keep their jobs while agency cuts mid- to low-level workers, New York Daily News
Colonie approves 3.25% raises, Albany Times Union
Council not likely to get input on union contracts, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Queensbury schools ink contract with teachers, Glens Falls Post-Star
District rejects retirement program, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Gov. Paterson appoints party loyalists to cushy Parole Board jobs with salaries over $100,000, New York Daily News
City scrambles to cut pension bloat, New York Post
City dishes out $300K to settle suit against gay cop who rubbed crotch in front of male co-workers, New York Daily News
St. Lawrence County trying to avoid layoffs, Watertown Daily Times
Assemblyman eyes bonuses at Ulster RRA, Greene IDA, Kingston Daily Freeman


July 15, 2010

Council not likely to get input on union contracts, Utica Observer-Dispatch
School boards should groom potential superintendents, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Editorial: Pension reforms urgently needed, Poughkeepsie Journal
Some MTA workers getting overtime when they're off, Newsday
Newburgh offers retirement incentives, Kingston Daily Freeman
Improve vetting for school leaders, Journal News
Superintendent choice says no thanks to South Glens Falls, Glens Falls Post-Star
Pomfret to hold hearing on retirement incentive, Dunkirk Observer
Genesee OKs contract with employee union, Batavia Daily News
Racial, payroll divide seen in city, Albany Times Union
Getting Schooled in Aspen: Bill Gates attacks "fraudulent" accounting that hides the cost of teacher pensions., Wall Street Journal
Ex-HS principal Anthony Rotunno, at center of bake sale funds scandal, may be forced out of new job, New York Daily News
Conley would 'love to stay,' chooses to go, Utica Observer-Dispatch
County managers receive $53,000 in bonuses, Oneida Daily Dispatch
Levy OKs hiring up to 80 cops for Suffolk (by subscription), Newsday
Gov. Paterson fills another plum board job with ex-Suozzi aid Charo Ezdrin, New York Daily News
Grant for Kingston firefighters OK’d, Kingston Daily Freeman
Lawsuit may place 'early outs' at risk, Albany Times Union
Stratton says Schenectady layoffs likely (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette


July 12, 2010

Big dippers: City union chiefs pull 2 salaries, New York Post
City taxpayers foot 90% of municipal pensions, New York Post
Editorial: Do homework on early retirement (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Why fares are rising, New York Post
All-too-golden years: Paterson must veto insane boosts in already rich pensions, New York Daily News
Bonuses from public bodies top $5 million, Buffalo News
Did connections trump credentials?, Buffalo News
Editorial: Another bad budget scheme, Albany Times Union
Feds sue city over cop's pension 'shortchange', New York Post
Mayor mulls fate of cops, Albany Times Union
Pension abuse, Watertown Daily Times
Attorney General Cuomo Says Pension Padding is Widespread, WXXI-Rochester
As he investigates pension padding, AG Andrew Cuomo requests payroll data from 3 more CNY governments, Syracuse Post-Standard
Pension inquiry expands to Gates, Brighton, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Cuomo discusses pension padding on visit here, Buffalo News
N.Y.'s big, fat pension system, Albany Times Union
Police contract will go to arbitration, Watertown Daily Times
Editorial: Padding just tip of pension iceberg (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Ruling: Schenectady officer should be fired (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Union urges four-day workweek to save Montgomery County money (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Firefighter contract talks expected soo, Oneida Daily Dispatch
Cig-tax whistleblower axe, New York Post
City stepping in when the MTA cuts, New York Post
Competition's the key, New York Post
Editorial: Try a termination specialist, New York Post
Editorial: Lulu of a payday: Only a dozen City Council members spurned cheesy bonuses, New York Daily News
Former Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau, 91, gets $160,000 annual pension, New York Daily News
Judge nixes suit from Eliot Spitzer's former top aide Darren Dopp; fine from Troopergate stands, New York Daily News
Kingston alderman wants firefighter grant vote delayed, Kingston Freeman
No sign of pension padding, town of Ulster leader says, Kingston Freeman
White Plains fire fuels layoff debate, Journal News
Westchester Medical Center to lay off 130 workers, Journal News
Federal judges put brakes on White Plains retiree health costs, Journal News
Lake George school board won't extend superintendent's contract, Glens Falls Post-Star
Teachers' union trying to save training centers, Gannett News Service
Teacher's firing at issue at Elmira school board meeting, Elmira Star Gazette
$290,000 approved for upgrading of jail personnel, Buffalo News
Council approves Teamsters contract, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Ruling could spur renewed talks over Binghamton police contract, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Johnson City wins 2 decisions against firefighters' union, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
County IT director may face civil charges, Auburn Citizen
SCCC and civil service: Separation anxiety (by subscription), Newsday
Pension Abuse: Taxpayers can't afford 'spiking', Syracuse Post-Standard
Council members want say over union contracts, Utica Observer-Dispatch
The cost of running Tompkins government, Ithaca Journal
Pleasantville still waiting for high school principal to resign, Journal News
Probe of pensions worth effort, despite critics, Journal News
Civil service retirees feel pinch, Middletown Times Herald-Record


July 08, 2010

Cuomo expands probe into pension padding, Gannett News Service
Stop the clock on OT abuse: Cuomo, New York Post
Cuomo Finds Pattern of Workers' Inflating Pensions, New York Times
Pension padding--everyone is doing it, AG says (by subscription), Newsday
Dispute leaving retirees in limbo, Niagara Gazette
Suffolk approves early retirement incentive, Newsday
Gov ponies up $1.5M/yr. for new OTB jockey, New York Post
NYC Education Department central office hired 70% more employees since 2003 amid school budget cuts, New York Daily News
Pine Bush teachers OK contract calling for slightly higher salaries, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Rondout Valley board OKs substitute pay rates for teachers, others, Kingston Daily Freeman
North Salem eyes hiking tuition rate for children of out-of-district staff, Journal News
County looking into retirement incentive, Glens Falls Post-Star
Schuyler County to study retirement incentives, Elmira Star-Gazette
Contracts, retirement incentives on agenda for Elmira school board, Elmira Star-Gazette
Contract with concessions, raises approved, Buffalo News
County employees facing charges, Auburn Citizen
At $100 a month, it will take ex-state aide decades to repay $53,000 in Medicaid scam, Albany Times Union
Staffers with ties to Bradley unlikely to be replaced soon, Journal News


July 07, 2010

Prison chaplain fired short of top pension, Albany Times Union
Cuomo, Lazio Spar Over Pensions (by subscription), Wall Street Journal
The disability scam, New York Post
86G disability pension for marathon man, New York Post
Pension' headaches plague city, New York Post
Where the MTA should be saving, New York Post
Onondaga County Legislature OKs offering employees incentive to retire this year, Syracuse Post-Standard
Johnstown school district, Fulton County won't join retirement incentive program, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Levy warns of layoffs as he touts new retirement plan (by subscription), Newsday
MTA's layoff of bus drivers stuns soldier Anddy Moreno in Iraq, now he worries about his family, New York Daily News
Meghan Murphy: Education cash crunch signals need for reform, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Teachers, unions rethink raises, Herkimer Evening Telegram
Prison chaplain fired short of top pension, Albany Times Union
Making The Case For Mergers, Jamestown Post-Journal
Culture Shift: Syracuse mayor right to focus on police misbehavior, Syracuse Post-Standard
Ulster Town Board mulls retirement incentives, Kingston Freeman
Annual Report of Public Authorities in New York State, NYS Authorities Budget Office
Watchdog faults public agencies' reporting, Associated Press
County offers retirement incentive, Albany Times Union
Talespin: We're gonna sue, and be sued, too, Troy Record
NY State Fair terminates union workers; thousands threaten boycott, Syracuse Post-Standard
Weingarten delivers the goods: A frequent critic praises the union head for backing bold reforms, New York Daily News
Public bodies, public scrutiny, Albany Times Union


July 03, 2010

Assemblyman Skartados passes on per diem pay, Poughkeepsie Journal
Mike to city workers: Forget about buyouts, New York Post
15 Westchester prosecutors sue county over sick pay, Journal News
Mount Vernon Public Library lays off half its staff in budget crisis, Journal News
End overtime padding, Buffalo News
MTA lays off 120 more; hires state commissioner of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, New York Daily News
Judge blocks school layoffs, Buffalo News
Early retirement effort slow to start, Albany Times Union
Top court: Give up names of officers, Albany Times Union
Officials: police overtime best option, Watertown Daily Times
Levy: Decision is mine on granting retirement incentives (by subscription), Newsday
Highland Falls teachers defer 1.75% raises for a year, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone proposes 134 layoffs; no 2011 budget ready, Journal News
Fireman linked to movie role quits, Buffalo News
Williamsville School Board OKs contract extensions with raises, Buffalo News
Auburn school board votes in favor of support staff contract, Auburn Citizen
Ely offered job in Massachusetts, Albany Times Union
Troy police union sues city for $12M, Albany Times Union
Brodsky: Reveal bonus pay deals, Brodsky: Reveal bonus pay deals
Comment nears on new cop top, Albany Times Union
Retired teacher suing district, Watertown Daily Times
Skaneateles school board takes no action on state retirement offer, Syracuse Post-Standard
Canastota teachers receive 2.75 percent raises, Oneida Daily Dispatch
The UFT's school daze: Teachers union won't budge on crazy school-year start,
Union's OK clears way for Kingston Fire Department grant, Kingston Daily Freeman
Yonkers schools cut 416 jobs; city layoffs to be finalized today, Journal News
Early retirement plan could reduce C-PP staff cuts, Corning Leader
NY lawmakers back bereavement leave for gays, Associated Press
Fired Schenectady cop's fate in judge's hands, Albany Times Union
3-year Cohoes teacher pact ties raises to inflation index, Albany Times Union
Suspended executives state panel no-shows, Albany Times Union
District closes difficult chapter, Albany Times Union
Teachers reach pact in Madison, Oneida Daily Dispatch
Last Day of 'Rubber Rooms' for Teachers, New York Times
Ex-correction officer sues Sullivan sheriff, Middletown Times Herald-Record
No 'benefit sweeteners', Buffalo News
State worker admits stealing more than $16,000 for business, Albany Times Union
District tallies costs as leader sent packing, Albany Times Union
New York Tops Nation in Per-Pupil School Spending, Says U.S. Census Bureau, Gannett News Service


June 28, 2010

State pensions are inflated as workers boost salaries, Buffalo News
Payback Time Labor's New Critics: Old Allies in Elected Office, New York Post
How to fix the pension mess, New York Post
"Sickening 'sweeteners':NY lawmakers' next giveaways ", New York Post
Editorial: No time for pension sweeteners (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Cops, firefighters must be held accountable, Albany Times Union
Local governments look to offer early-retirement incentives to employees, Journal News
High court ruling could cost Westchester over $500G, Journal News
Albany Co. plans no-exceptions hiring freeze, Troy Record
Assembly to pass bill fixing pension oversight, Troy Record
Saratoga Springs school administrators' contracts extended, Saratogian
Levy slams Lindsay for delay on retirement plan, Newsday
Rats let loose in Yonkers City Hall during layoff protest, Journal News
White Plains sets aside $100G to defend health-care changes, Journal News
Dunkirk OKs DTA contract, offers retirement incentives, Dunkirk Observer
Talks between city, firefighters break down, Buffalo News
Superteachers in own cla$$, New York Post
Marching in the wrong direction, Syracuse Post-Standard
Syracuse teachers won't consider freezing pay; union cancels vote on proposal, Syracuse Post-Standard
Rye teachers' contract has long-term implications, Journal News
Clarkstown teachers agree to new contract with pay freeze, Journal News


June 24, 2010

Pay freeze for Syracuse school administrators to save jobs looks unlikely, Syracuse Post-Standard
Port Chester trustee-elect Marino seeks to keep village job, Journal News
Utica schools approve SEIU contract, raises, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Marcy prison employees get pay for bar gathering, Utica Observer-Dispatch
New MTA proposal would save jobs of 700 workers, including two bus drivers fighting overseas, New York Daily News
Firefighters express frustration, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Two Canastota school district administrators decline $2,000 raises, Oneida Daily Dispatch
Workers protest layoffs as unfair, Buffalo News
The Biggest Dipper, Huffington Post
Man Earns $300,000 Public Pension (video), http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_news/new_york_state/new-york-pension-problem-20100622
Fox5 News interview: pensions (video), Fox5-NYC
Schenectady must keep paying officer without license, Schenectady Daily Gazette
City makes headway in reducing number of provisional workers; DC 37 trailblazer dies, New York Daily News
School-district superintendents' raises at issue, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Valley Central gives early tenure to laid-off teachers, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Board approves administrators' raises, Auburn Citizen
Paterson: All NY workers will be paid on time, Associated Press
School contract moves draw ire, Albany Times Union
Levy retirement plan would exclude many workers, Newsday
NJ's poison pensions: NY may copy dumbest moves, New York Post
Town of Ulster dumping county self-insurance plan, Kingston Daily Freeman
Discuss cost-savings, grievances in open sessions, Saugerties school district told, Kingston Daily Freeman
After years of heated talks, Rye teachers reach 6-year deal with district, Journal News
Short work week arrives, Catskill Daily Mail
JC loses another round in court, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
School board could vote on salaries, Auburn Citizen
Center Advocates Posting Public Records On Internet, North County Gazette
Mayor says firefighters will cease going to EMS calls, Gloversville Leader-Herald
NY budget debate may have cost workers' paychecks, Associated Press
Dutchess health benefits not fully resolved, Poughkeepsie Journal


June 21, 2010

Poor oversight led to bloated pension benefits, Journal News
Juicy pensions an eye-opener, Gloversville Leader-Herald
In Budget Crisis, States Take Aim at Pension Costs, New York Times
Unions consider Schenectady contract deal (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Suspended PA cops still scoring OT pay, New York Post
Sottile: I'll veto firefighter grant, Kingston Daily Freeman
Harrison seeks to eliminate self-insured health plan to save money, Journal News
Retirement plan could save $3M, Corning Leader
Contracts in line for all nine school superintendents for 2010-11, Syracuse Post-Standard
Dutchess health benefits not fully resolved, Poughkeepsie Journal
Nassau public retirees: 26 of 100 largest NYS pensions (by subscription), Newsday
Suspended Troy city employee files notice of claim, Troy Record
Editorial: Don't pay city workers to march in parades (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
County mulls early retirement proposal, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Union label: suckers!, New York Post
Mike: No labor buyouts, New York Post
Sullivan union says 'no, no, no' to concessions, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Retirees making more, website reveals, Herkimer EveningTelegram


June 18, 2010

1,300 NY Pensioners Receive Six-figure Pensions, Epoch Times
Website Reveals NY Public Pensions, WTEM-Elmira
Massena teachers protest changes, Watertown Daily Times
Public pension waivers harder to get, keep, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Sullivan County Manager Fanslau calls for freezing salaries, jobs, MIddletown Times Herald-Record
New website reveals NY retirees' public pensions, Associated Press
UAlbany President Philip has biggest NY pension, Albany Business Review
NY State's Top Gov't Pensioners Sit And Make Bank, Gothamist
Top state pension: $261K, North County Public Radio
How Much is Your Ex-Governor's Pension?, New York Observer
About 1,000 retired policemen, firefighters in state pulling down $100,000-plus pensions, Schenectady Gazette
6-figure retirees jeopardize $tate, New York Post
Highest-Paid State Pensioner Rakes In $261,037 A Year, New York Daily News
New York taxpayers coughed up $7.2B to feed state pensions, New York Daily News
Lower Hudson Valley has 25 of top 100 municipal pensions in state, Journal News
High pensions are shock to taxpayers (video), WVIB-Buffalo
Top state retirees earn $200k+ pensions (video), WVIB-Buffalo
$261,000 a year in retirement? NYS Pension Data Online, WBEN-Buffalo
Website reveals NY retirees' public pensions, Associated Press
Pension costs, now online, Albany Times Union
$261,000 a year in retirement? NYS Pension Data Online, WBEN-Bufallo (radio)
Search pension data for public employees across New York State, Syracuse Post-Standard
Pensions Should Be Based on Base Salary - Not Overtime (Paul Feiner), Yonkers Tribune
Superintendent speaks out about firing from Eldred, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Kingston committee defies mayor on grant for firefighters, Kingston Daily Freeman
Kingston schools superintendent gets 1-year contract extension, Kingston Daily Freeman
Ex-Westchester board aide Kriss fined $1,694 in plea deal on theft charges, Journal News
Eden Schools: Board approves extension of superintendent's contract, Buffalo News
School budget OK'd; restores 50 jobs, Buffalo News
School board approves layoffs of 11 teachers, Olean Times Herald
A-L school board votes against extending Munro’s contract, Olean Times Herald
Kingston mayor, fire chief differ over gra, Kingston Daily Freeman
Retired cops to sue White Plains over health benefits, Journal News
JPS Cuts 48 Positions, Jamestown Post-Journal
Dryden school board honors early retirees, grants tenures, Ithaca Journal
Lackawanna Council OKs retirement incentive, Buffalo News
JC won't replace 5 retiring police officers, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Grant would pay for 8 Binghamton firefighters, but there's a catch, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
State layoffs again in play, Albany Times Union
Schenectady budget is rejected again, Albany Times Union
Early retirement incentives off table, Watertown Times
State arbitrator: DeWitt must pay police officers retroactive pay raises, Syracuse Post-Standard
Eldred schools superintendent fired by board without comment, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Lackawanna Council OKs retirement incentive, Buffalo News
State buys another week, Albany Times Union


June 14, 2010

State Plan Makes Fund Both Borrower and Lender, New York Times
Mayor Robert Duffy, unions engage in new battles, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
In Albany, Questions on Averting a Shutdown, New York Times
Firings, turnover giving Schenectady police a fresh start (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Fishkill cancels meeting on early retirement plan, Poughkeepsie Journal
State' of relief, New York Post
Controversial pension plan could sink state Controller Tom DiNapoli, New York Daily News
State shutdown: Will they or won't they?, Albany Times Union
Pay hike for six-member city union, Rome Sentinel
WPIX-NYC (video), MTA Budget Surprise: 13 Chauffeurs
Monticello could cut budget for cops' overtime by half, Middletown Times Herald-Record
In New Rochelle, five years in office gets health insurance in retirement, Journal News
SUNY's fate hinges on votes in Assembly, Buffalo News
Harrison workers give back $1M in pay, Journal News
Steps to a shutdown?, Albany Times Union
For the Record, The Chief
EDITORIAL: New York's public pension problem, Newsday
Appeals court: Former Levy aide is owed exit pay, Newsday
Westbury school board members lose seats for absences (by subscription), Newsday
Students to Protest Possible End of Free Rides, New York Times
Students to Protest Possible End of Free Rides, New York Times
Unions boost HS walkout, New York Post
Sick 9/11 first responders to get additional $125 million in compensation, New York Daily News
Ex-cop, lesbian Arlene Ramery slaps NYPD, city with $40M sex-harass suit, New York Daily News
Kingston union files grievance over use of unpaid and low-paid workers (video), Kingston Daily Freeman
Free health insurance ends for Dutchess County leaders, Kingston Daily Freeman
Turns out Jenkins, Astorino agree on pensions, Journal News
District, teachers try to negotiate contract, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Elmira schools leader gets contract extension, Elmira Star-Gazette
Firefighter on disability may face termination, Buffalo News
Saugerties school chief declines raise in contract extension, Kingston Daily Freeman
" Early retirement incentives under study for Akron employees", Buffalo News
State's top Democratic leaders downplay talk of government shutdown, Buffalo News
City CSEA, council work out contract, Auburn Citizen


June 10, 2010

Parties Clash as Albany Edges Closer to Shutdown, New York Times
State budget chief sees 'disastrous' impact if agencies, Buffalo News
Lights out threat real?, Albany Times Union
Monticello's mayor enters not-guilty plea, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Rewriting the rules on public pensions, Newsday
Union wage' charter twist, New York Post
Astorino rips Democrats on state incentive plan, Journal News
Retirement Incentive Unanimously Approved By County Legislature, Jamestown Post-Standard
Hamburg village police go to 12 hours, Buffalo News
Williams' contract extended through '14, Buffalo News
What Else Does the MTA Have Up Its Sleeve? (video), WPIX-NYC


June 09, 2010

We felt like moving targets', Albany Times Union
Tenure for administrator sparks more Schenectady school debate (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Middletown schools chief sues member of his board, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Study says Syracuse school district has high number of teaching assistants and special ed students, Syracuse Post-Standard
Anello union rip-off denied, Niagara Gazette
A Former Top Aide to Paterson Languishes as an Inquiry Moves Slowly, New York Times
White Plains retirees balk at warnings on health care benefits, Journal News
State agency criticized for overtime, home buys in Westchester, Gannett News Service
Early retirement incentive could save county some money, Dunkirk Observer
District researching retirement options, Auburn Citizen
Auburn police union files grievance, Auburn Citizen
NYC judge: Restore hundreds of transit jobs, Associated Press
Cuomo Running Mate Is a 'Double Dipper', Wall Street Journal
Duffy, Democrats answer criticism over his police pension, Gannett News Service
Lazio: Cuomo's running mate is 'double dipping', Associated Press
Bonus payments spark an inquiry, Associated Press
Heated tenure debate dominant, Albany Times Union
Paterson Vows To Take Budget Cuts Into Own Hands, WWNYTV-Watertown
It's All Greek to Albany, Wall Street Journal
Retirement incentives too costly, officials say, Watertown Times
In legal hot water, city must return employee to his earlier work site, Rome Sentinel
Nassau Legislature OKs borrowing for retirement buyout (by subscription), Newsday
City budget head raises eyebrows over uniformed workers' cost, New York Daily News
Dead deer removal fuels fight, Albany Times Union


June 07, 2010

Erie County: Members of CSEA local to vote on pact by mail, Buffalo News
EDITORIAL: Mileage not the place to cut, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
White Plains retirees threaten lawsuit over health-care cost, Journal News
Village: Decision on wages comes after election, Herkimer EveningTelegram
Business First report lists Niagara Falls as third top earner for teachers, Niagara Gazette
Caps studied as schools take 66% of property tax, Poughkeepsie Journal
County to discuss early retirement incentive, Dunkirk Observer
Struggling for solvency, Buffalo News
Overtime practice raises questions, Buffalo News
Hundreds of Westchester County workers may take buyout, Journal News
Meet The 8,074 New York Transit Workers Who Earn More Than $100,000, Business Insider
M.T.A. Broke Law With Layoffs, Judge Rules, New York Times
Gov. Paterson Looks to "Sinister" Union Heads for NY State Layoffs-by-the-Thousands Woes, Village Voice
MTA Salaries Increased in 2009, Despite Cuts, Epoch Times
EDITORIAL: MTA overtime costs are costing services (by subscription), Newsday
Department of Ed doles out $340K worth of raises to 45 people as city plans to freeze salaries, New York Daily News
Dundee looks to court for help firing teacher, Finger Lakes Times
DCJS employee: 'I guess I lied', Albany Times Union
Another cop fired, Albany Times Union
Bloomberg blames teacher layoffs being 'up in the air once again' on $600M cut from Washington, New York Daily News


June 03, 2010

Fronteir Schools: Superintendent resigns at heated executive meeting, Buffalo News
Rigid unions bear blame if jobs lost, Journal News
$239,000 Conductor Among M.T.A.'s 8,000 Six-Figure Workers, New York Times
With cuts looming, NYC agency payroll increased, Associated Press
Study: MTA shrinks staff, but pay climb, Journal News
MTA crews riding OT gravy train, New York Post
Despite plans to decrease budget with layoffs, MTA payroll spiked in 2009, New York Daily News
Report: Some MTA workers made nearly $200G last year (by subscription), Newsday
Riders sound off on MTA, LIRR salaries (by subscription), Newsday
Increased Salaries for MTA Workers Despite Massive Deficit (video), WPIX
MTA Payroll Increased (video), MTA Payroll Increased (video)
Data Shows MTA Payroll Increase Even with Service Cuts Looming, 1010WINS
Taught a tough lesson: Bloomberg had to ax unaffordable raises for teachers (editorial), New York Daily News
City To Avoid Teacher Layoffs By Halting Raises, NY1 News
Mayor Bloomberg eliminates teachers' raises,
Unions grumble amid 4% budget cuts, halt to 2% raises and freeze salary as 4,400 teachers are saved, New York Daily News
New York teachers, principals forced to ditch raises to save 4,400 other teachers from layoffs, New York Daily News
Mayor to Cancel Teachers' Raises, Averting Layoffs, New York Times
Rod Watson: Williams best for the city by being himself, Buffalo News
Williams should stay (editorial), Buffalo News
Canton village officials tackle employee contracts, Watertown Times
Should Utica council have say on union talks?, Utiica Observer-Dispatch
Niagara County calls for probe into pensions, Tonawanda News
Westchester jail deal costs medical center jobs, union says, Journal News
Lesson in austerity coming for SUNY, Albany Times Union
Jobs bill stimulates debate, MIddletown Times Herald-Record
Gov. Paterson Looks to "Sinister" Union Heads for NY State Layoffs-by-the-Thousands Woes, Newsday
EDITORIAL: Paterson's layoff threat is toothless, Newsday
Levy: Use 'rainy day' fund to pay for pension hike, New York Times
Morgenthau Withdraws as Monitor on Fire Jobs, New York Times
Mayor Proposes Cutting School Nursing Positions, New York Times
New N.Y. Schools Face Extra Pain From Layoffs, New York Times
Westchester officials clash over privatizing jail health care, Journal News
School board, teachers hit new pay freeze impasse, Glens Falls Post-Star
Paterson plans thousands of layoffs, Gannett News Service
Editorial: NY tenure laws overly protective of bad teachers, Canandaigua Messenger Post
Paterson will target state layoffs Jan. 1, Buffalo News
Niagara County: Legislature urges probe of state pension fund, Buffalo News
Kenmore: Salaries of department heads and some others to go up 2%Buffalo News, Buffalo News
Firefighters union, city given more time to negotiate, Buffalo News
After 5 call out sick, Endicott firefighters left short-staffed, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Pledge puts state job cuts in doubt, Albany Times Union
Former DA withdraws from FDNY minority hiring case, Associated Press


June 01, 2010

Paterson Now Focuses on Layoffs to Cut Budget, New York Times
Gov. Paterson now mulls New Year's layoff plan, New York Daily News
Race against time to keep MTA workers as layoffs loom, New York Daily News
Union chief $its pretty as members sweat, New York Post
Ossining town considers Westchester for police services, Journal News
A decent deal emerges, Buffalo News
County reaches deal with largest union, Buffalo News
No work, good pay at SUNY, Albany Times Union
Syracuse police officer drove up pension chauffeuring former Mayor Matt Driscoll, Syracuse Post-Standard
$ecrets of NYC perk force, New York Post
County, unions may agree on CanaRx plan, Gloversville Leader-Herald
New York State Votes to Expand Charter Schools, New York Times
White Plains supervisors get raises amid layoffs, Journal News
State agrees to double charter schools, Buffalo News
Judge halts furloughs for state employees, Associated Press
No furloughs? OK, but now what?, Albany Times Union
State workers: 55/25 bill OK'd, Albany Times Union
State readies fatter paychecks after furlough loss, Albany Times Union
Officer may be forced from force, Albany Times Union


May 28, 2010

A.G. mulls probe of extra pay for deputy fire chiefs, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Final surge in NYPD Sergeants union election, New York Daily News
Monticello stung by indictment, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Executives’ bonuses shock officials, Gloversville Herald-Leader
Sherrill police chief suspended without pay, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Syracuse schools' budget could cut 120 teachers, Syracuse Post-Standard
Levy says he'll cut 750 workers if he can't sell nursing home (by subscription), Newsday
Herkimer officials weigh FD raises against less benefits for new hires, Herkimer Evening Telegram
Judge delays ruling on state worker furloughs, Gannett News Service
Ruling in state furlough plan expected Friday, Albany Times Union
"Call it semi bold: Cuomo plan timid on labor costs ", New York Post


May 26, 2010

Yorkville considering police merger opportunities, Utica Observer-Dispatch
'Don't kill' pol in a cop-out, New York Post
Taxpayers! We can fight spitty haul, New York Post
A cop-killing bill, New York Post
All wet: It's insane to give months of sick time to bus drivers who get spat on, New York Daily News
Ithaca schools foresee more teacher retirements, few layoffs, Ithaca Journal
Tonawanda: Police chief retires; husband faces jail, Buffalo News
Auburn teachers contract approved, Auburn Citizen
55/25 early retirement plan advances, Albany Times Union
Furlough fight to get court hearing, Albany Times Union
Troy pays PBA following overtime agreement, New York Times
Troy pays PBA following overtime agreement, Troy Record
Saratoga Springs City Council approves funds to improve municipal lot, sets rates for DPS overtime pay, Saratogian
Saratoga Springs City Council postpones police contract vote, Saratogian
Culture of Secrecy: State police continue to deny public information requests, Syracuse Post-Standard
Greece police report to point out failings, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Health-premiums plan to get hearing today, Poughkeepsie Journal
When Passengers Spit, Bus Drivers Take Months Off, New York Times
A load of bull spit! Months off for spat-on drivers, New York Post
Cuts to take bite out of teachers, lunches, New York Post
City approves budget with 6.9% tax hike, Journal News
Superintendents head top paid educators, Gloversville Herald-Leader
Another setback for salary proposal, Dunkirk Observer
Sheriff should step down, Buffalo News
The Teachers’ Unions’ Last Stand, New York Times Magazine
In some states, pension pain yields budget gains, Stateline.org
MTA chairman Jay Walder blames prior administrations for blowing $560M on overtime, New York Daily News
Editorial: Public has right to know reasons, Glens Falls Post-Star
Two unions for Broome Co. workers agree to health care concessions, Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin
Johnson City takes firefighter job elimination battle to state Court of Appeals, Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin
Timeline: Johnson City's dispute with firefighters union, Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin


May 24, 2010

What national search?, Buffalo News
Two unions for Broome Co. workers agree to health care concessions, Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin
Sticks and stones and Council 82, Albany Times Union
RSC schools OK pact with CSEA, Albany Times Union
Pension costs draining Yonkers, Journal News
Expanded health care will cost state dearly (Doug Turner), Buffalo News
Falls maintenance worker received added benefits, Buffalo News
ATA contract status still in limbo, Auburn Citizen
Police union feuds with chief over car radio, patrols (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
The Athens of America, New York Post
Sick transit: Outrageous abuse of sick leave at MTA must stop, New York Daily News
Saturation point: Teachers unions must stop trying to hamstring charter schools, New York Daily News
MTA chairman Jay Walder blames prior administrations for blowing $560M on overtime, New York Daily News
Editorial: Public has right to know reasons, Glens Falls Post-Star
Two unions for Broome Co. workers agree to health care concessions, Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin
Johnson City takes firefighter job elimination battle to state Court of Appeals, Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin
Timeline: Johnson City's dispute with firefighters union, Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin


May 21, 2010

Can States Fix Their Pension Problems?, New York Times
Private work for former superintendent is found on Falls School District time, Buffalo News
Padded Pensions Add to New York Fiscal Woes, New York Times
MTA's OT tab driven to a sky-high $560M by subway, bus workers taking 'mental-health days', New York Daily News
MTA pledges to control overtime, cut another $22 million, Journal News
Report: Drug rat sold 'cheese' on job, Albany Times Union
Most school budgets in New York state pass, Kingston Daily Freeman
Fired clerk may get her job back, Watertown Times
MTA pledges to control overtime, cut another $22 millio, Journal News
Union official meeting on county's time-off plan, Glens Falls Post-Star
Binghamton, JC approve sharing of police chief, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Retirement incentives would benefit St. Lawrence, Watertown Times
Unions put 'bounty' on reformers, New York Post
Thruway workers fear for jobs as I-84 maintenance is in dispute, Middletown Times Herald-Record
White Plains union leaders shocked at cop, firefighter layoffs, Journal News
Layoffs for state workers remain unclear as budget snarl continues, Buffalo News
Paterson, Silver warn state employees of layoffs (by subscription), Newsday
Pay Freeze Sought in Yonkers Schools, New York Times
Union soaks city, New York Post
Bill raps the cap, New York Post
Bubba vs. Shelly, New York Post
Teacher for the Apple: Education Secretary has good advice for local school, New York Daily News
Yonkers schools superintendent proposes wage freeze for district's union workers, Journal News
Judge: Yonkers teacher accused of changing grades must hire own lawyer, Journal News
Spending divides White Plains, unions, Journal News
Budget extender includes raises of up to 7 percent for some public employees, Gannett News Service
Taking one for the team: Addison teachers explain why they were willing to make concessions, Corning Leader
JC, Binghamton to vote this week on sharing police chief, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Paterson predicts rejection of many school budgets, Associated Press
Union chiefs: Words hurt, Albany Times Union
MTA's OT tab driven to a sky-high $560M by subway, bus workers taking 'mental-health days', New York Daily News


May 17, 2010

Next step, layoffs, Buffalo News
Gov. Paterson threatens cutting 10K jobs, New York Post
Brockport officers' cut in salary fails to please critics, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Psychiatrists earn most in gross pay, Journal News
Overtime pay decrease in Dutchess reverses a trend, Journal News
Teachers on the firing line, Albany Times Union
School district staffs continue to rise, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
State of our suburban schools: Great education but price rankles, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Retiring workers' 'ill'-gotten gains, New York Post
We can only dream: Colorado wisely curbing lifetime job guarantees for teachers, New York Daily News
Restraint is the new reality for school budget, Journal News
Former city employee seeks $57K in benefits, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Reactions mixed to Westchester prosecutors' threat to quit, Journal News
Talks between county and its biggest union break down, Herkimer Evening Telegram
Bayport-Blue Point teachers agree to wage freeze (by subscription), Newsday
NYSTI director retires under fire, Albany Times Union
Raise part of cash vote, Albany Times Union
Two retired Onondaga County school chiefs rank among the state's top 100 education pensioners, Syracuse Post Standard
New York considers ways to provide property tax relief, Gannett News Service
Top 10 state pensions, Newsday
Long Islanders dominate state's top-earning retirees, Newsday
Growth of CUNY Chancellor's Salary Outpaces Rise in Faculty's Pay, New York Times
School district labor contracts on website, Journal News
Gov nixes vow to cut own salary by 10%, New York Post
"Editorial: Aiding and abetting: Legislature won't fix the budget and won't let Paterson do it "New York Daily News, New York Daily News
Cutting sting of furlough vote, Albany Times Union


May 13, 2010

Court stops furloughs, orders state to pay raises, Buffalo News
U.S. Judge Blocks State Worker Furloughs, New York Times
Court stops furloughs, orders state to pay raises, Buffalo News
100,000 to stay on the job, Albany Times Union
Paterson rescinds staff raises, Associated Press
Editorial: With furloughs off the table, layoffs may be needed (by subscription), Newsday
Staffers: Take back our raise, boss, Albany Times Union
Judge Blocks Paterson Furlough Plan, WXXI
$316,245 LI school pension!, New York Post
Top pension list includes local ex-schools chiefs, Journal News
Editorial: State's work force needs trimming, Canandaigua Messenger Post
Our View: State teachers' offer doesn't go far enough, Auburn Citizen
Mamaroneck pays $5,000 to avoid suit by former village attorney, Journal News
Orchard Park: Village Board, mayor taking pay cut again, Buffalo News
They're cops?, Albany Times Union
Benefit cuts prompt mass resignations in Westchester D.A.'s office, Journal News
Judge Blocks Paterson Furlough Plan, WNYC (NYC)


May 12, 2010

CBS 6 EXCLUSIVE: Governor's staffers getting pay raises, WRGB-TV (Albany)
Gov Ripped for Giving Aides Raises in Wake of Furloughs, WNBC-TV (NY)
Gov. Furlough raises hell by boosting aides' pay, New York Post
Watchdogs, Politicians Speak Out On Furlough Fight, WCBS-TV (NY)
Our view: New York's work force needs trimming, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Editorial: Rather than be reasonable, N.Y.'s unions go on the attack (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
In New York's Suburbs, Teachers Feel Budget Ax, New York Times
A NY school-budget revolt? (Ray Keating), New York Post
EJ McMahon Talks Furloughs, Capital Tonight (YNN)
Editorial: Government, unions both to blame, Glens Falls Post-Star
Public worker unions fight state furloughs, Associated Press
5,000 state workers to get raises, Albany Times Union
3 unions sue over furloughs, Albany Times Union
Education Officials, Teachers Agree on Plan to Compete for Federal Funds, New York Public Radio
State education officials push for legislation to help win 'Race to the Top' funds, Gannett News Service
Teacher ratings to add test score, Buffalo News
A dubious teacher deal, New York Post
Editorial: Let the savings begin: Now it is the MTA unions' turn to cut waste and save job, New York Daily News
"Despite a union lawsuit, MTA transit execs derail 250 clerks to fill $800M budget hole ", New York Daily News
Contract near for Ulster County's middle managers, Kingston Daily Freeman
Residents Express Frustration With Salary, Benefit Increases, Jamestown Post-Journal
Windsor teachers' concessions save one job, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Tupper teachers concede on health insurance, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Furlough plan passes; state workers protes, Gannett News Service
Lawmakers approve furloughs for workers until budget passes, Buffalo News
Public worker unions fight NYS furloughs, Associated Press
NYS: State workers, stay home, Albany Times Union
Legislature votes to approve furloughs for N.Y. employees, Associated Press
Union and City Extend Deal on Teacher Assistant, New York Times
Agreement Will Alter Teacher Evaluations, New York Times
Unions OK teach grade guidelines, New York Post
Teaching unions a thing or two, New York Post
Duffy orders police patrols pulled from Frontier Field, Blue Cross Arena, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
City, union have tentative labor deal, Auburn Citizen
Early retirement plan hits snag in Ulster, Kingston Daily Freeman


May 10, 2010

Medical center salaries healthy despite the recession, Journal News
City stashes $600M as pension boom looms, New York Post
Legislature expected to OK state worker furloughs (by subscription), Newsday
'Disgust' at 'Porn' Authority cop's cushy deal, New York Post
Forced to furlough: Lawmakers, unions make gov cut worker hours, New York Daily News
MTA chairman Jay Walder bashes union work rules as 'shame of the system', New York Daily News
Most area school superintendents forgoing raises, Kingston Daily Freeman
Schools resort to job cuts to save mone, Journal News
Frontier superintendent, ex-teacher spar over salary, Journal News
Temporary workers' furlough exemption sparks state unions'outrage, Buffalo News
Judge discloses concerns, Albany Times Union
Cop's career likely over, Albany Times Union
Crime, punishment and Raucci, Albany Times Union
SOSS committed to helping BCS save money, Dunkirk Observer
School Budget Season, Jamestown Post-Journal
Editorial: 'Steps' hide impact of teacher pay hikes (by subscription, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, School budgets: Districts cut jobs, use reserves to minimize tax-levy increases
Union files impasse notice, Tonawanda News
How Should the Layoffs Work?, New York Times
State pay-raise thaw to $mack taxpayers, New York Post
All greed, no shame, New York Post
Short week? Maybe no, Albany Times Union
Transit Cuts Announced; Among Them, Announcers, New York Times
The kids be damned: Albany lords of misrule costing the city 6,414 teachers, New York Daily News
Agency to slash 1,000 more jobs, Journal News
Police, firefighters picket Brown event, Buffalo News
Early retirement club may grow, Albany Times Union


May 06, 2010

New York governor calls for furloughs of 100,000 state workers, Associated Press
Unkind but needed cost cut, Ithaca Journal
District, teachers finalize contract, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Incumbents retained in school vote, Buffalo News
2 unions agree to concession, Journal News
Taxpayers' ire is having an effect on officials, Journal News
Albany leaders bow to Gov. Paterson's push for worker furloughs, New York Daily News
More pain for MTA employees: Job cuts won't stop at 475, say bigs, New York Daily News
Education Department wants $5M for teacher recruiters, despite layoffs, New York Daily News
Judges: Our pay's a crime, New York Post
Mike to dump 6,400 teachers unless Albany pay, New York Post
Bloomberg Budget Would Cut Number of Teachers, New York Times
City, fire union talks stalled: Impasse now at 29 months, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Brockport Police Department at heart of village debate, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Weight of the union: UFT has turned into $200M monster, New York Post
New contract limits raises for Gloversville teachers (by subscrip, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Mike Mulgrew's mouth, New York Post
Teacher retirements to cut Catskill school tax levy hike, Kingston Daily Freeman
Seeking Solutions For Salary Crunch, Jamestown Post-Journal
Cutting pay for legislators proposed, Dunkirk Observer
False hope for city employees hoping for early buyout, New York Post
78 Binghamton U. employees expected to take volunteer retirement package, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Paterson says spending bills would furlough workers (by subscription), Newsday
Paterson Will Go Through With Furloughs, New York Public Radio
Dave vows furlough face-off, New York Post
Paterson to seek furloughs for state workers, Gannett News Service
Paterson sees furloughs by May 17, Buffalo News
Paterson: May 17 date for state worker furloughs, Albany Times Union
Paterson Offers Choice: Furloughs or Shutdown, New York Times
Incumbents retained in school vote, Buffalo News
Weight of the union: UFT has turned into $200M monster, New York Post


May 04, 2010

Legal opinion: Block public raises to save NY, Associated Press
Group suggests statewide pay freeze, Buffalo News
Governor playing poker with government shutdown, WNYT (Albany)
Budget Legal Battle, WETM-TV (Elmira)
Legal opinion: Block public raises to save NY, WRGB-TV (Albany)
Think Tank Backs Pay Freeze, WNED
Group: Paterson Can Freeze Wages, Gannett News Service
With no budget in place, threat of possible furloughs continue, WTEN (Albany)
Attorneys say state pay freeze legal, Business First
Governor's plan for the budget, YNN
Town of Ulster considers early retirement incentive, Kingston Daily Freeman
Cuts a concern of residents, unions alike at White Plains budget hearing, Journal News
Ramapo offers ex-cop $559G to drop suit, Journal News
Astorino pushes; legislators press, Journal News
Difference apparent in city's police force, Albany Times Union
CSEA leader: We begged for proof on Raucci, Albany Times Union
Group: Paterson Can Freeze Wages, Gannett News Service
Lawyer says state pay freeze is an option, Albany Times Union
Public employee unions should take notice of Brockport police contract, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Amicone blasts officials as layoffs, cutbacks loom, Journal News
Editorial: MTA needs givebacks from those working on the railroad (by subscription only), Newsday
Johnson City, Binghamton study sharing a police chief, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
With no budget in place, threat of possible furloughs continue, WTEN (Albany)
You Paid For It: Hundreds of Commissioners, CBS6 (Albany)
EDITORIAL: Paterson should put furloughs in budget extender bill (by subscription), Newsday
Scarsdale schools reduce teaching positions in $135 million proposed budget,
Feiner: Westchester needs clearinghouse of government salaries, contracts, Journal News
Consider plan for furloughs, Gloversville Leader-Herald
School district reaches agreement with union, Finger Lakes Times
Johnson City grudgingly reinstates fire marshal, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Study: Public pay falls below private, Albany Times Union
The cost of one day a week, Albany Times Union


April 29, 2010

Showdown possible over N.Y. state worker furlough plan, Albany Times Union
Gov: Furlough state workers, New York Post
Gov. Paterson: Give me power to furlough state workers - or risk shutting down the government, New York Daily News
Editorial: Furlough idea far from crazy (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Editorial: Albany's Workweek, New York Times
M.T.A. Plans More Rounds of Layoffs by July 4, New York Times
White Plains officials call police, fire raises big factor in tax hike, Journal News
Editorial: Furloughs are a reasonable request, Glens Falls Post-Star
If not furloughs, then what?, Albany Times Union
Nepotism policy discussed by Council, Buffalo News
Brown is on the defensive for demoting 2 police chiefs, Buffalo News
NFTA police probed on 'double dipping, Buffalo News
Disgraced former police officers likely eligible for retroactive raises (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
LI schools see larger tax hikes, teacher layoffs (by subscription), Newsday
Nassau unions approve early retirement deal (by subscription), Newsday
Brentwood's brainstorm, New York Post
Rhinebeck school administrators give back part of pay, Kingston Daily Freeman
Westchester legislators delay action on employee health contributions, Journal News
Washington County to union: furloughs or layo, Glens Falls Post-Star
Hoyt urges school chiefs to take one-year pay freeze, Buffalo News
Severance package could cost $31,000, Auburn Citizen
Former top New York state tax aide: 'Rules are stupid', Albany Times Union
Governor calls for furloughs, five-day weeks for legislators until budget deal is reached, Gannett News Service
Paterson wants OK to put state workers on furlough, Buffalo News
Paterson to Legislature: Work full week on budget, Associated Press
Paterson: OK furloughs, Albany Times Union
Union move prevents job cuts, Watertown Daily Times
Brentwood's teacher union, LI's biggest, OKs pay cuts (by subscription), Watertown Daily Times
Islip Town union workers OK contract with raises (by subscription), Newsday
'Ailing' sheriff bounced for 'jiggle' job, New York Post
Outrage as school bigs boo$t bosses, New York Post
Teacher benefits break backs of taxpayers, Journal News
Frankfort hires outside counsel for legal claims involving police chief, Herkimer Telegram
Ginalski: No budget help from teachers, Corning Leader
UB, Fredonia offer buyout to faculty, staff, Buffalo News
Binghamton police contract at a deadlock, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Schenectady OKs contract with cops, Albany Times Union
Ex-cop's claims grow, Albany Times Union
Rabideau disconnects himself from website, Adirondack Daily Enterprise


April 26, 2010

121G for cop 'out', New York Post
Teachers' lobby has its $way, New York Post
Kingston police overtime rises, Kingston Daily Freeman
Overtime stresses jail budget, workers, Buffalo News
State Weighs Emergency Borrowing (by subscription), Wall Street Journal
Last Teacher In, First Out? City Has Another Idea, New York Times
City hires 2 Bradley allies amid job cuts, Journal News
The New Fat Cats: The indefensible pensions of public-sector employees, Weekly Standard
Salaries soar for top jobs in area schools, Buffalo News
Union members deserve raises, too, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Greater Binghamton salaries: Public payroll grows by 1.2%, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Greater Binghamton salaries: Public payroll grows by 1.2%, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Union likes Astorino's idea of buyouts, Journal News
Editorial: Make it easier to fire bad teachers, Glens Falls Post-Star
City barred from cutting firefighters’ salaries, Buffalo News


April 23, 2010

Astorino plans buyouts, furloughs, Journal News
Robert Duffy: Firefighters may be selling overtime shifts to senior members, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Teachers donate $1M to ease tax increase in Kingston district, Kingston Freeman
Thank you, teachers, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Retirements, give-backs spare 35 teacher layoffs, Rome Sentinel
State law hinders cost cutting in schools, Ithaca Journal
Port Chester board cancels ex-trustees' benefits, Journal News
Mangano, unions have tentative retirement deal (by subscription), Newsday
State Teachers' Union Urges More Oversight of Charters, New York Times
Pols UFT-icked off, New York Post
Minisink Valley school board OKs budget with 51 layoffs, Kingston Freeman
Utica school board OKs $134.1M budget on second try, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Editorial: Politics won't bring down county premium (by subscription), Newsday
Efforts to fire Suffolk top cop Dormer stalled (by subscription), Newsday
$88M BOCES budget contains first staff cuts in 20 years, Journal News
JC fire captain's lawsuit against village will proceed, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin


April 22, 2010

NCCC officials make proposed faculty contract public, Niagara Gazette
It's for the unions, New York Post
Nepotism, conflict of interest find a home at charter schools, New York Daily News
VC teachers, administrators defer stipends in face of budget problems, Middletown Times Herald-Record
North Rockland teachers take smaller pay hike to save jobs, Journal News
Mamaroneck declines wage concession from teachers, Journal News
'Worst-case' city school budget would lay off 700, Buffalo News
Ex-cop claims hearing loss, Albany Times Union
At charter schools, a revolving door, Albany Times Union
Kingston teachers' union decreases health costs, Kingston Daily Freeman
Utica schools plan to layoff Fehlhaber, Utica Observer-Dispatch
As deadline looms, Utica school board rejects budget, Utica Observer-Dispatch
New York public employees need to make concessions, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Editorial: State's choices narrow, indeed, Poughkeepsie Journal
Steve Levy calls for overhaul of state pension system (subscription only), Newsday
Hiring freeze OK'd for department heads, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Ulster County managers' contract on hold again, KIngston Daily Freeman
Harrison police union agrees to concessions, 3-year contract, Journal News
Editorial: Teachers, take the pay freeze, Glens Falls Post-Star
Auburn must settle contract with teachers, Auburn Citizen
Nepotism at work in hiring an uncle?, Albany Times Union
Raising curtain on $1M spree, Albany Times Union
Report Sees Corruption in State-Financed Institute, New York Times
Saranac Lake school district employees concede raises, benefits, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Job-sell' flap in Assembly, New York Post
Ex-clerk embezzled $927,000, Watertown Daily Times
Editorial: Early retirement offer for teachers could save money (subscription only), Newsday
Falls attorney says two city employees face residency hearings, Niagara Gazette
The unions' plan to kill good schools (Tom Carroll), New York Post
Charter-bashing pol ripped as teacher pet, New York Post
Teachers in Minisink OK one-year contract, Middletown Times Herald-Record
School board protester sues Middletown officials, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Piermont proposes 12.9 percent tax increase, Journal News
Clarkstown, officers union begin contract arbitratio, Journal News
School board, teachers reach impasse, more layoffs propos, Glens Falls Post-Star
Editorial: Public pension system rigged for the insiders, Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Not so fast, Schenectady, Albany Times Union
District to discuss Ely's future, Albany Times Union
Plaintiffs say CSEA shielded Raucci, Albany Times Union
Web site targets H'town board's pay, benefits, Adirondack Daily Enterprise


April 19, 2010

Public pension system under review (subscription only), Schenectady Daily Gazette
High pension payouts prompt greater scrutiny, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Organized labor losing ground in N.J. legislature, Philadelphia Inquirer
No-show fraud Seek criminal charges, restitution, Watertown Daily Times
Stop abuse of pension fund, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Madison County blue collar and white collar unions question county supervisors' approach to forgoing raises, Oneida Dispatch
Chancellor Joel Klein claims victory on rubber rooms, goes after seniority to keep best teachers, New York Daily News
2 Harrison unions agree to cuts, Journal News
Are there alternatives to public pensions? (subscription only), Newsday
Public pension costs pushing LI taxes up (subscription only), Newsday
SI beep nixes own pension, New York Post
Lack of security at New York parole offices is invitation to tragedy, New York Daily News
Vehicle use worth review, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Our view: State must weed out corruption, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Editorial: Box score - 884 (subscription only), Newsday
Editorial: Workers must police one another, Glens Falls Post-Star
Buffalo: Mayor warns layoffs are possible if overtime can’t be controlled, Buffalo News
Former DA Paul Clyne to work for police union, Albany Times Union
Raucci report: Just how unaware were district's administrators?, Albany Times Union
Orange Confidential: Correction officers voting on new pact, MIddletown Times Herald-Record
Toward a More Perfect Union: At last, teachers’ unions are beginning to support bold school reform., District Administration
Teachers Set Deal With City on Discipline Process, New York Times
City faces 4% tax hike, hundreds of layoffs, Journal News
It Costs More To Educate Fewer, Jametown Post-Journal
Alternate Path for Teachers Gains Ground, New York Times
Pension system sick, New York Post
Sydney Morris: 'Last hired, first fired': bad for the kids, New York Post
Discipline hearings for tenured teachers lengthy, costly, Glens Falls Post-Star
DouglasTurner: New York can’t sustain its retirement systems, Buffalo News
Buffalo faces fiscal challenges, Buffalo News
Hiring freeze sought on top jobs: Updegrove asks delay until Niagara County installs new manager, Buffalo News
Hiring? You bet they are, Albany Times Union


April 15, 2010

Jean-Claude Brizard, city schools chief, to return part of salary, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Madison County supervisors asking departments to forgo raises, Oneida Daily Dispatch
Our view: Public pension system rigged for insiders, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Rome teachers give up raises, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Mohawk votes to eliminate village justice position, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Teacher pension $hortfall, New York Post
Best in, worst out: Bills from 2 brave lawmakers would protect good teachers, New York Daily News
OTB workers to get hefty severance, raises in secret deal, New York Daily News
Port Authority payroll jumps $15,000,000 in a year, says Empire Center for New York State Policy, New York Daily News
Retirement offers draw response in Dryden schools, Ithaca Journal
School officials asking unions for pay cuts to save jobs, Herkimer Evening Telegram
Union files grievance against Paterson's salary freeze, Ithaca Journal
Study: Taxpayers owe teacher pensions $933B, Crain's New York
Sheriff's officers closer to free lunches, Auburn Citizen
Retirement incentive helps Cato-Meridian avoid layoffs, Auburn Citizen
Report: Prison official cheated taxpayers out of $500,000, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Probe: NY prison official's bogus pay, travel costs $500,000, Associated Press
State: Bosses knew of $500,000 scam, Albany Times Union
25/55 retire option in mix Albany Times Union, Albany Times Union
Extra money to taxes, not teachers, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Vigliotti won't seek extension of five-year contrac, Watertown Daily Times
Bill Would Allow Layoffs of Teachers With Seniority, New York Times
New York's pampered profs, New York Post
Last-minute Buchanan labor contracts come under fire, Journal News
Resident Speaks Out Against Pay Raise, Jamestown Post-Journal
Raise freeze won't impact all state salary hikes, Gannett News Service
Forestville employees to see smaller pay hik, Dunkirk Observer
Council approves CSEA contract in 9-0 vote, Batavia Daily News
Fired cop called 'horrible investment', Albany Times Union
Raise? For many, yes, Albany Times Union
Public employees not to blame for mess (Michael Hagen), Journal News
I'd 'gladly' pay city back for pension trips, former Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum says, New York Daily News
Stay-at-home state worker seen as 'victim' --but not by all, Albany Times Union
Gov. Paterson right to make tough calls, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
A lesson for New York: Washington teachers set a pattern the city should follow, New York Daily News
Wage Freeze Is Smart Move, Jamestown Post-Journal
NY school spending doesn't add up, New York Post
Smaller classes, special education worth investment, Journal News
Sewage Workers’ Contracts Bring Long-Delayed Raises, New York Times
New York's budget woes having tangible effect on servic, Gannett News Service
'Illegal' raise for elections board commissioners returne, Poughkeepsie Journal
Unions object to push for wage freezes, Journal News
FDNY $oak-eaters, New York Post
Our View: CSEA should be angry at Legislature, Auburn Citizen
Editorial: Chipping away at tenure (by subscriptio, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Pension profanity, New York Post
Editorial: Budget emergency should get unions to the table, Newsday
Selfish state of the unions, New York Post
OT pay for Rochester deputy fire chiefs under scrutiny, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Officer quits force, Officer quits force
Ithaca police, firefighters earned nearly $870,000 in overtime last year, Ithaca Journal
Administrative, public works employees are have-nots on City of Ithaca pay scale, Ithaca Journal


April 09, 2010

4% state raise on hold, Albany Times Union
Paterson Says He'll Suspend Pay Raises for Workers, New York Times
NY Gov. Paterson plans to suspend 4% union raises in billNY Gov. Paterson plans to suspend 4% union raises in bill, Associated Press
Paterson delays 4% raises to workers, Buffalo News
N.Y. to deny pay raises; unions promise a fight, Gannett News Service
Paterson shouldn't have to act alone, Journal News
N.Y. budget woes stall state worker raises, New York Daily News
A good start, Dave, New York Post
Gov raises hell with union pay-hike halt, New York Post
Paterson: Pay hikes for state workers to be delayed (subscribers only), Newsday
Mike Mulgrew's mandate: Moment of truth for empowered teacher union bossl, New York Daily News
Two school districts turn down teachers' union offers to reduce already agreed upon raises, Syracuse Post-Standard
Shared Sacrifice: Teachers deserve praise for renegotiating contra, Syracuse Post-Standard
Working together, Watertown Daily Times
Council expected to vote on CSEA contract, Batavia Daily News
After turmoil, JC police chief expected to retire today, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Court: Johnson City should have gone to arbitration before eliminating firefighters, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Yonkers police unions protest reduced manpower, Journal News
Mid-Hudson's school districts face pain at budget time, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Mayor Bloomberg rules out NYPD layoffs in the next year, New York Daily News


April 08, 2010

State leaders look at rewarding school wage freezes, Newsday
Some NY union members want to give concessions, Associated Press
Facing layoffs, Utica teachers to discuss contract with district, Utica Observer-Dispatch
The Next Big Fight: Public Unions, Journal News
Westchester lawmaker to state: Reform pension system, Journal News


April 07, 2010

Editorial: Freeze wages, Batavia Daily News
Unions should back freeze, Elmira Star-Gazette
Lewis free of 'pension padding', Watertown Daily Times
LaFargeville teachers take smaller pay hike, Watertown Daily Times
Supporters of Mamaroneck teacher denied tenure pack meeting, Journal News
Give Up Raises, Paterson Says, But Unions Refuse (subscription only), The Chief
Ely appears out of current job options, Albany Times Union
N.Y. Legislature needs to pass budget so schools can plan, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Work from home, without the work, Albany Times Union
North Syracuse residents raise questions about school budget cuts, tax hike, Syracuse Post-Standard
Dave's dangerous delusion: Paterson promised no state employee layoffs; now says otherwise, New York Daily News


April 05, 2010

OPINION: Wage freeze for public-sector employees will help taxpayers, Newsday
Lifetime benefits for ex-officials contested, Journal News
Freeze wages, Watertown Daily Times
Less than we pay for: Lots of fat to cut in NY gov't, New York Post
No End In Sight For Ballooning Costs, Jamestown Post-Journal
FDNY doc who never fought fires gets 95G 'disability', New York Post
B-P seeking pay freeze from unions, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Well, Mr. Ely?, Albany Times Union
Oh, the pain of a comfy chair, Albany Times Union
Waiver needed to hire off-duty Troy cops, Troy Record
Editorial: When times are tough, let public employers leave vacancies unfilled (subsciption only), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Saratoga Springs limits health coverage to save $400,000 (subscription only), Schenectady Daily Gazette
Editorial: State work force needs to cooperate, Poughkeepsie Journal
'Everything's on the table': New York governor tells public workers unions to make pay concessions or face serious layoffs, Albany Times Union
More than 14,000 teachers expected to lose their jobs, Gannett News Service


April 02, 2010

Albany's disconnect, Buffalo News
State unions reject Paterson request to skip raises, Gannett News Service
Hands off our raise, Albany Times Union
Bill Hammond: Pay raises for state workers is no April Fool's Day joke for Gov.Paterson, New York Daily News
Unions reject governor on wage freeze, Buffalo News
EDITORIAL: State can't afford all this pension abuse (subscription only), Newsday
Dave to labor: Skip pay hikes, New York Post
Paterson asks state unions to forego raises, YNN (Albany)
Cuomo announces expansion of pension investigation, Buffalo News
Broome being investigated by Cuomo for pension padding, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
State Police PBA Rooster Lost His Cockadoodle Doo, North County Gazette
Andrew Cuomo investigates possible pension padding in Rochester area, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Day 23: Jury finds Raucci guilty; weapons, arson counts likely to mean years in jail (by subscription), Schenectady Daily Gazette
New York's top judge says lack of raise "demoralizing" to busy judiciary, Syracuse Post-Standard
Andrew Cuomo investigates possible pension padding in Rochester area, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle


April 01, 2010

Sharing economic anguish, Ithaca Journal
Teacher retirement bill advances, Albany Times Union
EDITORIAL: Show of force, Kingston Daily Freeman
What Freeze? Gov. Paterson's halt on hiring is more talk than action, Syracuse Post-Standard
Paterson threatens layoffs if unions won't take cuts, Buffalo News
New York lawmakers must buck unions to enact school reforms, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Ex-Housing Authority chairman says he knew of North Star salaries, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Pension reform's gift to teachers, New York Post
Doing the Skelos shuffle, New York Post
Savings vs. services trade-off may be worth it, Lockport Union-Star & Journal
Ulster County managers' union OKs 13 percent pay hike, Kingston Daily-Freeman
Name tags kick off changes to Yonkers cops' uniforms, Journal News
New Rochelle to pay $75,000 to settle police brutality case, Journal News
Glens Falls school cutting jobs, may cut more, Glens Falls Post-Star
Donn Esmonde: Self-sacrifice? Albany is best place to start, Buffalo News
Police injury claims soar, raising malingering issue, Buffalo News
Paterson delays payment of $2 billion to schools, Buffalo News
Our View: More labor deals should reflect reality, Auburn Citizen
Utica schools propose teacher, administrator, program cuts, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Paterson delays student funding, YNN Albany
Report: NY school payrolls jump, enrollment drops, Associated Press
Concessions by teachers union will save 19 jobs in the North Syracuse school district, Syracuse Post-Standard
Why we're broke, New York Post
They damned the kids: Teachers' union and its lackeys sank bid for federal funds, New York Daily News
Probe of public pension abuse is long overdue, Journal News
Editorial: NY schools need a diet, New York Post
In rare move, Rome unions may limit pay hikes, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Rye police commissioner wants city to lift hiring freeze, replace officers, Journal News
Pay raise? No, thank you.', Watertown Daily Times
Oneida City payroll e-mail upsets comptroller; says numbers were for budget purposes only, Oneida Daily Star
Teachers expected to get early-retirement incentive this year, Gannett News Service
Paterson warns of 'massive' state layoffs, Associated Press
Teacher cuts coming in hundreds, Albany Times Union
Gov. Paterson should seek concessions from state workers, Albany Times Union
Study: School hiring up, enrollment down, Troy Record
What a time for a vacation, Albany Times Union
Updated Public Authority Payrolls Posted Online, Amherst Times


March 29, 2010

New York State Workers to Receive $478 Million in Raises, Gannett News Service
Public workers shouldn't be immune from sacrifices, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Painful lessons: Call for teachers to freeze wages merits serious consideration, Buffalo News
Editorial: Districts finally starting to get it, Glens Falls Post-Star
Editorial: New York needs to go on a fiscal diet (by subscription only), Newsday
Our View: Forgo raises to slow job losses in recession, Catskill Daily Mail
Stench of Senate slime: Democrats totally renege on promise of Albany change, New York Daily News
State put freeze on hiring, then added 51,464 people, Syracuse Post-Standard
Teachers are learning Economic Reality 101, Buffalo News
Lawmakers call for teachers' salary freeze; some union in CNY say no way, some say maybe, Syracuse Post-Standard
End the Unions' Sweetheart Deals (Al D'Amato), New York Times
Buffalo schools face 680 layoffs from Paterson cuts, Buffalo News
The Secret to solving the budget is..., The Capitol
A Budget for New York’s Future, New York Times
09 legislators' travel, food, cell: $33K, Journal News
Jackp-OT at the PA, New York Post
FDNY No. 2 to pull in $242G a year pension, New York Post
Room' for everybody, New York Post
NY's broke and broken, New York Post
Property-tax crush: Made in Albany, New York Post
OTB halts pay for executives, consultants in wake of massive layoffs, New York Daily News
Probe of public pension abuse is long overdue, Journal News
Fort Ann lowers budget without job cuts, Glens Falls Post-Star
CSEA union took lumps at Raucci trial, Albany Times Union
School for scandal, New York Post
Sullivan legislator won't take raise, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Lineup pay' boosts managers' salaries, Buffalo News
The council pigs out, New York Daily News
Give it back: Council staff pay hikes an outrage during times of budget cuts, New York Daily News
City of Ithaca withholding complaints about police, Ithaca Journal
Hearings ditched, but city will still seek discipline for firefighters, Canandaiga Daily Messenger
Highway workers, Marilla reach pact, Buffalo News
See government officials'2009 salaries online, Hornell Evening Tribune


March 26, 2010

Eastchester teachers reopen contract, cut future raises, Journal News
Both sides in N.Y. pension debate say Cuomo's probe welcome, Journal News
Sam Hoyt: Ask NY teachers to sacrifice, New York Post
The ones who don't suffer, New York Post
Schools Chancellor Joel Klein warns that budget cuts threaten 8,500 teachers, New York Daily News
Don’t give in to ex-mayor, Gloversville Leader Herald
In South Glens Falls school district, contemplating many cuts, Glens Falls Post-Star
Editorial: When it comes to school cuts, seniority rules, Canandaigua Daily Messenger


March 24, 2010

Port Washington teachers agree to forgo raise (by subscription), Newsday
EDITORIAL: Retirement bonanza, Kingston Daily Freeman
LEW-PORT: School board approves retirement incentive plan, Niagara Gazette
Ulster County has new way to track employees' hours, Kingston Daily Freeman
City settles sewage wage increase deadlock, water rates will not go up, New York Daily News
LEW-PORT: School board approves retirement incentive plan, Niagara Gazette
Editorial: Pension probe, Batavia Daily News
Freeze pay for teachers to save jobs, programs (letter), Buffalo News
CITY COUNCIL: Lawmakers grant employee raises, Niagara Gazette
14,800 teachers face loss of jobs, Buffalo News


March 22, 2010

LEW-PORT: Retirement incentives being offered to teachers, Niagara Gazette
Can Pelham contract reworking start a trend?, Journal News
Disability-Claims Inquiry Concluding for L.I.R.R, New York Times
Steuben County targeted in 'pension padding' probe, Hornell Evening Tribune
New York's Triborough law out of sync, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
New York public workers must help with state budget deficit, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
N.Y. public workers thrived amid misery, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
New York's $105B pension timebomb, New York Post
Ramapo police get 4% pay raises for four years, Journal News
State Senate, Trying to Trim Deficit, Offers Budget Plan Cutting $1.4 Billion From Schools, New York Times
Police union heads to Albany Monday to fight residency law, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Police spending continues to dominate Utica’s budget, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Some legislators, educators pan property tax bill, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Police spending continues to dominate Utica’s budget, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Roslyn teachers agree to temporary pay freeze (by subscription only), Newsday
FALLS SCHOOLS: Workers earning top dollar, Niagara Gazette


March 01, 2010

Kat-Lew budget would lay off 30 teachers, Journal News
Ilion, Mohawk schools look to each other to cut costs, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Early retirement for 33 Troy teachers, Troy Record
Iroquois teachers air savings ideas, Buffalo News
BH-BL retirement incentives have Monday deadline, Schenectady Daily Gazette (paid subscription only)
BPU Freezes Salaries, Jamestown Post-Journal
DiFonzo to pay back pay increase, Dunkirk Observer
Sheriff's officer fired again for misconduct, Auburn Citizen
City spends excess of $100,000 on attorneys, Auburn Citizen
Schenectady cop to quit in plea deal, Albany Times Union
Ilion offers early retirement incentives, Herkimer Telegram
Wappinger OKs assessor's salary but eyes consortium, Poughkeepsie Journal


February 24, 2010

Report: Teachers, school administrators' pay rose in recession, Gannett News Service
Study shows 5 percent hike in NY school salaries, Associated Press
New proposal on table to extend domestic partner benefits to city workers, Buffalo News
NYPD whistleblower Palestro reports alleged corruption at 42nd Precinct - and he was union delegate, New York Daily News
MTA job cuts are 'just the beginning', Middletown Times Herald-Record
Progress Slow in City Goal to Fire Bad Teachers, New York Times
Monroe County Suburban Districts Have $258M in Reserves, WHAM-Rochester
Proposed Utica schools budget calls for $1.5M in staff cuts, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Albany Erred by Tying Up Judges' Raises, Court Rules, New York Times
BCC faculty votes on new contract, Ithaca Journal
Dispute grows over expenses for firefighters' funerals, Buffalo News
City to pursue consolidation, sale of property, Batavia Daily News
Tupper school district may face layoffs, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
1K layoffs on track to save MTA $50M, New York Post
East Aurora schools seek cost cuts, Buffalo News
As cop careers go, union head's OK, Albany Times-Unon
CSEA chief to seek national post, Albany Times-Unon
Budget cuts force county to drop some night patrols, Glens Falls Post-Star


February 22, 2010

Suburban fire departments have mixed reactions to Syracuse's 'rent-a-firefighter' proposal, Syracuse Post-Standard
Mayor rips 'sweetheart' union contracts, Journal News
Local municipal squabbling is another argument for consolidation, Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Salary figures at NCCC targeted, Buffalo News
Villages ask: Is dissolution the solution?, Albany Times Union
Gaughan sets his sights on dissolving villages, Buffalo News
Power to Prosecute Police Goes to Civilians. Again., New York Times
Blazin'-mad firegals cryin' discrimination, New York Post
Joy of Six (figures); 738 teachers getting 100G+ pensions, New York Post
Letters: Teachers should look into pay freeze, Glens Falls Post-Star
Nanuet schools likely to lay off five teachers in budget crunch, Journal News
Ex-CSEA chapter boss charged, Troy Record


February 18, 2010

Somers school officials hail zero-salary increases, Journal News
NYers nix city layoffs, New York Post
State insurance audit boots some enrollees, Poughkeepsie Journal
Our View: School districts need access to tied-up savings, Auburn Citizen
When Cell Doors Won't Close, New York Times
EDITORIAL: Pay raises now extreme luxury, Plattsburgh Press Republican
A squalid payoff, New York Post
Annual 'budget options' report suggests ways to cut spending, raise income, New York Daily News
Hein freezes spending, may cut jobs, Kingston Daily Freeman
A disabled pension system, Albany Times Union
'Recalibration' movement stirs up much debate, Journal News
Tuffey claim would double payout, Albany Times Union
EDITORIAL: Let public inquire after workshops, Glens Falls Post Star
Levy and Suffolk pols debate hiring up to 200 cops (paid subscription), Newsday
NCCC: 'No headway' made in union talks, Towanda News
Johnson City police chief suspended, Binghamton Sun & Press-Republican
Rose chastised for about-face on 'lulus, Staten Island Advance
Top state court to hear city wage freeze case, Buffalo News


February 16, 2010

Public workers feel no pain in recession, New York Post
What Do We Owe Public Employees?, WNYC-NYC
What union bosses think, New York Post
Promising strategy for school districts: retirement incentives, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Teacher-contract negotiations getting tougher, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Rye pays over $100G to 134 school workers, Journal News
$leazy 6' of rubber room; Creep teachers cost $540G a year, New York Post
Work logs key to Orange County legislators' pensions, Middletown Times Herald-Record
School board, union disagree about airing grievances, Kingston Daily Freeman
Mt. Vernon firefighters ask judge to remove chief, Journal News
Workers left with $1.4M in sick, vacation pay, Journal News
Reiter keeps 37% pay hike and hires family friend, Buffalo News
Local schools to feel bigger bite from cuts, Buffalo News
Judge 'shocked' by light punishment of Phelps-Clifton Springs teacher, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
LIRR workers: Cut administrative costs, not service, Newsday
A higher bar for teachers, finally, New York Daily News
Tompkins leaders worry civil service test stifles diversity in workplace, Ithaca Journal
SUNY won't ask DeFleur to leave earl, Elmira Star Gazette
Get incompetent teachers off the payroll, New York Post


February 12, 2010

Police Union: Want Raise, Want It Now, WRGB-Albany
Falls Schools: Four budget scenarios presented, New York Daily News
State exam results to help determine whether 700 teachers win tenure, New York Daily News
Work program pits mayor vs. union (videos), Kingston Daily Freeman
Facing budget crunch, New Rochelle residents call for unions to sacrifice, Journal News
Warren County committee rebuffs sheriff's supervisors' unionization attempt, Glens Falls Post-Star
Moratorium on hiring of firefighters urged, Buffalo News
State court hears JC firefighter case, Binghamton Sun & Press-Republican
District to pay $2,000 11 claim against coach, Watertown Daily Times
Syracuse school superintendent proposes budget increase, job cuts, Syracuse Post-Standard
NY's public fat cats, New York Post
No salary increase for second year for Cortlandt elected officials, managers, Journal News
Hudson Falls teachers get 2-year contract, Glens Falls Post-Star
Corrections officers fighting proposed closure of four prisons over two years, Buffalo News
Rod Watson: Merit pay for teachers? The kids win, Buffalo News
Binghamton firefighters' union says it will discuss methods to save costs, Binghamton Sun & Press-Republican
Our View: County right to consider privatization, Auburn Citizen
Albany police chief search process criticized, Times Union


February 10, 2010

Ken-Ton Schools: Rejection of contract suggested, Buffalo News
2 unions, Utica gear up for talks, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Rochester, labor union agree on 3-year contract, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Health insurance law stalls on legal issues, Poughkeepsie Journal
Woman fired for mocking Suozzi could be awarded more, Newsday
City of Lockport: Demotion threat led to officer’s retirement, Eggert says, Lockport Union-Sun and Journal
Saugerties school officials project 9% expense increase, Kingston Daily Freeman
Show me the money for firefighters, Sottile asks aldermen, Kingston Daily Freeman
Astorino wants to slash payouts for unused sick and vacation days, Journal News
Binghamton University to offer veteran employee buyouts, Binghamton Sun & Press-Republican
Expanding domestic partner benefits backed, Buffalo News
NYSCOBA blasts plan to close local DOCS prisons, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Senator’s report: Too much spent on prison OT, admin, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Derailing New York, New York Post
State of City address to focus on Binghamton's dire financial straits, Binghamton Sun & Press-Republican
Bloated MTA spends more but gets less, New York Post
Some municipalities paying for service on their planning, zoning board, Saratgoian
4-day work week among 'green' ideas in Penfield, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Exiled Queens teacher on payroll despite knocking up student, New York Post
The wrong layoffs, New York Post
You'll pay for their raise, New York Post
Orangetown seeks police-chief exam, Journal News
Leibell defends expenses after topping local list, Journal News
Ithaca considers $1.4M in employee salary increases, Ithaca Journal
$100G state workers up 16% in '09, Journal News
Katonah-Lewisboro eyes 25 to 30 teacher layoffs, Journal News
Searching for equity, Niagara Falls Gazette


February 08, 2010

State of City address to focus on Binghamton's dire financial straits, Binghamton Sun & Press-Republican
Bloated MTA spends more but gets less, New York Post
Some municipalities paying for service on their planning, zoning board, Saratgoian
4-day work week among 'green' ideas in Penfield, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Exiled Queens teacher on payroll despite knocking up student, New York Post
The wrong layoffs, New York Post
You'll pay for their raise, New York Post
Orangetown seeks police-chief exam, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Leibell defends expenses after topping local list, Journal News
Ithaca considers $1.4M in employee salary increases, Ithaca Journal
$100G state workers up 16% in '09, Journal News
Katonah-Lewisboro eyes 25 to 30 teacher layoffs, Journal News
Searching for equity, Niagara Falls Gazette
State jobs over $100K on the rise, Binghamton Sun & Press-Republican
Astorino's cuts miss mark, board says, Journal News
For Washington County, extra hours means extra costs, Glens Falls Post-Star
L. Falls considering raises for council members, mayor, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Business group: County board must act on health contributions plan, Journal News


February 05, 2010

Oswego Fire Chief responds to recent problems, Syracuse Post-Standard
New York State Labor Chief Is Confirmed to Federal Post, New York Times
Picking the public pocket: Few Council members kept promise to reject lulus, New York Daily News
State Controller Thomas DiNapoli rides MTA hard on runaway overtime tab, New York Daily News
Ulster Town Board abolishes police commission, Kingston Daily-Freeman
District picks lawyer again despite dispute, Journal News
City to fight police 12-hour shifts deal, Journal News
Teacher pension fund lost $9 billion last year while costs rose, Gotham Schools
Who's to blame in White Plains?, Journal News
4 southern Dutchess towns to form single assessing unit, Kingston Daily-Freeman
Our view: Utica mayor should push for police Kronos system, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Syracuse Common Council wants cuts in police, fire OT, Syracuse Post-Standard
Union leader: Mayoral control could negate contract, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Editorial: Pension costs are still too high, Poughkeepsie Journal
Time for pols to do the right thing on raises, Newsday
City's new tech guru Carole Wallace Post shrugs off Florida voting hiccup, New York Daily News
Orange objects to some titles held by police, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Union finds legislator's raise joke unfunny, Auburn Citizen
Retirement costs:Public employee benefits on the rise, Watertown Daily Times
Our view: Rein in extent of benefits for public workers, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Pompey town employee cleared of wrongdoing loses one town job, keeps other job, Syracuse Post-Standard
Suspended, fired, rehired employee now rides a desk and files action against city, Rome Sentinel
Monroe County social workers protest no contract, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Falls Schools: Teacher certification issues brought to light, Niagara Falls Gazette
Ex-Roslyn school chief felt 'entitled' to district money, Newsday
School creep's detention haul, New York Post
Klein bid to ease 'ax' rule, New York Post
Mayor Bloomberg's gloom and doom budget plan brings bad news for city workers, New York Daily News
Kingston school district, teachers’ union at impasse, Kingston Daily-Freeman
Mamaroneck schools chief: 54 layoffs possible for next year, Journal News
Health-care contributions under study, Journal News
Village 'obliged' to pay benefits to Risi, Herkimer Evening Telegram
Advocates fear state education cuts could lead to more layoffs, Gannett News Service
State Civil Service Commission: Jefferson County OK, but needs work, Watertown Daily Times
Falls Schools: Residency policy goes to court, Niagara Falls Gazette
Possible $1B funding for schools cause dispute between UFT and education officials, New York Daily News
Ex-police officer sues to oust police chief, Journal News
Report: New York prison system spends too much, Gannett News Service
Personnel issue takes CHS principal off job, Catskill Daily Mail
New assessor is working part time, Buffalo News


February 01, 2010

$8 billion benefits bombshell, New York Post
LIPA rescinds employees' 2 percent pay raises, Newsday
Few retired teachers 'double dip,' taking pension and another job, Poughkeepsie Journal
In Dutchess, educators' pensions top state average, Poughkeepsie Journal
School districts face higher pension payments, Poughkeepsie Journal
Gloversville school contract talks continue with help of state mediator, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Jones challenges mayor's hiring freeze in Oneida, Oneida Daily Dispatch
Editorial: Schmitt's raise rollback, Newsday
Probe of exiled teach's 'side biz', New York Post
What Mike must get from teachers, New York Post
Pols take aim at overtime 'abuse' in state's prisons, New York Daily News
Records say 8 prison superintendents living at luxe, state-owned mansions for low cost, New York Daily News
Editorial: A tale of two bloated pensions, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Rochester cuts $3 million in police overtime through tactical shift, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Mike's bonehead hires, New York Post
"It's the pensions, stupid: Cadillac retirement plans are killing the city ", New York Daily News
Wadnola orders review of Ulster personnel policy, Kingston Daily-Freeman
Saugerties school district job cuts take effect Monday, Kingston Daily-Freeman
Astorino predicts $60-million- plus budget gap, Journal News
Astorino's first test with county board, Journal News
Contributions to health plans are long overdue, Journal News
Shift in union membership felt in region, Glens Falls Post-Star
Activist: Disbar pension abusers, Albany Times Union
Schmitt proposes rescinding legislature pay raises, Newsday


January 29, 2010

Some state workers triple their salaries with huge amounts of overtime, New York Daily News
Bloomberg Unveils a Grim Budget, New York Times
Like the Crisis of the '70s, but Angrier, New York Times
Possible Teacher Layoffs Would Have Big Impact, New York Times
Mayor Bloomberg's budget cuts run deep through FDNY, NYPD, schools and services, New York Daily News
City union seeks mediation for contract, Auburn Citizen
Fire department union president files lawsuit against Johnson City mayor, Journal News
Saugerties school board restores positions, Kingston Daily-Freeman
Unions must help schools weather economic crisis, Journal News
LIPA rescinds employees' 2 percent pay raises, Newsday
Editorial: Don't rule out Sch'dy cop consolidation yet, Schenectady Daily Gazette


January 28, 2010

Tax jobs thaw freeze, Tax jobs thaw freeze
Overtime boosts sewer chief's pay, Albany Times Union
Female lieutenant files discrimination suit against Utica police, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Editorial: Free public salaries to spare budget, Glens Falls Post-Star
Mayor Says Teachers Must Take Smaller Raise in Next Contract or 2,500 Jobs Will Be Cut, New York Times
Monroe-Woodbury officials slapped with 2 more lawsuits, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Gov. David Paterson blames unions, legislators, Gannett News Service
County Salaries (Otsego), Oneonta Daily Star
Otsego approves '10 salaries, Oneonta Daily Star
James Sanders Jr. prepares for work in role with Civil Service and Labor Committee, New York Daily News
Can't duck city layoffs, Mayor Bloomberg warns, New York Daily News
Ulster County's yearly mileage payout averages $347,000, Kingston Daily-Freeman
Health care contributions, trends under review in Westchester, Journal News
Holland teachers get new four-year contract, Buffalo News
Budget cuts no picnic in park, Albany Times Union
Grant to study police mergers, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Schools back Paterson's call to end costly mandates, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Amid Budget Worries, Mayor Finds Jobs for Campaign Staff, New York Times
Our view: Utica should reconsider police grant, Utica Observer-Dispatch
OCC president's contract extended to 2016, Syracuse Post-Standard
Cayuga County lawmakers table vote to boost DA's pay, Syracuse Post-Standard
Editorial: Tough times to negotiate long-term contract, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Paterson talks about state's future -- and his own -- with editorial boards, Kingston Daily-Freeman
Legislators willing to pay part of their health premiums, Poughkeepsie Journal
Dave's business as usual: Same old, same old budget means slashed city services, New York Daily News
Ulster may abolish police commission, Kingston Daily-Freeman
Open meetings law concerns nixed Saugerties layoff talks, Kingston Daily-Freeman
A study in sabotage: Teachers union torpedoed state's shot at $700M, New York Daily News


January 25, 2010

Staggering cost of Utica teacher health benefits proves a burden to taxpayers, Utica Observer-Dispatch
A rerun on givebacks, Albany Times Union
Most U.S. Union Members Are Working for the Government, New Data Shows, New York Times
Union Membership is Strong in New York State, WXXI
Controversial police grant passed by Utica council, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Parents, students protest teacher's return after arrest, Glens Falls Post-Star
Talespin: No dual office holders here, Troy Record
Urbanski may stop mayor's plan for Rochester schools, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
How UFT torpedoed NY's shot at $700m, New York Post
How UFT torpedoed NY's shot at $700m, New York Post
Early school budget picture not pretty,
Early school budget picture not pretty, Journal News
Shared police department marks five years, Glens Falls Post-Star
PBA Cluckers Pluck Paterson, North Country Gazette
Judge says legislators can't hold town posts, Albany Times Union
Cops Notebook: What did you say?, Niagara Falls Gazette
Mineola, fire department settle age discrimination suit, Newsday
Bridge commission salaries at issue, Buffalo News
" Buffalo must reimburse police for health insurance premiums", Buffalo News
Buffalo must reimburse police for health insurance premiums, Buffalo News
"Roll call: Uniform cops can't gather at eateries ", Albany Times Union
Public salaries faulted for fiscal woes, Journal News
Orthodox cop who faced likely firing quits, Journal News
City, police union agree on new pact, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Judge Orders New York to Correct Bias in Fire Department, New York Times
Heat turned up on FDNY to pay for bias against minorities denied jobs, New York Daily News
Saugerties school union leaders skip job-saving talks, Kingston Daily-Freeman
"Common Council approves salary schedule for 2010 ", Buffalo News


January 21, 2010

Fulton County, CSEA suspend contract talks, await state budget, Schenectady Daily Gazette
How budget plan hits home, Albany Times Union
CSEA rejects deal at Potsdam Central, Watertown Daily Times
287 Jobs Threatened, Watertown Daily Times
Wrangling in Albany Pushes State’s Request for School Aid to the Wire, New York Times
'Powerful' lesson by teach unions, New York Post
Where the MTA must slash, New York Post
Knaves and Dwarves, New York Post
Court orders Yonkers to pay cop more than $26,600 in back wages, Journal News
JC plans transparency on police pact, Binghamton Sun & Press-Republican
Rough time for budget plan?, Albany Times Union
Governor plans to close 3 more North Country prisons, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
New York's Paterson Proposes Aid Cuts, New Taxes and Fees, Associated Press
Dutchess lawmakers' attendance rates 82% or better in 20091, Poughkeepsie Journal


January 19, 2010

Push to nix pay perks in council, New York Post
MTA 'Vision': The same old denial, New York Post
MTA is going to okay $100M transit worker pay hikes, but will appeal increases set for third year, New York Daily News
Fiscal crisis calls for unions to compromise, Journal News
School employees paid to switch health plans, Glens Falls Post-Star
Lafayette teachers criticize principal, Buffalo News
A top cop, cheap?, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Casino opens other seat on school board, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Candidate Thompson held back union-slam audit, New York Post
Rondout Valley schools, CSEA reach pact, Kingston Daily-Freeman
Utica saw no difference between police chief exams, attorney says, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Innovations, possible layoffs in chief's plan for MTA, Newsday
Jeffrey R. Fenster Picked for Workers’ Compensation Board Post, New York Times
West Canada superintendent resigns to take state position, Herkimer Evening Telegram
Officials target non-union county workers’ paid lunch hour, Glens Falls Post-Star
Former Niagara Falls Schools worker spared charges, Buffalo News
CSEA: Temps please join us, AlbanyTimes Union
School board member quits, probe ends, Times Union
CLCS, Teachers Approve Contract, Jamestown Post-Journal
Unions, Assembly push to end 'temporary' hires, Associated Press
No bailout likely as schools face big aid cuts, Buffalo News
Guv seeks to end pay for LI special district commissioners, Newsday
Legislators Gear Up For Tough Budget Fight As Fiscal Outlook Worsens, Capitol News
Rochester School Board Pay Could Be Lost in Mayoral Takeover …, WXXI
Judge rips into 'racist' FDNY hiring, New York Post
Judicial salaries; Lawsuits wrong way to get pay hike, Watertown Daily Times
Essex County department heads get raises, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Ramapo supervisor to run for lieutenant governor, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Ulster executive targets nepotism in government, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Kingston school district, CSEA reach three-year deal, Kingston Daily-Freeman
Retirement incentive approved for Akron faculty,
Teachers trade benefits for a raise, Auburn Citizen
Teachers trade benefits for a raise, Auburn Citizen
Troy releases overtime pay data, Times Union
Silver Creek BOE denies Teachers’ Association grievance, Dunkirk Observer


January 13, 2010

Cost of Utica teacher benefits? District won't say, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Our view: Tell public about benefits on retirement, Utica Observer-Dispatch
County revisits salary hikes tonight, Finger Lake Times
Change in state pension law prompted influx of last-minute applicants, Glens Falls Post-Star
Case against former teacher drags on, Glens Falls Post-Star
Saugerties school board approves midyear job cuts, Kingston Daily Freeman
Residents protest proposed layoffs, tax hike in Freeport, Newsday
Utica, unions revisit health costs, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Essex County holds hearing on salaries with 4.25% raises, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
City, firefighters reach deal, Finger Lake Times
Parents blast school board, demand employees be fired, Glens Falls Post-Star
New Castle to pay cop's legal bill, Journal News
Rochester School Board Pay Could Be Lost in Mayoral Takeover, WXXI


January 10, 2010

As firefighting costs rise, so does call for consolidating services, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
City, firefighters reach deal, Finger Lake Times
Case against former teacher drags on, Glens Falls Post-Star
Recession doesn't hold back Central New York teachers' raises, Syracuse Post-Standard
Taxpayers don't get to know what's in teacher contracts before they are approved, Syracuse Post-Standard
Aurora snowplow drivers air concerns about one-man trucks, Buffalo News
Meet old-school new teacher's union boss Michael Mulgrew, New York Daily News
Lacking class, New York Post
Ely caves to teachers: What"s up?, Schenectady Daily Gazette
JC suspends fire marshal over insubordination allegations, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Plan would give supervisors more oversight on take-home cars, Glens Falls Post-Star
Public speaking rules at government meetings vary across area, Oneida Dispatch
Mayor Robert Duffy wants to cut 15 city positions, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Editorial: How to flush $42,000 --ask a Schenectady cop, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Lake Placid board approves police contract, grants raises to other staff, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
School leader's contract to be decided, Albany Times Union
Fewer pupils, teachers likely in 2010-11 for Ken-Ton Schools, Buffalo News
Oneida mayor issues city hiring freeze, Oneida Dispatch
Yonkers shuffles police patrols; union balks, Journal News
Steinhaus changes health-insurance policy, Poughkeepsie Journal
Many Oneida Co. jobs unfilled after retirements, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Invest in your future and take some civil service exams, em>New York Daily News

Mangano's 160 firings common practice in transition process, Newsday


January 05, 2010

Think tank lists ideas for big New York state budget savings, Associated Press
Think tank: Freeze state salaries, cap school spending, eliminate pork, Gannett News Service
Budget advice: Slash pork barrel spending, freeze pay of state government workers, New York Daily News
Saving New York, $1B at a time: Gov. Paterson and Legislature should look to Empire Center report, New York Daily News
Group introduces plan to save New York $30 billion, New York Public Radio
Think-tank recommends New York block raises for state workers, WTEN
$queeze & freeze, New York Post
Fixing what's broke, New York Post
Pay Freeze Plan, Fox 23 News
Report outlines ways N.Y. can save $30 billion, Rochester Business Journal
Former JC trustee warns: Village needs to curb firefighter costs, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
10 highest salaries in Kent went to police in 2008, Journal News
Saugerties speakers favor one police force, Kingston Daily Freeman
UFT charter chicanery, New York Post


January 04, 2010

State orders local lawmakers to better track their worked hours, Ithaca Journal
Police, firefighters top Yonkers' 2008 salaries list with overtime pay, Journal News
Dave's trooper train, New York Post
Public employees' flush new year, New York Post
Albany pension reforms: Still too risky for New York State?, Syracuse Post-Standard
New tracking rules for state officials in effect, Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Human rights board keeps up the fight, Journal News
Highway workers top Putnam Valley salary list, Journal News
FDNY reinstates 5-person engine crews, Staten Island Advance
Editorial: No unused sick, vacation pay for mayor, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Feds, city tell judge: hiring quota for minorities in FDNY is bad idea, New York Daily News
Ex-sheriff lieutenant's termination overturned, Auburn Citizen
Staff shortage closes Johnson City's South Side fire station for Friday, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Brown ousts Gipson as city's top cop, Buffalo News
New Rochelle fire union votes to hold raises, save jobs, Journal News


December 14, 2009

Drastic Cuts Are Expected as M.T.A. Unveils Budget, New York Times
Judge grants transit workers' 11.3% raises, despite MTA financial woes, New York Daily News
Judge Denies M.T.A. Bid to Set Aside Raises, New York Times
M.T.A. Moves to Slash Pay and Service, New York Times
State pols' aides leading double lives: 49 key staffers face conflict over positions, New York Daily News
Albany's double trouble: Pernicious pols put political aides in charge of campaign cash, New York Daily News
Sheriff backs joint police force, Watertown Daily Times
Firefighters plan JC protest, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Firefighters plan JC protest, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
President of PBA 'very optimistic' about police union's talks with city, Watertown Daily Times
Lockport firefighter’s union, city still sparring, Buffalo News
Mayor: We’ll make do with current police staffing, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Tier V praised as saving billions, Albany Times Union
Buffalo Teachers Federation claims delays in hearing its grievances, Buffalo News
County sheriff's union trades raises for job security, Glens Falls Post-Star
Newfield teachers accept 1-year contract, Ithaca Journal
With jobs in jeopardy, Saugerties teachers await fate, Kingston Daily Freeman
Sullivan official: Layoffs could be costly, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Both current and former teachers ask judge to nix 'rubber rooms' for teachers booted from classroom, New York Daily News
Both current and former teachers ask judge to nix 'rubber rooms' for teachers booted from classroom, New York Daily News
TWU: cruisin' for a bruisin', New York Post
Port Authority to Cut Staff by 150, Associated Press


December 10, 2009

State managers: Where's our raise?, Albany Times Union
Herkimer Co. might hand out bonuses next year, Utica Observer-Dispatch
BCS predicts budget shortfall, elimination of 12 positions, Dunkirk Observer
BOCES superintendent predicts midyear staff cuts, Glens Falls Post-Star
Changes to budget could save city jobs, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Budget saves scores of jobs, Albany Times Union
Schools look to tap retirement reserve to balance budgets, Glens Falls Post-Star
White Plains PBA contract gives 3.75%, 4% raises, Journal News
Onteora school board approves teachers' contract, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Shen and union agree on contract, Schenectady Daily Gazette
A lesson from Long Island, New York Post
LI can't afford overly generous compensation deals, Newsday
Syracuse mayor's new job a case of patronage politics, Syracuse Post-Standard
Insurgents Oust Transit Union's Leaders, New York Times
6 Westchester Democrats propose county cuts, mergers, Journal News
Toussaint rival John Samuelsen elected president of TWU, New York Daily News
Roger foe wins TWU, New York Post
Johnson City fire captain, president of union, receives 30-day suspension, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Spring Valley mayor hires East Ramapo trustee as assistant, Journal News
Code enforcement chief suspended without pay by W. Seneca board, Buffalo News
Kriss, forced-out Westchester aide, got $200,000 in final year, Journal News
Ex-Yonkers peace officer says he was fired for saying partner was suicidal, Journal News
Mamaroneck mayor cites savings in replacing attorney with ex-trustee, Journal News
Former White Plains employee to get $666,800 from lawsuit, Journal News
Victor suspends employee again, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Failed first test; Openness agency closes its doors, Watertown Daily Times


December 07, 2009

Critics blast state pension reforms, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Lawmakers OK pension, outsourcing bills, Gannett News Service
State adopts reforms to pension system and outsourcing, but faces criticism, Gannett News Service
Reining in pension costs, Buffalo News
Pension reform passes in Albany, with concessions, Journal News
Teachers' pension deal will cost in '11, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Board's Hiring Sets Off a School War, New York Times
Peeve of absence, New York Post
Ex-comptroller is Peekskill's top earner, Journal News
Ramapo's Orthodox cop put on leave, Journal News
East Ramapo weighs contracting its transportation services, Journal News
Canandiagua firefighter union fights layoffs, Canandaigua Daily
Just post everything to ease access, Albany Times Union
Injured officers endure 10-year wait for state disability while Pleasantville pays, Journal News
Pay more severance, court orders Williamsville, Buffalo News
SeeThroughNY Web tool has flaws, Finger Lake Times
District faces year of tough choices, Glens Falls Post-Star
Officer's service vacates position, Glens Falls Post-Star
Town, Village Police Coverage To Come Before Public Safety Committee, Jamestown Post-Journal
Mt. Vernon proposes 3.9% property-tax increase, layoffs, Journal News
Erie County: Control board OKs funds for union contract, Buffalo News
Canandaigua firefighters charge city with improper practices, Canandaigua Daily
Council OKs contract extension for city manager, Finger Lake Times
Glens Falls new budget proposal spares some layoffs, Glens Falls Post-Star
Harrison taxes would rise 20.8% under proposed budget, Journal News
Mount Vernon proposes 3.9 percent city tax hike plus some layoffs, Journal News
Milan taxes to rise 17% in 2010 budget, Poughkeepsie Journal
Madison County lawmakers reject bill that required them to contribute toward health benefits, Syracuse Post-Standard
Mayor resists time-clock system for his office, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Pension plan cuts costs, helps unions, Associated Press
NY pension 'reform' helped by deal with teachers' union, Newsday
Editorial: Pay cuts may be too late, Glens Falls Post-Star
North Castle residents list ways to cut $23M budget, Journal News
Saugerties school district warns 36 teachers of possible layoffs, Kingston Daily Freeman
Kingston Council Oks Budget, Kingston Daily Freeman
Job cuts, but no toll hikes in Port Authority budget, Middletown Times Herald-Record


December 03, 2009

Legislature Passes Measures on Budget and Pensions, but Critics See Only Half Steps, New York Times
Dave, time to break the deal: Highly touted pension agreement with unions was full of holes, New York Daily News
'Reform' landmines, New York Post
Deficit gets $2.7B trim, Albany Times Union
Town of Orchard Park: Retirees’ health benefits to be discussed by board, Buffalo News
North Castle tangles over health coverage for elected officials, Journal News
Economy forces some LI teachers to accept smaller raises, Newsday
Terms of recently signed LI teacher contracts, Newsday
Kingston police union OKs job-saving deal, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Kingston mayor, police agree to save union jobs, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Lockport: Firefighters' union sues city, Buffalo News
Spa City's top chiefs retiring, Glens Falls Post-Star
Teachers union, Middletown board settle dispute, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Sullivan unions, officials work toward saving money, positions, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Fire Department to Reduce Crew Sizes on Pumpers to Limit Overtime Pay, New York Times
Chiefs conclude careers: Police and fire retirements may save jobs, Saratogian
Search for police boss, Albany Times Union
Ulster lawmakers not cutting their salaries, Kingston Daily Freeman
Kingston police reject deal, Kingston Daily Freeman
The chief judge's sweet racket, New York Post
State tells 5 LI lawyers pensions will be revoked again, Newsday
Utica police grant dead? Not so fast, Utica Observer-Dispatch


November 30, 2009

It's repair time in N.Y., Albany Times Union
A new volley on the deficit, Albany Times Union
Paterson takes $1.6 billion in emergency action, Associated Press
Paterson plans to act unilaterally to close gap, Buffalo News
Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta eyes staff cuts to cover cost of increased FDNY sick leave, New York Daily News
Fact or fiction?, Albany Times Union
County executives' salaries, Newsday
What do county executives do, exactly?, Newsday
Compared to others across the state, local school districts' aid high, pupil cost-ratio low, Finger Lake Times
Buchanan cops highest-paid in region, Journal News
Broome CC to approve contract with president, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Ossining town plans tax increase, staff cuts, Journal News
Horn's contract under evaluation, Finger Lake Times
Mike wants OK to ax teachers & schools, New York Post
Wyandanch interim school superintendent balks at critics, Newsday
New Castle voters to decide on police hearing officer, Journal News
Board hiring 'a declaration of war', Journal News
Mayor Says Student Scores Will Factor Into Teacher Tenure, New York Times
Mayor pushes Albany to act on education reform, New York Post
Lawsuit: Schenectady school district allowed Raucci abuse, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Superintendents council rebukes M'town board member, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Supervisors may give up free insurance, would receive big raises to make up for part of their loss, Oneida Dispatch
Teachers union OKs contract extension, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Madison County lawmaker proposes doing away with supervisors' free medical Insurance, Syracuse Post-Standard
Liverpool school board approves 3.65 percent pay raise it rejected a week ago, Syracuse Post-Standard
Our view: Public pacts must consider taxpayers, Utica Observer-Dispatch
NY's bloated Legislature, New York Post
State: No proof of Raucci's overtime, Albany Times Union


November 23, 2009

Paterson warns of 'furloughs, layoffs,' and more if state can't close huge $3.2B budget gap, New York Daily News
Governor keeps open buyout window, Albany Times Union
Lockport unions OK contracts, Buffalo News
Town and village of Westfield consider merging, Dunkirk Observer
Brocton-Fredonia set advisory vote on school merger, Dunkirk Observer
Payroll tight, stipends eliminated in Orchard Park budget, Buffalo News
'Hate club' costs Tioga employee her job, Ithaca Journal
Picente: Economy will affect contract negotiations, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Wheatfield may seek vote on salaries, Buffalo News
Alderman says city workers should join different union, Kingston Daily Freeman
LaFayette spends more on instruction per student than any other district, Syracuse Post-Standard
Legislators required to disclose potential conflicts of interest, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Top N.Y. court backs county in same-sex benefits case, Journal News
Ramapo offers buyouts to reduce work force, costs, Journal News
City Hall Budget Maneuver Quietly Encourages Job Cuts, New York Times
Wheatfield may seek vote on salaries, Buffalo News
Alderman says city workers should join different union, Kingston Daily Freeman
Probe slams ex-Ulster health director for endangering public, Middletown Times Herald-Record
JC, fire officials differ on village fire safety, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Harrison considers reducing police force, overtime to trim budget, Journal News
Database lists local schools' spending, Journal News
City of Lockport: Payroll-cutting deals struck with 2 unions, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Monroe has top-paid town worker, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Sullivan unions want county to show efforts to save jobs, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Cop patrol cutback in Cornwall-on-Hudson could save cash, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Despite fragile finances, MTA budget contains no fare hikes, toll increases or service cuts for 2010,
Rome spends $19,653 for every pupil, Rome Sentinel
How Rome school spending compares, Rome Sentinel
What school districts spend per pupil, Rome Sentinel


November 18, 2009

Paterson threatens layoffs as talks stall, Buffalo News
Rochester School District, union agree to 1-year extension for teachers, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Bloomberg: Layoffs may be needed to trim budget, New York Post
Retirement health benefits drive pact with city police, Poughkeepsie Journal
Save jobs, Kingston police chief urges, Kingston Daily Freeman
Lawmakers, unions pan pay deferral plan, Journal News
City of Lockport: Union contracts up for Council vote tonight, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Only 2 on Somers payroll top $100G, Journal News
County, CSEA negotiations moving slowly, Batavia Daily News
Private duty as public pays, Albany Times Union
Union challenges promotion of Buffalo police, Buffalo News
White Plains Dems say they're excluded from police, fire arbitration, Journal News
Sullivan County budget raises taxes, cuts jobs, Kingston Daily Freeman
Sullivan County budget calls for layoffs, concessions, Middletown Times Herald-Record
City Council: Six settlement approved, new policies coming, Niagara Gazette
Public deserves to know results of police disciplinary cases, Syracuse Post-Standard
Web site updates allow taxpayers to compare school spending, Empire Center
Higher insurance, pension costs to boost tax rate 25%, Buffalo News
Staff cuts proposed to make up budget gap in city, Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Police top earners in Carmel, Journal News
Steinhaus vetoes mandatory insurance pay-ins, Kingston Daily Freeman
Claiming work and play in Hawaii, Albany Times Union
Residency bill, an Ellis legacy, comes to vote, Albany Times Union
Court backs Cuomo probe of new pension cases, Gannett News Service
Tuition for teachers' children is approved, Glens Falls Post-Star
City's public safety commissioner resigns before he's fired, Journal News
Judges collect pension and regular pay, and it's perfectly legal, Journal News
Suffolk police Commish prepares to hire 200 recruits, Newsday
Rye city manager proposes 1.5% tax rate increase, smaller staff, Journal News
A question of life and death: Why can't TA sack a bus driver who says he wants to kill?, New York Daily News
The merit-pay test, New York Post


November 09, 2009

Time to rein in public-sector compensation, Journal News
Harrison proposed pay cuts stem from 'dire' financial situation, Journal News
Harrison mayor's plan to slash salaries draws fire from town workers, Journal News
Freeze teacher pay, New York Post
Mike's new 'musts', New York Post
CSEA protests wage-freeze proposal, Watertown Daily Times
Freeze wages now, New York Post
Labor Unions Quiet On Reasons For Pay Increases, Better Benefits, Jamestown Post-Journal
Onondaga County Legislature votes to lay off 133 workers to balance budget, Syracuse Post-Standard
Lawyer in pension case agrees to settle, will pay $240G, Newsday
Medical costs for officials raise tax bill estimates, Buffalo News
Top earner in Lewisboro for 2008: youth cop, Journal News
Elmsford police sergeant is highest paid among Greenburgh's 6 villages, Journal News
Wall Street losses could slam school budgets, Glens Falls Post-Star
Canandaigua City Council decisions on firefighters called 'murder', Canandaigua Daily
Plan to cut firefighters draws ire, Canandaigua Daily
Union nixes $800G bond as school aides face the ax, New York Daily News
Spare city workers, speakers urge aldermen, Kingston Daily Freeman
Steinhaus budget calls for 25 layoffs, Kingston Daily Freeman
Retired teachers eyed to substitute, Watertown Daily Times
JC dissolution too close to call, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Judge: New Rochelle erred, must pay cops' lost wages for overtime shifts, Journal News
White Plains commissioner defies council over union schedules, Journal News
With Teachers' Contract Set to End, Talks Are Quiet, New York Times
Kingston school administrators receive raises in two-year pact, Kingston Daily Freeman
Erie County's blue-collar union OKs contract, Buffalo News
Transit workers ratify contract, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Officials finishing severance for ousted police chief, Journal News
Schools chief leaves Chester with hefty pay, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Elections: County follows downsizing trend, Niagara Gazette


October 29, 2009

Public workers enjoy golden nest eggs, Journal News
Find NY state and local pensions (2009), Journal News
Suffolk pact to avoid 60 police layoffs, Newsday
Court orders pension benefits restored, Gannett News Service
Arbitrator John Zuccotti, who granted transit workers 11% raises, charged MTA $900 an hour, New York Daily News
Welcome to New York! New MTA chief Jay Walder called a 'doody-head' by union official, New York Daily News
Ex-Detective Accepts Offer of $750,001 From the City, New York Times
Override of Dutchess pay veto expected, Kingston Daily Freeman
Firefighters union sounds alarm, Troy Record
Retirement benefit for Mt. Kisco ambulance workers on ballot, Journal News
City to use GPS devices to fight winter snowfall, Buffalo News
Off-duty cops ask Kingston residents to protest layoff plans, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Retired teachers sue Broadalbin-Perth over health benefits, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Is $5,000 stipend boost a back-door pay hike?, Albany Times Union
Report: 'I leave New York', Albany Times Union
1.5 million New Yorkers leave, state still grows, Gannett News Service
Buffalo: Council will consider benefits for domestic partners, Buffalo News
Lockport: Three union contracts may be on Council agenda, Buffalo News
Cattaraugus County: Legislators to settle on pay raises, Buffalo News
Steinhaus vows to keep taxes flat, cut 70 jobs in Dutchess, Kingston Daily Freeman
Steinhaus budget plan cuts 70 positions, freezes tax levy, Poughkeepsie Journal
Judge orders DC37 union to put up $800K to cover aides' cost while case is decided in court, New York Daily News
1.5 million New Yorkers leave, state still grows, Gannett News Service
Court: DiNapoli must give back seized pensions, Newsday


October 26, 2009

Randi's Red Herring, New York Post
Public workers enjoy golden nest eggs, Journal News
Feds probing Medicaid fraud at SUNY firm, Albany Times Union
Public pension sign-ups surge, Albany Times Union
Seneca jail officers arrested: Charges follow alleged rape of female employee, Finger Lake Times
Elmira braces for pension impact, Elmira Star-Gazette
No more 'stint work' for trash collectors, mayor says, Kingston Daily Freeman
State ends flu shot mandate, Albany Times Union
Residency, hiring policy stir debate at Niagara Falls School Board, Buffalo News
3:01 p.m. Good-bye! Without a contract, CLCS teachers leave together, Dunkirk Observer
Taxpayers request pay cut in Clarkstown, Journal News
Saugerties police chief can stay on job, Kingston Daily Freeman
Grade teachers, the right way, Albany Times Union
In Queensbury, little progress on teachers contract, Glens Falls Post-Star
Kingston police carry petitions to protest layoffs, Kingston Daily Freeman
We can't afford 4% raise for teachers, says mayoral candidate Thompson, New York Daily News
City OKs 3% pay hikes for its firefighters, Poughkeepsie Journal
Albany insanity, caught on tape: Senators fight to preserve an expensive relic-- stenographers, New York Daily News
MTA big fights pay hikes: Arbitrator's proposed transit worker raises too costly, says new chairman, New York Daily News
Suspended cop faces more trouble with law, Albany Times Union


October 19, 2009

Delay termed a strike, Albany Times Union
Officials: Town of Union residents would see no changes if Johnson City dissolved, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Court ruling further snarls 4-year legal fight over city firefighter raises, Buffalo News
Paying for Pensions, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Greece supervisor defends role in police scandal, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Greece official discusses police probe, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
As union and Onondaga County refuse to bend, 138 jobs are lost, Syracuse Post-Standard
Seasonal workers win ruling on wage freeze, Buffalo News
Audit of Lackawanna Schools faults payments to retirees, Buffalo News
Waterloo board OKs union contract, Finger Lake Times
Public-workers union gets restraining order on New York's H1N1 mandate, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Paterson Proposes Cuts to Close Deficit, New York Times
$3B in cuts 'very painful plan', Albany Times Union
Monticello village clerk arraigned on double-dipping charges, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Court papers show city thought to hire school aides to deal with H1N1 briefly and without benefits, New York Daily News
Why do so many LIRR retirees apply for disability?, Newsday
Limestone voters approve dissolving village; taxes expected to drop by 46%, Buffalo News Mayor: CSEA won’t agree to city snow-plowing plan, Glens Falls Post-Star
Injured Westchester correction officers can sue for back pay, court says, Journal News
10% tax hike, 28 layoffs in Kingston budget, Kingston Daily Freeman
Ex-New Windsor justice sues for benefits, Middletown Times Herald-Record
New York must slash spending: It's the state's only way out of this huge, growing budget hole, New York Daily News
Ho-Hum Commute on a Union’s ‘Day of Outrage’, New York Times


October 14, 2009

Trading ideas on state deficit, Albany Times Union
Town supervisors heed calls for austerity, Buffalo News
Onondaga County Legislature votes to lay off 133 workers to balance budget, Syracuse Post-Standard
Onteora deal averts strike by teachers, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Onteora school district, teachers reach pact, Kingston Daily Freeman
Dutchess leaders to pay part of health insurance costs, Kingston Daily Freeman
Bill OK'd requiring officials to pay health insurance premium, Poughkeepsie Journal
Quiet police pact in Albany, Albany Times Union
Editorial: Superintendent salaries send wrong signal, Newsday
Study: 18 of NY's top-paid school officials work on LI, Newsday
Audit: Comsewogue superintendent got $739,000 golden parachute, Newsday
Forced to take cash, not time off, Albany Times Union
Pension fund contributions burden local government, Kingston Daily Freeman
Hudson Valley courts face overtime pay squeeze, Middletown Times Herald-Record
County expected to pass law requiring officials to chip in for health insurance, Poughkeepsie Journal
Port Chester ex-officials press to keep benefits, Journal News
Two residents urge Marilla Town Board to rethink pay raises for officials, Buffalo News
Highway superintendent was Brewster's top earner in 2008, Journal News
School employee contests firing, claims Falls house as home, Buffalo News
Onteora teacher strike vote blocked, Kingston Daily Freeman
Union files grievances against city, Kingston Daily Freeman
The TWU's next outrage, New York Post
Clarkstown group 'Disgusted' by taxes, Journal News
County considering wage freeze, Watertown Daily Times
Breslin budget cuts jobs, hikes taxes, Albany Times Union
Cuomo seeks law to protect pension fund, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Cuomo seeks to remove comptroller as sole trustee of N.Y. pension fund, Gannett News Service
City Of Lockport: City loses fire staffing case, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Cut aldermen's benefits, Middletown candidate says, Middletown Times Herald-Record
City to let go of 530 school aides: Principals question logic for lowest-paid workers to be fired, New York Daily News
Behind the unions' shift on charters, New York Post
New Oversight Has Not Cut Approvals of L.I.R.R. Disability Claims, New York Times
Hundreds of angry employees speak out against proposed Onondaga County budget, Syracuse Post-Standard
Utica school officials address OT, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Arbitrators to decide deputies contract, Watertown Daily Times
County leaders want 17 more jobs cut, Glens Falls Post-Star
Legislators cut jobs in Putnam budget, reinstate others, Journal News
Kingston could lose 6 police officers, Kingston Daily Freeman
Raises are offered to Red Hook teachers, Kingston Daily Freeman
Falls Schools: District replacing axed employees, Niagara Gazette
City delays vote on pay raise for firefighters, Poughkeepsie Journal


October 07, 2009

Ex-Liberal chief steals $800,000, Albany Times Union
Editorial: Nassau DA's pension reforms deserve attention, Newsday
Nassau grand jury report details pension abuses, Newsday
City's control board to approach Court of Appeals on salary steps, Buffalo News
Taxpayers need protection in face of pension costs, Corning Leader
Our view: Utica leaders fail the public with stipends, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Get real with TWU: 11% raise is totally out of step with hard economic times, New York Daily News
'Loser' lawyers cost MTA $1M, New York Post
Thompson loves the TWU, New York Post
Capital Profile: Richard Iannuzzi, Albany Times Union
A teachers' contract that helps kids, New York Post
Our View: Firefighter contracts fair compromise, Auburn Citizen
A lesson for New York: D.C. schools have the right idea about how to evaluate teachers, New York Daily News
Memo puts layoffs in play, Albany Times Union
Council approves firefighters' contracts, Auburn Citizen
Rye teacher-contract dispute drags into third school year, Journal News
Tax hike, layoffs proposed for Ulster, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Police, fire money must be spared in budget crisis, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Council to vote on firefighters contracts, Auburn Citizen
Ulster County budget cuts jobs and spending but raises tax levy, Kingston Daily Freeman
Job transfers rile Kingston union activists, Kingston Daily Freeman
Deal could give New York State power over hundreds of public authorities, New York Daily News
North Syracuse mayor quiet on reports of police chief firing, Syracuse Post-Standard
CSEA, county discuss contract, Watertown Daily Times
Olean firefighters file grievance against city, Olean Times-Herald
67 city workers offered buyouts, Poughkeepsie Journal
63 Oneida County employees to retire, Utica Observer-Dispatch


September 28, 2009

Furloughs, layoffs may be state's next steps, Newsday
Local communities must pay more after state pension change, Journal News Public-sector pay tops private sector, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Rye city manager earns $198K while collecting pension for same job, Journal News Orange bosses' health benefits trigger debate, Middletown Times Herald-Record
County's attorneys have more than earned their health benefits, Poughkeepsie Journal
Huntington's $185M budget plan holds line on taxes, Newsday
Givebacks sought from workers at county jail, Buffalo News
Bus drivers might get bonuses, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Amherst board approves buyouts up to $30,000 for 20 workers, Buffalo News
Niagara Falls: Falls school board axes seven employees due to residency, Niagara Gazette
Chief suspended for racial remark, Albany Times Union
Public pays for mistakes, Glens Falls Post-Star
Spa City agrees to $5,000 payment to settle claim, Glens Falls Post-Star
Auburn reaches tentative pact with its firefighter unions, Syracuse Post-Standard
NIAGARA FALLS: Upon closer inspection, Niagara Gazette
Mount Hope police start union, aim for new contract, Middletown Times Herald-Record
School districts, teachers turn to state mediators, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Communications Workers seeks Suffolk employees' vote, Newsday
Holland teachers seek negotiations, Buffalo News
Spokesman: Sullivan was driving state police vehicle, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Carmel officials pay town back for personal cell phone calls, Journal News Ex-Brighton principal claims discrimination, Canandaigua Daily Messenger


September 21, 2009

179,000 public salaries revealed, Albany Times Union
Clarkstown cops among top public earners, Journal News
Salaries available for all public employees in New York State, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Reports compare NY public employees' salaries, Gannett News Service
Log on and check out local payroll, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Placid is peak of local government pay list, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
NY group shows municipal worker salaries, Associated Press
Web site shines light on salaries, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
1,089 state workers plan to take severance pay offer, Buffalo News
NY state workers take retirement incentive, Associated Press
State lauds buyouts; unions want more, Albany Times Union
Records: State Legislature salaries vary widely, Gannett News Service
Unshackle Upstate wants public salaries scrutinized, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
A bendable rule rolls out as Gov. Paterson attempts to put brakes on officials' cars, New York Daily News
LI's highest-paid cop made $246,374 going after drunken drivers, Newsday
Most LI cops earn more than $100,000 annually, Newsday
Village police find pay parity with county cops, Newsday
Firefighters among Scarsdale's top earners, Journal News
Line-up pay common but expensive, Utica Observer-Dispatch
MTA OKs deal for new chief, New York Post
Salary, and Then Some, Approved for Transit Head, New York Times
Onondaga County executive to propose budget with 2.9 percent property tax hike, 51 layoffs, Syracuse Post-Standard
Council says employees who are city residents can't move out, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Oneida County legislators OK retirement plan, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Administrative staff in Dutchess petition to form union, Kingston Daily Freeman
Protesters ask Islip not to cut 70 workers, Newsday
Pay ruling for laid-off employees disputed, Buffalo News
Oneida County legislators OK retirement plan, Utica Observer-Dispatch


September 14, 2009

Butler prison staying open, Finger Lake Times
Carcieri, unions reach compromise: 12 unpaid work days, Providence Journal
Streamlining state government, Stateline.org
Putnam exec seeks 32 job cuts for 2010, Journal News
Public employees need to pay fair share, Poughkeepsie Journal
Fire union's head seeks return to bargaining, Buffalo News
Firefighters' suit on cap for overtime dismissed, Buffalo News
Board to review revised nepotism policy in October, Troy Record
Schools 'idle'-ize needed teachers, New York Post
Left in the pool: Principals not hiring teachers from closed schools, despite financial incentives, New York Daily News
County seeks payroll savings, Watertown Daily Times
Connolly to be arraigned, Finger Lake Times
Niagara Falls: School Board may fire 9 employees who live outside district boundaries, Buffalo News


September 10, 2009

State agencies under Paterson may see more cuts, Newsday
MTA asks judge to kill contract for transit workers over blunders made in evaluating finances, New York Daily News
MTA suit: No $$ for raises, New York Post
Islip manages to save 25 positions from budget ax, Newsday
Levy, Suffolk PBA reach tentative pact on concessions, Newsday
Let's have a second vote for firefighter pensions in Gorham, Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Oneida school board approves contracts, Oneida Dispatch
Gloversville to release results of probe, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Schenectady officer faces charges, Albany Times Union
Critics slam Mt. Vernon comptroller over teaching job, Journal News
Pension costs for localities to rise 61%, Gannett News Service


August 31, 2009

A power tiff over state jobs, Albany Times Union
Local governments expect big jump in pension costs, Elmira Star-Gazette
State works to improve inquiries into teacher misconduct, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Albany County starts worker furloughs, Albany Times Union
Buffalo: City schools' payroll data won't be going online, Buffalo News
Full-timers in Rockland's 2 smallest police depts. earn more than $100,000, Journal News
Amid hiring freeze, principals leave jobs empty, New York Times
Niagara Falls schools: Employees vow fight over residency policy, Buffalo News
Court restores pension, Albany Times Union
Gorham firefighters to get pensions, Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Batavia: Council to discuss firefighters' contract, Buffalo News
City Hall could see layoffs, Kingston Daily Freeman
City fire union's grievance continues, Batavia Daily News
Mayor, union to discuss employee sharing, Glens Falls Post-Star
Yonkers teacher salaries above 7-county average, Journal News
RPD union blasts demotions of six investigators, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Husband, father of Milton town employees steps down from ethics committee, Saratogian


August 27, 2009

MTA asks court to toss 11% pay hike, New York Daily News
Park police patrols pinched, Albany Times Union
Mount Vernon firefighter points to New Haven case in asking judge to rule for him in race suit, Journal News
Picente: Retirement incentives to help cut costs, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Mayor Bloomberg deposed in firefighters racial discrimination lawsuit, backs exams, New York Daily News
Mayor Testifies He Does Not Recall Report on Firefighter Exam Result Differences, New York Times
Nassau County to pay $600G to officer in harassment case, Newsday
Editorial: Double-dipping in Albany, Kingston Daily Freeman
Payrolls for local agencies on the Web, Hornell Evening Tribune
Judge: Reinstate attorney to state pension system, Newsday
Lynbrook asserts its attorneys entitled to pension, Newsday
What would a village/town merger mean?, Niagara Gazette
Some districts recall, hire teachers, Albany Times Union
County manager Allen placed on leave, Auburn Citizen
Ulster eyes employee cell phone use, Kingston Daily Freeman
Wales board to shun pay raises, plan smaller in creases for workers, Buffalo News
WACS renews Sissel's contract, Dunkirk Observer


August 24, 2009

Park police call for more staff, Troy Record
Find the facts: Something smells about the MTA-union wage arbitration, New York Daily News
Despite His Words, Bloomberg Backed Transit Workers' Raises, Union Leader Says, New York Times
Mayor Bloomberg privately OKd raises for transit workers, says union head, New York Daily News
'Flip' on transit raises, New York Post
County's plans to reduce health insurance costs won't affect legislators' benefit packages, Watertown Daily Times
Nine lawmakers have health insurance; all take some coverage, Watertown Daily Times
Falls schools: Board fires 10 for violating residency, Niagara Gazette
Arbitrator rules JC doesn't have to fill position in fire department, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Nassau Sheriff's officer sues over denied family leave, Newsday
Greece fires suspended police sergeant; attorney expects arrest Monday, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
NYC teacher sues city, saying students harass her, Associated Press
Police chief keeps his job, Corning Leader
New Elmira school superintendent working without a contract, Elmira Star-Gazette
Town rehires cops, Oneonta Daily Star
Indictment won't affect Greece police chief's hearing, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Woodstock cop charged in $20G theft from PBA, Kingston Daily Freeman


August 20, 2009

Jobs are stickier in NY's public sector, NY Fiscal Watch
Some NY lawmakers collect pension pay and salaries, Associated Press
'Retirement' golden for McEneny, Albany Times Union
Corrections officers say budget cuts affect safety, Auburn Citizen
Espada taps $350,000, Albany Times Union
City, union leaders finalize health care plan, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Public employees can help in this economy, Journal News
Schools chief provides a lesson in sacrifices, Albany Times Union
Onondaga County faces pay cuts, layoffs to close $50 million budget gap, Syracuse Post-Standard
Onondaga County nurses reject plan for pay cuts, Syracuse Post-Standard
Ulster County exec moves to extend buyouts, Kingston Daily Freeman
Ulster County expanding early retirement program, Middletown Times Herald-Record
State: Saratoga owes female employees $40,000, Albany Times Union
Female police officers, dispatchers win damages, Saratogian
Ex-transit big Sander ripped by MTA board, New York Daily News
MTA board out of loop, New York Post
Mike likes Taylor-made, New York Post
Union pick bill eyes tweak in Taylor law, New York Post
What--you want responsibility?, New York Post
Residency battle for city workers seems to die down after Council overrides Mayor's veto, New York Daily News
Troy school district recalls 10 laid-off teachers, Troy Record
Spadafora: Teacher raises would boost property taxes, Oneida Daily Dispatch
City of Tonawanda: Pension, health costs raise tax rate, Buffalo News
Greece Police Chief Rahn indictment related to hiring, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle South Bristol highway chief admits theft, Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Teacher accused of fondling students to get paid on road to firing, New York Daily News
Ruling exonerates suspended Horseheads police chief, Elmira Star-Gazette
My View: Town of Newburgh has supported expanding Police Department, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Horses taking our jobs: Haverstraw cops, Journal News
Comptroller: Stipends must be returned, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Union request still hazy, Catskill Daily Mail


August 17, 2009

Sunshine needed for NY labor pacts, New York Post
TWU pay-raise rage, New York Post
Trainwreck of a contract, New York Post
State worker buyout list expanding, Albany Times Union
Police unions implicated in waterfront agency probe, Newsday
Brown defends handling of city’s public records, Buffalo News
1 in 10 White Plains workers earned $110G, Journal News
Advocate: White Plains has no basis to withhold salaries data, Journal News
Southeast's town attorney tops pay list, Journal News
JC dissolution: Police a sticking point, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
County workers: Pay for jobs, not time clocks, Glens Falls Post-Star
Union seeks contract exception, Catskill Daily Mail
Former Rye city manager plans to sue for severance, Journal News
Antwerp raises hourly rate for part-time police force, Watertown Times
CSEA head slams use of Nassau jail inmate work crews, Journal News
At emotional meeting, Islip approves worker layoffs, Journal News
DA: Seasonal deputies shouldn’t write tickets, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Ulster County offers 31 workers early retirement incentive, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Union: Investigation of Delhi officers must stop, Oneonta Daily Star
Sheriff's secretary's OT case may be headed to arbitration, Utica Observer-Dispatch


August 10, 2009

Tracking the recession: Buyouts lure 9,000 state workers into retirement, Stateline.org
New York pension fund pays commissions for losses, Associated Press
DiNapoli: Rise in pension rates will impact local governments, Gannett News Service
What hiring freeze?! Gov. Paterson hires 'club' pal Gabrielle Turner, New York Daily News
Audit: Loss defies count, Albany Times Union
Sweet Home School Board OKs 3-year teachers pact, Buffalo News
Wayne psychiatrist on probation, Finger Lake Times
Bronxville administrator tops pay list, Journal News
Council pols dole out leftover$ to staffers, New York Post
Deputy police chiefs' salaries to increase nearly 11 percent, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Utica school OT must be kept in check, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Ex-Nassau worker awarded $1.8M in wrongful-firing suit, Newsday
Ex-courthouse officer sues state over job loss, Middletown Times Herald-Record
City council hikes staffers' salaries, New York Post
Wave of criticism for union chief, New York Post


August 06, 2009

Don't deny us big buyout, Albany Times Union
No-work state worker wins hearing, Albany Times Union
Greenburgh CSEA forgoes 2009 salary increase; takes 3% for 2008, Journal News
Troy teachers reject salary freeze, Troy Record
Board lays off 130 city teachers, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Kingston lawmakers OK retirement incentive, Kingston Daily Freeman
Lawmakers table plan for Suffolk police layoffs, Newsday
Clarkstown to trim police budget by $1.5M, Journal News
Albany detective pleads to DWI, Albany Times Union
Judge orders Bloomberg testimony in FDNY bias suit, New York Post
Sheriff's Office employees working without contracts, Troy Record
Bloomberg Must Testify in Lawsuit on Bias Case, New York Times
New UFT chief: 'Tough' contract talks ahead, Staten Island Advance


August 03, 2009

Senate shuffle in Albany cost 741G in lump sum vacation pay, New York Daily News
Village attorney tops Haverstraw's payroll, Journal News
Millport eliminates justice position, court, Elmira Star-Gazette
Hiring practices among areas for ongoing probe, Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Saugerties school board OKs 3-year contract for new business administrator, Kingston Daily Freeman
Chancellor Urges Filling Vacancies With Veteran Teachers, New York Times
2,400 'do-nothing' teachers on payroll, New York Post
Unions defend overtime costs in Utica schools, Utica Observer-Dispatch


July 30, 2009

Cap on overtime pay for city firefighters faces court challenge, Buffalo News
Control board rejects contract between unions, housing authority, Buffalo News
Sweetheart clauses give incoming MTA chairman Jay Walder a possible $850G parachute, New York Daily News
Croton's cops dominate list of top earners, Journal News
Utica schools pay out $200,000 in OT, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Nassau correction officers do about-face, accept contract deal, Newsday
Teachers' Union Elects New President, New York Times
Schenectady might reject $1.86M, Albany Times Union
Buffalo loses out on grants for police, Buffalo News
New York Police to Get Stimulus Money After All, New York Times
Cities Poughkeepsie and Newburgh to get money for police departments, Poughkeepsie Journal
Uncertainty about pension costs spurs economies, Buffalo News
Troopers union president is moving on, Albany Times Union
Libraries get a NYSUT boost, Albany Times Union
It's the UFT vs. city parents: By stopping hiring of teaching assistants, the union sells out kids, New York Daily News
Fact-finder makes CSEA recommendation, Oneonta Daily Star
City panel approves a new pact for police, Rome Sentinel
Bloomberg slams MTA, says worker health care costs city $1M, New York Daily News County, union waiting on PERB ruling, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Deputies challenge Monroe County on overtime, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Eastchester police overtime drops with construction slump, Journal News
Retired B-P teachers seek help with copays, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Galway School Board selects interim school chief, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Woman who sued city, then lost job is offered new post, Kingston Daily Freeman
Pearl River district drops popular leader, Journal News


July 23, 2009

N.Y. labor unions are biting the hand that fattens them, New York Daily News
Unions May Drop Paterson in 2010, New York Times
Judge Finds Racial Bias in Recruiting by Fire Dept, New York Times
FDNY written exams excluded hundreds of black and Hispanic firefighters, federal judge rules, New York Daily News
Editorial: 'Transparent' report for their eyes only, Schenectady Daily Gazette
'Man cave' workers got overtime, Albany Times Union
2 Accused of Creating Secret 'Party Lounge', New York Times
Suozzi: 500 union workers to leave county payroll, Newsday
Body on street triggers bad Suffolk police bickering, Newsday
NY union blames staffing for body left in street, Associated Press
More teachers getting low marks, New York Daily News
MTA workers get health care break worth about $1 million, New York Daily News
Extra $7K for school officials is a mystery, Palladium Times
Lawmakers, attorneys reach a deal on salaries, Watertown Daily Times
CLCS makes 'final offer' to teachers, Dunkirk Observer
Tonawanda: Council OKs pact with firefighters, Buffalo News
NIAGARA LEGISLATURE: New contract approved with sewer district union, Buffalo News
Retroactive pay denied to teachers in Greene, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Saugerties school board wants $5,000 back from ex-administrator, Kingston Daily Freeman
Dissolving JC would lower taxes, plan says, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Placid school super signs off, Adirondack Daily Enterprise


July 20, 2009

Too few Nassau appointees apply for retirement incentive, Newsday
Editorial: Governments have to get real about retirement benefit costs, Newsday
NYC teacher pension tensions put off by Bloomberg, Newsday
Stocks with links to Iran face city pension fund ax, New York Daily News
12-hour shifts working out, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
City adds take-home cars amid tax hikes, Journal News
Raucci report to stay secret, Schenectady Daily Gazette
West Seneca payroll available online, Buffalo News
County, union await labor hearing, Watertown Daily Times
Firefighter pensions in Amherst criticized, Buffalo News
Ex-city worker says he took kickbacks, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle


July 14, 2009

Millions in payroll at stake in NY Senate talks, Associated Press
Comptroller Criticizes Bloomberg Over Raises, New York Times
State: School district fund not for retiree health care, Newsday Ex-chief of LI fire dept accused in pension scam, Associated Press
Ex-fire chief burned town in pension scam: DA, New York Post
Most staffers of two city agencies ordered to return BlackBerry, Buffalo News
CSEA and PBA receive pay raises in Fredonia, Buffalo News
BOCES needs courage to cut, Glens Falls Post-Star
Spring Valley, union reach agreement on outstanding longevity pay, Journal News


July 13, 2009

To fix pension peril, New York Post
62 wrongos make a right: State Senate kills a bad bill for selfish reasons, New York Daily News
Pension warning, Watertown Daily Times
Governments Face Prospect Of Tripled Pension Costs, Jamestown Post-Journal
Elite get fat pay hikes amid Senate stalemate, Albany Times Union
Prison cutbacks are needed, Glens Falls Post-Star
Overtime raises questions from city councilwoman, Dunkirk Observer
NYSUT takes big turn on charter schools, Buffalo News
Nassau ordered to comply with CSEA retirement pact, Newsday
Award issued in City Police contract negotiations, Batavia Daily News
Sullivan no longer paid during suspension, officials confirm, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Interim superintendent gets top job, Elmira Star-Gazette
Mamaroneck schools superintendent to retire next year, Journal News
Liverpool schools to pay $120,000 to settle cases against employees, Syracuse Post-Standard
Cayuga County to lay off 4 mental health workers, Syracuse Post-Standard


July 09, 2009

Defuse the pension bomb, New York Post
Editorial: Pension costs out of control, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Pension Costs for Local Governments May Triple, New York Times
Johnson City firefighting positions axed, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Volunteer furloughs don't pay off, Glens Falls Post-Star
North Castle considers furloughs to dig out of budget hole, Journal News
City official enjoys unusual benefit: Health insurance covers his girlfriend, Buffalo News
Frontier: School chief gets raise, extension, Buffalo News
Overtime questions heat up meeting outdoors: Council president defends spending, Buffalo News
City of Newburgh manager suggests employee furloughs, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Nassau layoffs, office closings put on hold, Newsday
Firefighters' overtime debated at Council, Oneonta Daily Star
City council rejects union contract, Poughkeepsie Journal
Village won't seek waiver for new chief's pension pay, Watertown Daily Times
County's union contract negotiation woes continue, Watertown Daily Times
Nassau correction officers reject contract extension, Newsday


July 07, 2009

Senate Impasse in Albany Forces City to Impose Hiring Freeze, New York Times
State bracing for major hits to employee pension fund, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
JOHNSTOWN : District switches teacher health coverage Union files grievance, says move violates contract, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Jury finds pregnant officer was discriminated against, Newsday
Nassau correction officers reject contract extension, Newsday
Contract extended a year for superintendent, Buffalo News
City Hall e-mails urge staff to assist Brown campaign, Buffalo News
Still no contract for New York Mills teachers, Utica Observer-Dispatch
TEACHER: I WAS FIRED FOR REPORTING KID'S 'HIT LIST', New York Post
DEP CHIEF'S FLOOD OF WOE, New York Post
Washingtonville police chief quits just before hearing, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Brand: Union turf war looms in Suffolk, Newsday
State worker admits to side job, Albany Times Union
Ossining police remain chief earners, Journal News
Audit uncovers 39 city retirees double-dipping with new public jobs, New York Daily News
Union seeks to prevent county from closing offices, Newsday
KELLY BUSTS PATROL CHIEF FOR DESK-PICABLE NYPD ORDER, New York Post
CSEA, St. Lawrence County declare impasse in talks, Watertown Daily Times


July 02, 2009

Visions of Tier 1 danced in their heads, Albany Times Union
Sounding alarm over salaries, Journal News
Five Greenburgh fire administrators earned more than $200,000 in 2008, Journal News
Report urges study of fire-district merger, Journal News
PBA objects as Yonkers council considers OT cap for city workers, Journal News
Appointment to Lead System Compensating Hurt Workers, New York Times
Mayor KOs bill lifting residency requirement, New York Daily News
Foe of union boss Roger Toussaint gets $205G in back pay, New York Daily News
With More Money, City Schools Added Jobs, New York Times
Republican lawmakers call for more fiscal oversight of MTA, Newsday
MTA has 8,200 staff members making more than $100G, New York Daily News
Assemblyman criticizes Long Island Rail Road OT, Staten Island Advance
Ailing MTA splurges on exec med exam, New York Post
High court ruling buoys white Buffalo firefighters, Buffalo News
Facing state mess, Suozzi won't discuss layoffs, Newsday
Retirement-plan goof ends in $113K bill, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Kidney patient says ACS fired her for getting sick: Now she has no job or insurance for transplant, New York Daily News


June 29, 2009

Public pension time bomb ticking away, Ithaca Journal
Buyout plan built on trust, Albany Times Union
Ossining manager highest paid in village, Journal News
Greenburgh's top salaries go to cops, DPW commissioners, Journal News
Village creating policy to address violence in workplace, Kingston Daily Freeman
Probe principal playing hooky, New York Post
JC board votes to share fire chief, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Town of Newburgh laying off workers, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Breslin calls for furloughs, Troy Record
NYPD may be able to hire 128 more cops, Troy Record
Middletown firefighters agree to new 3-year contract, Middletown Times Herald-Record
City fire, police contract talks start, Watertown Daily Times
Potsdam superintendent receives raise in salary, Watertown Daily Times


June 25, 2009

Transit union leader Roger Toussaint & Co. suffer a series of defeats, New York Daily News
Editorial: Another slap from Sch'dy school board, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Onondaga County lawmaker wants Mahoney to study four-day employee workweek, Syracuse Post-Standard
15 Yonkers teachers laid off under special-ed changes, Journal News
Dutchess elected officials get higher pay, perks, Poughkeepsie Journal
Noting salary study, Dutchess chairman rules out some raises, Kingston Daily Freeman
Labor union OKs 4-year contract with Hempstead, Newsday
Paterson's Pension Deal Fizzles, for Now, New York Times
Mayor Warns on Pension Costs but Gave Pay Deals, New York Times
Different pension plan for each union: Mike, New York Post
Principals Denounce Plan to Cut Two Training Days, New York Times
Mike & Randi make a good deal; schoolkids get a raw one, New York Daily News
Teacher pension bargain, New York Post
NYC, UFT agree to modify future pension plan, Associated Press
Teachers union agrees to cut pension benefits, New York Daily News
Public workers' free health care hangs over taxpayers, Newsday
State: Nine Yonkers City Hall appointees must take Civil Service test, Journal News
Broadalbin-Perth teachers give up pricey insurance to save jobs, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Suffolk lawmakers table proposed police cuts, Newsday
Rochester schools lay off more than 200 teachers, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
700 NYC Teachers Are Paid to Do Nothing, Associated Press
Suspended cop challenges chief in Harrison supervisor race, Journal News
Schenectady school board extends school officials' contracts, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Editorial: More defiance from Sch'dy school district, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Niagara charter school: Teachers put NYSUT in negative light, Buffalo News
2 Schenectady cops could face dismissal, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Schedule for Schenectady police hearings up in air, Albany Times Union
FM trustees renew Swanger's contract, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Greece Town Board revokes pay for police chief, deputy, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Islip union: Arbitrator should have recused himself, Newsday
Park police officer claims sexual discrimination, Newsday
Suspended cop challenges chief in Harrison supervisor race, Journal News
Webster board won't act on police question, Webster Post
Wilson: Village employees move to single health insurer, Buffalo News
Fredonia: Salaries of trustees, mayor cut, Buffalo News
Johnstown firefighter criticized at meeting, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Amherst: Fired assistant town engineer files second lawsuit, Buffalo News


June 22, 2009

N.Y.C.'s pension pinch: Uniformed city employees' retirement benefits are way too rich for our blood, New York Daily News
New cops face pension pinch, New York Post
Police, fire pension issue unresolved, Watertown Daily Times
Albany moves to fire 2 cops, Albany Times Union
Police top Stony Point pay list, Journal News
'Mansion' perks for CUNY bigs, New York Post
Correction big 'double dips', New York Post
Decision pending on JC firefighters, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Hundreds decry cutting Rochester teacher jobs, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Roslyn superintendent to resign before contract expires, Newsday
Two attorneys sue comptroller to keep public pensions, Newsday
District's Raucci probe not finished, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Port Chester board eliminates health benefits for former officials, Journal News
Delhi teachers' union: No confidence in super, Oneonta Daily Star
School chief gets contract extension, Buffalo News
BCS Superintendent returns salary hike, Dunkirk Observer
LaBella to repay $120,000 in pension benefits, Utica Observer-Dispatch
United Federation of Teachers replaces Randi Weingarten with Michael Mulgrew as union boss, New York Daily News
8 more men accused in state bid-rigging scheme, Utica Observer-Dispatch
AG: State workers lied to get benefits, Albany Times Union
B-P teachers, district reach tentative deal, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Dis-turban the peace at MTA, New York Post
Suffolk lawmakers to review plan to lay off cops, Newsday
Steve Levy and the Suffolk PBA need to cool the rhetoric, Newsday
Overtime Under Control This Year--So Far, Jamestown Post-Journal
Southold sends layoff notices to 17 workers, Newsday


June 15, 2009

They doth protest: Union leaders try to bully Paterson into dropping pension reform, New York Daily News
Any taxpayer help with state pension fund is unacceptable, Journal News
Equity Firm Pays $30 Million in Pension Fund Case, New York Times City, school workers win appeal on salaries, Buffalo News
LIRR men sleeping on job - and getting paid, New York Post
Half-Million Dollars For Fire Dept. Overtime, Jamestown Post-Journal
Many Variables Make Police Overtime Misleading, Jamestown Post-Journal
Arbitrator restores jobs of park workers, Buffalo News Highway chief leads Philipstown on salary, Journal News
Tiny Nelsonville has payroll to match, Journal News
Hard look at ex-cop job seekers, New York Daily News


June 11, 2009

Cuomo: Attorney gives up claim to public pension, Newsday
Editorial: Pension reform not enough, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Williams puts off contract extension, seeks unity, Buffalo News
SUNY New Paltz administrators rack up raises, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Smithtown cuts workers' compensation costs, Newsday
County OKs 3.5 percent raise for blue-collar workers, Oneida Dispatch
Oneida teachers, staff picket school board, Oneida Dispatch
Tightening of pension policy may cost Beilein, Buffalo News
New Hempstead employees to pay longer for health care, Newsday
Cost of extra police could force fest's cancellation, Poughkeepsie Journal


June 08, 2009

'Jumbo pensions' spark state funding debate, Newsday
This guy gets paid 283g to repair trains, New York Post
2 unions, fighting layoffs, strike state buyout deal, Buffalo News
State buyout saves jobs, Albany Times Union
Paterson and Unions Agree on Limits for New Pensions, New York Times
Paterson's veto pen, New York Post
Editorial: Those big, fat pension 'sweeteners', Schenectady Daily Gazette
Some grit from Gov. Paterson - finally! Veto pen gets clueless pols' attention, New York Daily News
Lawmakers consider overriding pension veto, Gannett News Service
15 city workers see their health coverage dip, Finger Lake Times
Few using citizen check, Albany Times Union
White Plains union vows to remember layoffs come November, Journal News
Judge reinstates six JC firefighters, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Facebook 4 docked pay; 2 demoted, Journal News
Benefits: Falls district OKs health service contract, Niagara Gazette


June 04, 2009

State buyout deal nears, Albany Times Union
Governor vetoes bill on police, firefighter pensions, Gannett News Service
Gov. Paterson veto a jolt to state pension plan, New York Daily News
Gov's shocking payout pullback, New York Post
Dave declares war: Gov. Paterson stands up to Albany bullies on labor reform, New York Daily News
Rochester employees' and retirees' health insurance premium will be paid, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
City Labor Unions Agree to Reductions in Health Benefits, New York Times
Mayor Bloomberg, unions OK unpaid furloughs, New York Daily News
City wins health-benefit concession, New York Post
County pension payments may soar, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Onondaga County lawmakers defer vote on retiree health care, Syracuse Post-Standard
New York Mills Teachers Association calls for contract negotiations, UticaObserver-Dispatch
Retirement incentives boost Eastchester schools '08 payroll, Journal News
City police, fire jobs safe, Saratogian
Retirement incentives boost Eastchester schools '08 payroll, Journal News
Paid A Pretty Penny; Business First Releases List Of 200 Highest Administrative Salaries In WNY Schools, Jamestown Post-Journal


June 01, 2009

Union: Cut administration not officers, Poughkeepsie Journal
Tracking the recession: Prison economics, Stateline.org
Unions, official at odds over wage freeze, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Rye, acting manager reach $198G deal, Journal News
State pension fund's value drops $44 billion, Buffalo News
Pension fund losses will cost state taxpayers, Gannett News Service
Governor and Comptroller Clash on Pension-Fund Help, New York Times
Schenectady police discipline moves forward, Schenectady Daily Gazette
New Rochelle teachers to vote on contract next week, Journal News
How a simple FDNY staffing change could save millions, Schenectady Daily Gazette


May 28, 2009

Where are you on the civil service list?, Albany Times Union
Widespread layoffs of state workers unlikely, Newsday
DEC faces loss of 225 employees, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Just call david daddy's li'l gov, New York Post
The New Math: Teachers Share Recession's Pain, New York Times
Tuffey taking time off with pay, Albany Times Union
Doubt over Tuffey status, Albany Times Union
Gloversville makes teacher cuts official, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Long Beach Civil Service Commission chief quits, Newsday
Overtime: A snapshot of the Syracuse Police Department, Syracuse Post-Standard
Rochester teachers backpedal on budget lawsuit threat, Newsday
Statistics show cost of war for NYC, WABC News
Amherst residency rule takes toll on jobs, Buffalo News
Overtime pay continues to boost New Rochelle school salaries, Journal News
Pelham Manor's top salaries mostly for police and firefighters, Journal News
North Castle pays less than neighbors, Journal News
Police, fire OT triggers heated Utica meeting, Utica Observer-Dispatch
City police union lobbies to keep jobs, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Spa City officials warn of cuts, Glens Falls Post-Star
Early retirements will save Kingston $450,000, Kingston Daily Freeman
Mayor's collection of salary data bothers some in Buchanan, Journal News
Madison County white-collar CSEA workers to picket, Oneida Dispatch
Supervisor Murray's father retiring from town job, Newsday
Town supervisor wants Facebook cops fired, Journal News
Retired Suffern cop files $15M lawsuit against village, Journal News
District leader's contract to expire, Glens Falls Post-Star
Westchester County worker, accused of leaving work early, wants his job back, Journal News


May 21, 2009

Correction union offering $100 for members to attend rally, New York Daily News
Survivor of state worker awaits death benefit justice in bill, Albany Times Union
Teachers' pension placed funds with Carlyle, Albany Times Union
WCC raises referred to state comptroller, Journal News
Furor on charter 'unions', New York Post
Ex-Labor Leader Is Sentenced to 10 Years for Racketeering, New York Times
Police probe continues to grow in Greece, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Budget cuts might push cops into offices and off the streets, New York Daily News
Harsh lesson: New York City Education Department announces $405 million in school budget cuts, New York Daily News
Disciplinary charges by MTA vs. workers plunge since strike, New York Daily News
City Council to fast-track bill to lift residency requirements for thousands, New York Daily News
City manager is Fire Dept. manager, too, Batavia Daily News
Albany DA wants to toughen theft law, send more politicians to jail, New York Daily News
Charter school teachers say union is against them, Buffalo News
Proposal to reduce city overtime comes under fire, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Two new databases on salaries, school taxes, Hornell Evening Tribune
Syracuse school board got it right, no pay increase, Syracuse Post-Standard
Citing lack of pay raises, Westchester County judge resigns, Journal News
Buchanan mayor: 'Curious' taxpayer or out for revenge, Journal News
NY village mayor resigns just before theft trial, Newsday


May 18, 2009

School votes are hiding issues, Associated Press
Proposed school budgets are stingy, but enough to satisfy voters?, Journal News
Overtime, retirements shape list of top earners in Cortland, Journal News
Today's lesson: School work pays, Albany Times Union
Web site has info on educators’ salaries, Troy Record
32,000 got pay boost during gov's 'freeze', New York Post
City is facing payout doom, New York Post
Watchdog: Deal with Nassau cops has back-end costs, Newsday
Overtime, retirements shape list of top earners in Cortland, Journal News
Contract Deal Is Reached for Security Guards in City, New York Times
Residency rule for police may be eased, Oneonta Daily Star
Prison play canceled in NY over fight with unions, Syracuse Post-Standard
Carlyle Settles With New York in Pension Case, New York Times
Suit by jail employees alarms county lawmaker, Kingston Daily Freeman


May 15, 2009

Pension Inquiry Reveals a Power Broker's Web, New York Times
Arlington schools will eliminate 54 positions, Poughkeepsie Journal
Suffern police top pay list, but not overtime, Journal News
Try your hand at cutting city costs, taxes, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Ulster County lawmakers OK two labor contracts, Kingston Daily Freeman
Home-based day care workers get raises, but city to cut 1,100 kids from program to pay for it, New York Daily News
Advocates want Rochester Board of Education to reconsider cutting teaching jobs, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Outgoing teachers will get tenure, Outgoing teachers will get tenure
Buchanan mayor's daughter rejects job, Journal News
Schenectady police officer rejects plea deal, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Superintendent urges budget OK, Buffalo News


May 11, 2009

Village roils over hiring of mayor's daughter, Journal News
Teacher jobs at risk in budgets, Albany Times Union
City looks for savings ideas from unions, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
New Windsor town board vote means retirees must kick in for their health plan, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Effects of JC fire cutbacks unclear, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
OT-soak teachers up their pay grade, New York Post
For Many Teachers, a Famously Fertile Market Dries Up Overnight, New York Times
Hempstead chief's retired dad makes $40/hour part-time, Newsday
Mount Vernon plans to hire 40 special-education teachers, Journal News
Rochester teachers threaten to sue over budget, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Clarkstown gave retiring police captain a $253,941 payout, Journal News
After Introduction From Ferrer, Firm Earned $100,000 From State Pension Fund, New York Times
No part-timer for City Hall, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Union sues county over fired union leader, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
The pay adds up, the contract does not, Middletown Times Herald-Record
White Plains budget panel calls for union givebacks, potential layoffs to trim a $12.5 million deficit, Journal News
Teach unions a $6.6m lobby, New York Post
Schenectady school board head defends wife's employment, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Decline in sales tax may force Albany County layoffs, Albany Times Union
Teachers protest layoffs in Troy, Albany Times Union
JC schools to cut 11.5 positions for 2009-10, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Schools Chief Bans Hiring of Teachers From Outside, New York Times
Reduce overtime costs by hiring retirees, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle


May 06, 2009

Teachers retirement fund down 10 percent this year, Gannett News Service
Closure of local government efficiency office is a real loss, Newsday
Clarkstown police salaries handcuff taxpayers, Journal News
Yonkers wants to grill school officials over IG investigation, Journal News
Mayor's daughter gets $71G village job, Journal News
Former Greece teacher files discrimination suit, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle


May 04, 2009

While state union leaders resist, state workers could end up jobless, Syracuse Post-Standard
You sacrifice, they don't: Public employee unions won't share budget burden, New York Daily News
We need to know the real expenses that hide in Albany, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Freeze is on for State Senate, but not here, Buffalo News
Cuomo expands probe of state pensions to lobbyists, legal firms, Gannett News Service
Cuomo Issues Subpoenas in Pension Fund Inquiry, New York Times
Playing the Albany game for big gain, Albany Times Union
Pension costs, Watertown Daily Times
Gov pix a new fight, New York Post
State Officials to Pay $300,000 to Settle Race-Bias Suit, New York Times
Another ticket inquiry, Albany Times Union
Crime May Not Pay, but in This Town, Fighting It Sure Does, New York Times
Top 50 earners in Clarkstown work for police, Journal News
Police and firefighters top Pelham village salaries, Journal News
Police chief's son leads in overtime, Journal News
Town's top earners dominated by cops, Journal News
Double-duty village manager leads all Mount Kisco earners, Journal News
Some retiring teachers get huge bonuses, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Finance Official's Husband Was City's Highest-Paid Parking Judge, New York Times
Bloomberg Proposes Sales Tax Increase, New York Times
NYC mayor lays off workers, won't tax rich, Associated Press
Greece police hiring faulted, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Mid-Hudson schools plan 300 job cuts, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Paterson's Order Will Help Unions Trying to Organize, New York Times
Teachers hold $way, New York Post
LI village defends salary hikes, Newsday
North Castle Planning Board member gives up health benefits, Journal News


May 01, 2009

Camp McGregor up for closure, Albany Times Union
State pension kickback probe widens, Albany Times Union
Albany pay-to-play pension scandal appears national in scope, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says, New York Daily News
Pension Adviser Charged as Cuomo Inquiry Grows, New York Times
300g pension rap ain't 'peanuts', New York Post
The Ever-Deepening Pension Mess, New York Times
Mayor Said to Drop Plan to Ask City Workers to Pay for Health Coverage, New York Times
Mike budgets fewer layoffs, New York Post
Cutting Benefits, Syracuse Post-Standard
Paterson burned by a racial 'fire', New York Post
SUNY police deserve better, Albany Times Union
Police officers have earned their pay, Journal News
Wage freeze keeps Piermont budget nearly flat, Journal News
JC fire officials say they may have to close station, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Public scrutiny for public work, Buffalo News


April 30, 2009

32 local prison jobs being cut, Kingston Daily Freeman
Texas businessman Saul Meyer snared in pension scandal, New York Daily News
Police overtime jumps, costs Schenectady millions, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Editorial: Schenectady police OT: same old story, Schenectady Daily Gazette
County cost-savings strategy: Cutting OT, not filling positions, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Gromack resists 'too rich' officers, Journal News
Mayor proposes merging services, Kingston Daily Freeman
14 city workers seek retirement incentives, Kingston Daily Freeman
Despite pledge to fix $61M problem, troubled teachers spending longer in 'rubber room', New York Daily News


April 29, 2009

Kinder cut for some state jobs, Albany Times Union
MTA hands union list of 600 who face layoffs, New York Daily News
MTA issues fire alerts, New York Post
Kingston school budget would cut 46 staff members, reduce electives, Middletown Times Herald-Record
JC proposes to eliminate 10 fire, police jobs, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Suffolk makes a good deal with union to avoid layoff, Newsday


April 28, 2009

Paterson cracks down on unfunded mandates, Buffalo News
Property tax relief is on order, Albany Times Union
Paterson Acts to Curb Property Tax Increases, New York Public Radio
Paterson presses for mandate relief, Gannett News Service
To Save Money, States Turn to Furloughs, New York Times
Million-dollar babies, New York Post
Politics plus pensions equals big bucks, Buffalo News
Judge backs corrections officers in contract dispute, Watertown Daily Times
Suffolk's largest union agrees to concessions, Newsday
Fight over Nassau legislature pay lag may go to court, Newsday
Carthage district ratifies retirement benefits deal, Watertown Daily Times
Chiefs see crisis in cuts, Albany Times Union
Greece police chief, two others suspended, Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Hidden ties link Randi's regiments, New York Post
Teacher-tenure trap, New York Post
Correction officers top Putnam's salary list, Journal News
Report: NYPD misconduct payouts doubled since 1998, Associated Press
PT-hey! 200 'rogue' school hirings, New York Post
Records link city pension middlemen to pay-to-play probe of $122 billion state pension fund, New York Daily News
Union, Levy reach tentative lag payroll deal, Newsday
Ruling gives Johnstown police smaller raise, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Former CSEA head facing charge, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Teachers say 'we're not the bad guys', Gloversville Leader Herald
State to shrink Tryon, cut 39 jobs, Gloversville Leader Herald
Cuts extend day at school, Glens Falls Post-Star
Genesee union contract approved, Batavia Daily News
Layoffs help keep Gloversville budget increase low, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Furloughs help reduce tax increase in Ballston Spa, Schenectady Daily Gazette
For strong schools, New York Post
MTA taking a hike on pay raises, claiming not enough money, New York Daily News
Transit workers rail against layoffs, New York Post


April 23, 2009

DiNapoli tightens state pension controls, Gannett News Service
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arranged pension sitdowns, including one with Mike Richter, New York Daily News
New York City Comptroller Draws Scrutiny, New York Times
Andy pension probe to eye city, New York Post
Comptroller, 'placement agent' ties raise questions, Newsday
Out of control: DiNapoli and Thompson waited too long to tackle spreading pension scandal, New York Daily News
Pension fund scandal grows, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Crown Point teachers accept wage freeze, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Johnson City budget session gets heated, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
For better schools, fix teacher pay, New York Post
Reaction mixed on Yorktown cop merger, Journal News
Nassau's Weitzman to join Suozzi in returning pay, Newsday
Randi's testing u-turn, New York Post


April 22, 2009

NY teacher tenure reform shelved in Legislature, Associated Press
Pol has bone to pick, New York Post
Pension fund middlemen are banned by controller, New York Daily News
New York's $122 Billion Quagmire, New York Times
Quadrangle Facing Questions Over Pension Funds, New York Times
'No clue' Thompson probes pension mess, New York Post
Wm. Floyd teachers union to give up $1M to save jobs, Newsday
Onondaga County plan would end health coverage for some future retirees, raise its cost for others, Syracuse Post-Standard
Levy seeks authority to lay off hundreds of workers, Newsday
Panel to rule on charter-union tug-of-war, New York Post
Supervisor: Fold Yorktown police into county police, Journal News
Early retirements may save money for C-PP, Corning Leader
Cops dominate Orangetown's top 50 earners list, Journal News
JC residents question budget, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Mayor's vote ratifies Poughkeepsie CSEA contract, Kingston Daily Freeman


April 21, 2009

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo eyes conduct code as pension scandal grows, New York Daily News
State legislators must change how pension fund is managed, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Charter Schools Weigh Freedom Against the Protection of a Union, New York Times
Pol puts tenure reform out of 'commission', New York Post MTA workers' raises face derailment as deficit rises, New York Daily News
3 of Harrison's top earners in Facebook flap, Journal News
Police lieutenant leads Harrison's payroll, Journal News
3 JC trustees support layoffs, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Voter group calls for study on county police department in Schenectady, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Working group to look closer at police consolidation study, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Levy revises layoff list for corrections, inspectors, Newsday


April 20, 2009

Top 50 earners in Clarkstown work for police, Journal News
Clarkstown has three who made more than $300,000 each in 2008, Journal News
City firefighters blast mayor for listing salaries on Web site, Buffalo News
Central Islip, East Islip school district wages posted, Newsday
Eastchester school budget lays off 21 staffers, shares classrooms, Journal News
Teacher tenure bullies, New York Post
Full-time pension, part-time hours for 5 local town attorneys?, Middletown Times Herald-Record
In State Pension Inquiry, a Scandal Snowballs, New York Times
Private equity investments a time bomb, New York Post
The Public Pension Shakedown, Wall Street Journal
Paterson attends conference, is greeted by unhappy unions, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Guv meets with angry state staffers, Troy Record
Union to protest Cayuga Community College firings, Syracuse Post-Standard


April 17, 2009

State unions should drop the tactics and negotiate, Newsday
JC faces tough budget choices, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Bonura, suspended Pleasantville cop, No. 2 on village, Journal News
Labor run amok, New York Post
Public servants' salaries relate to representative democracy, Ithaca Journal


April 16, 2009

New York prison facilities to close, Watertown Daily Times
Pension 'piggy bank' net expands, Albany Times Union
Ex-Chairman of New York Liberal Party Indicted, New York Times n New York Times
Troy school jobs to be cut, Albany Times Union
'Other pay' drives up Yorktown wages, Journal News
JC budget woes could result in 19 job cuts, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Nassau expected to pay 465 million in severance this year, Newsday
City offers CSEA workers voluntary furloughs, Kingston Daily Freeman
Our view: State police must regain public trust, Utica Observer-Dispatch


April 15, 2009

NY pension fund sends taxpayers the tab, Crain's New York
White Plains per capita taxes are 2nd highest among N.Y.'s cities, policy group says, Journal News
Election helped Suffolk employees rake in OT pay, Newsday
JC to confront 22% tax increase, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin Greenburgh school board approves $55.9M budget with layoffs, Journal News
Troy teachers to feel the budget ax, Troy Record
School board wants deeper budget cuts in Utica, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Sullivan workers hope downturn won't hurt raises, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Auburn police union seeks binding arbitration in contract talks with city, Syracuse Post-Standard
Teacher quality pays, New York Post
Sack some fat cats, Dave, New York Post


April 14, 2009

Unions Go on Attack Over Paterson's Layoff Threat, New York Times
Our view: Paterson must be firm with union leaders, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Move to strip pensions gets a boost, Albany Times Union
N.Y. Pension Deals Seen as Focus of Wide Inquiry, New York Times
21.7% tax hike angers JC residents, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Police dominate top-paid list in New Castle, Journal News
Benefits widen public, private workers' pay gap, USA Today
Schenectady limits time to file police complaints, SchenectadyDaily Gazette


April 13, 2009

Mike's hard labor: Gov. Paterson abandoned Mayor Bloomberg in fight for taxpayers, New York Daily News
Albany urged to stick to the plan, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Analysis: Paterson, unions locked in Albany fight, Associated Press
Unions should compromise, Gloversville Herald-Leader
State Cuts Delay U.S. Benefits, Official Says, New York Times
Tarrytown school employees give $150G toward district funding, Journal News
UFT's clout shapes city, New York Post
Hoyt target of pickets over layoffs, Buffalo News
Paterson: Pensions on the table, Albany Times Union
N.Y. seeks additional consultants, Gannett News Service
Mayor Bloomberg urges City Council to make same budget cuts requested of other city agencies, New York Daily News


April 10, 2009

State union rejects offer to avoid layoffs, Associated Press
Corrections layoffs on top of prison closures, Albany Times Union
Paterson gives up $18,000, Albany Times Union
Paterson gives up $18,000, Albany Times Union
Layoff ax hanging over state workers, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Time for unions to share the pain, Albany Times Union
Mayor Bloomberg sees possibility for avoiding layoffs of 7000 city workers, New York Daily News
Early retirement incentives to be offered to GF Police, Glens Falls Post-Star


April 09, 2009

Unions rail against layoff plan, Albany Times Union
NY union bosses say layoffs would threaten lives, Newsday
CSEA workers protest NY state layoffs, state budget and state Sen. David Valesky, Syracuse Post-Standard
Cut deeper, Mayor Bloomberg warns unions, New York Daily News
Mike warns unions: I'll ax 7,000 workers, New York Post
City agencies trim budgets, layoffs likely, Crain's New York
Dave's wrong, again, New York Post
Wyandanch schools to lay off 25 teachers, Newsday
51 jobs in peril, Gloversville school district reveals, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Staff furloughs to reduce B'Spa schools' tax levy, Saratogian
C-PP to keep proposed cuts, Corning Leader
Freeport administration quickly raises their salaries, Newsday


April 07, 2009

Five unions agree to trim raises, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Editorial: Public employees say, 'Sacrifice fine someone else, but not for me', SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Pension poison pills, New York Post
Cut local school payrolls, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Committee says 'no', Dunkirk Evening Observer
Merging police departments would mean joining unions, leadership, Utica Observer-Dispatch


April 06, 2009

No crime too big to take away a public pension, Buffalo News
Pater-son burned by dear old Pater-dad, New York Post
Education’s Odd Couple Do Their Act, and Provoke Controversy, New York Times
Mount Vernon schools chief freezes his pay, asks teachers, principals to do the same, Journal News
Editorial: School's Rauci probe inherently flawed, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Newfield tax levy to decrease thanks to stable aid, teacher cuts, Ithaca Journal
Friends to failure: Teachers union battles to keep dismal Harlem schools alive, Daily News Don't let unions steal our schools, New York Post
NYPD puts a freeze on promotions, New York Post
Council is off to the raises, New York Post
Carthage school officials say settlement stalled, Watertown Daily Times
Ex-police chief fights pension's OT pay, Journal News
Union official weighs in on council decision, Troy Record
Audit: Yonkers lax on workers' use of fuel, Journal News
Suspended cops seek to limit probe, Journal News


April 03, 2009

Pension cra$h, New York Post Budget Glitch Does Not Mean Raise, Judges Told, New York Law Journal
Are public employers paying too much for insurance?, Newsday
Gallagher quits after questions on pay hike, Buffalo News
4-year police pact OK'd; raises average 3.36%, Buffalo News
Ousting highway chief would pose difficulties for town, lawyer says, Buffalo News
Skydiver accused of workers' comp fraud, Associated Press
Pensions will cru$h Big Apple, Mike warns, New York Post

April 02, 2009

It's the labor costs; Albany ignoring key MTA woe, New York Post
Pension scandal zaps aide of Alan Hevesi's son, too, New York Daily News
Consultant to probe officials’ knowledge of Raucci conduct, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Layoffs included in Troy schools budget, Albany Times Union
3.8 pct. tax hike in proposed school budget, Troy Record State PERB rejects Collins’ job strategy, Buffalo News
Mamaroneck's top school administrators forgo raises, Journal News
In System to Resolve Workplace Injury, Ill Will on All Sides, New York Times
Booze boss in rage at firings, New York Post
Our view: Frankland should make report public, Utica Observer-Dispatch


April 01, 2009

Unions Rail Against Governor's Lay Off Plan, New York Public Radio
Budget pain ahead for state workers, Troy Record
MTA, union nearing contract arbitration, Middletown Times Herald-Record
47 jobs cut in $185.8M White Plains school budget, Journal News
Exams of Injured Workers Fuel Mutual Mistrust, New York Times
Auburn police union could ask for arbitration if no contract is reached, Syracuse Post-Standard


March 31, 2009

Labor's big payday, New York Post
Membership down in NY's state of the union, New York Post
For Injured Workers, a Costly Legal Swamp, New York Times
Rochester schools plan to drop 287 jobs, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Katonah-Lewisboro to cut 40 staff positions in next year's budget, Journal News
Rondout Valley eyes spending, job cuts, Kingston Daily Freeman
4 of 11 police recruits from '01 class in trouble, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Fired manager seeks $350,000 from Newburgh, Middletown Times Herald-Record


March 30, 2009

City seeks to wipe out firefighters overtime, Buffalo News
Fire Department Caps Overtime for Nonemergency Work, New York Times
FDNY in move to douse overtime abuse, New York Post
FDNY Limits Overtime For Non-Fire Fighting Work, New York 1
End '20 & Out', New York Post
Editorials: Politics and the police discipline bill, Schenectady Daily Gazette
State budget needs cuts in benefits and jobs, Buffalo News
Priority jobs up for ax, Albany Times Union
Teachers in bid to expel union, New York Post
New York State Public Employment Relations Board will rule on Fayetteville firefighter health insurance case, Syracuse Post-Standard
Irvington superintendent proposes staff cuts in $51.3 million school budget, Journal News
No end seen to battle on workers? severance, Buffalo News
Nassau rehires 2 police retirees as Suozzi drivers, Newsday
Highway contract approved with pay hike, Catskill Daily Mail
Carmel releases phone bills with exceptions, Journal News
City union wins grievance, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Principal tenure an issue at Beekmantown, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Teachers? no-confidence vote targets Tonawanda administrators, Buffalo News
Meeker Jr. seeking retirement plan fix, Oneida Daily Dispatch
Peru town supervisor arrested again, Plattsburgh Press-Republican


March 27, 2009

Dave's layoff delay, New York Post
Health union takes hard line on $3B in pension losses, Crain's New York Business
MTA workers now fear for their jobs, New York Daily News
2,000 teacher jobs could be cut absent fair share of stimulus cash, Chancellor Joel Klein warn, New York Daily News
Survey: Most LI districts plan to cut teachers' numbers, Newsday
Webster school district to cut 32.5 full-time staff positions next school year, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Suffolk fires doctor who's suing Health dept., Newsday
Teachers call for ouster of principal John Murphy, accused of outburst that sent aide to hospital, New York Daily News
Cop: Graffiti example of bias, Albany Times Union
Colonie workers get old jobs back, Albany Times Union


March 26, 2009

State of insecurity arrives, Albany Times Union
State job layoffs could come down hard upstate, Gannett News Service
Legislative Leaders Say Hands Tied Over Paterson's Job Reduction Order, New York Public Radio
State Controller Thomas DiNapoli looks at pension tension, New York Daily News
State of denial: Paterson unpopular for facing up to crisis, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
It's time for state to face fiscal reality, Poughkeepsie Journal
State jobs, on the brink, Albany Times Union
Gov. Paterson was left with no choice on layoffs, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Stratton weighs cop options, Albany Times Union
Levy accused of endangering correction officers union, Newsday
Liverpool school district proposes staffing cuts, Syracuse Post-Standard
Whitney Point considers teacher layoffs, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin


March 25, 2009

NY Gov. orders 8,900 layoffs, Associated Press
With No Union Concessions, State Plans to Cut 9,000 Jobs, New York Times
Paterson threatens layoffs, tax hikes, Albany Times Union
Governor wields ax, Albany Times Union
Paterson: 8,900 state workers will be laid off, Gannett News Service
State pressures unions, says 9,000 jobs may be cut, Newsday
Show 'em the door: Stonewalling unions have forced Gov. Paterson into threatening layoffs, New York Daily News
State Official Rigged Civil Service Jobs, a Report Finds, New York Times
Ex-tax aide violated law, IG probe finds, Albany Times Union
Padding public pensions, Journal News
Double dipping is hardly fair to N.Y., Albany Times Union
Power Authority backs off on rate hike, Buffalo News
NYPA backs down on rate increases, bonuses, Associated Press
Hundreds of Suffolk workers protest Levy job cuts plan, Newsday
DEP floats fat raises to staffers: As city coffers dry up, 41 split $300,000, New York Daily News
Council to vote on union, Troy Record
Challenge of Monroe-Woodbury contract rejected, Middletown Times Herald-Record
JC trustees consider taking out bond to cover retroactive police pay, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Tax hikes, layoffs loom for Troy schools, em>Troy Record

Proposed Mohawk school budget includes cutting 11 positions, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Suffern cops earn $32,000 in OT on county sewer project,


March 24, 2009

A pension system ready for change, Albany Times Union
State hikes Big-$$ hires, New York Post
Schenectady will again fight police discipline bill, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
'Bull's-eyes' on Tuffey watch, Albany Times Union
NY officials accept salary freezes, Newsday
Washingtonville PBA head sues village, police, former trustee, Middletown Times Herald-Record
My View: Port Jervis schools need to privatize transportation services, Middletown Times Herald-Record


March 23, 2009

Police, fire pensions are challenged, Buffalo News
Final-year rule boosts cop, fire pensions, Journal News
Pension padding: Taxpayer contributions for New York's communities, Journal News
Rochester police OT sets record in 2008; city says it's making progress, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Retire '20-&-out" rule, ex-cops say, New York Post
PA overtime zooms past $50 m, New York Post
Editorial: How to start controlling pensions, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Waiver lets state pensioners prosper, Journal News
New York's double dippers in local government, school districts, Journal News
Many top officials skip pay raises in crisis, Journal News
Salary cuts hit local communities and school districts, Journal News
More teachers are misbehaving, New York Post
Paterson: Consider board to run pension fund, Journal News
Invitation to a scam: how to safeguard NY pensions, New York Post
Our view: Prepare now for future pension costs, Utica Observer-Dispatch
State Labor Commissioner Is Picked for Federal Job, New York Times
Power Authority faces more pressure, Buffalo News
Levy sends layoff notices to 2,200 Suffolk workers, Newsday
Union creation in hands of council, Troy Record
CSEA: Labor talks at impasse, Saratogian
Governor Patrick says his pension reform proposals are needed to restore public confidence, Boston Globe


March 20, 2009

Power Authority planning rate hike and bonuses for workers, Buffalo News
Hevesi Aides Indicted in Kickback Scheme, New York Times
State must alter pension structure soon, Ithaca Journal
Kingston council OKs retirement incentives, Kingston Daily Freeman
City's Public Hospital System to Cut Jobs and Programs, New York Times
Westchester Medical Center cuts 100 more jobs, Journal News
Greenburgh schools budget would lay off 11, spend less than under contingency plan, Journal News
Principals passing downsized veteran teachers over for substitute teaching openings, New York Daily News


March 19, 2009

Despite 'hard' freeze, state hiring is up 8,000, Buffalo News
Alan Hevesi aide faces rap in pension flap, New York Daily News
Report: Worker played politics on state time, Albany Times Union
$800,000 cut from Kingston school budget; job cuts remain, Kingston Daily Freeman
Hibernians cover full cost of police overtime for St. Patrick's Parade,
Nassau, Suffolk seek stimulus funds to avoid cop layoffs, Newsday
Fayetteville budget proposal cuts officials' salaries, Syracuse Post-Standard


March 18, 2009

Levy aides: Suffolk facing $224M shortfall for next two years, Newsday
JC trustee warns budget could carry hefty tax hike, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
School payrolls up $18M in Tier, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
School employees' pay rose at 12 of 13 Greater Binghamton districts in 2008, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Tier school district employee salaries, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin


March 17, 2009

For retiring firefighters, a lifetime of overtime, Buffalo News
Overtime is endemic in Buffalo Fire Department, Buffalo News
JC firefighters offer to give up 3% of salary, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Pension costs: Reforms necessary to hold the line, Watertown Daily Times
Nassau cops to lose $100G in termination pay under cap, Newsday
NCCC: Battle brewing over health insurance contract, Niagara Gazette
District refuses to release records, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Settlement approved for city employment lawsuit, Syracuse Post-Standard


March 16, 2009

Benefits $lam city, New York Post
For retiring firefighters, a lifetime of overtime, Buffalo News
Future shock: Can cities pay for pensions?, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Levy to seek 380 layoffs if unions deny concessions, Newsday
Audit finds some smalltown police are double-dipping, Buffalo News
Double-dip nipped, New York Post
Editorial: Teachers should yield on health plan to save jobs, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Bad timing on a bad idea, Buffalo News
Editorial: Dutchess health benefits indefensible, Poughkeepsie Journal
CSEA, city have tentative contract, Watertown Daily Times
New contract would boost inspectors' pay by 20%, Buffalo News
School employees' pay rose at 12 of 13 Greater Binghamton districts in 2008, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Nearly 20 layoffs proposed in Briarcliff school budget, Journal News
Valhalla school budget could cut 3 teachers; 8 aides, Journal News
Union Head Questions Longer School Year, Syracuse Post-Standard
Ethics panel OKs 15 politicians' use of public cars for personal, political purposes in the city, New York Daily News
Ethics panel OKs 15 politicians' use of public cars for personal, political purposes in the city, New York Daily News
Contract Guarantees Have To Stop, New York Post
Revved-up pols get run of the road on taxpayer's dime, New York Post
Syracuse City Council ready to settle lawsuit filed by one of its own, Syracuse Post-Standard
Misconduct charge against former mayor may be dropped, Kingston Daily Freeman


March 13, 2009

Suozzi plans to save $5M from nonunion workers, Newsday
Levy softens stance on meeting with all 11 union leaders, Newsday
School board plans Raucci allegations probe, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
School board enters Raucci case, Albany Times Union
Brewster eliminates top police ranks, Journal News
Former, current employees challenge village of Manlius' health insurance change, Syracuse Post-Standard


March 12, 2009

Police behaving badly cost city a staggering $35 million, New York Daily News
Boss never saw letter, Albany Times Union
Parete's life partner to get salary, benefits, Buffalo News
Schoharie school seeks wage freeze, Oneonta Daily Star
Layoffs, cuts on City School agenda, Plattsburgh Press-Republican Schoharie school seeks wage freeze, Oneonta Daily Star
Layoffs, cuts on City School agenda, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Greece schools revise possible job cuts figure, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
NY teachers who share in $uccess, New York Post
County official back at work after arrest, Journal News
Ex-Nassau worker 'delighted' with $1M verdict, Newsday
Ex-DPW worker admits theft, Albany Times Union
$60G credit-card ripoff at Education Department, New York Daily News


March 11, 2009

New rules set for pension fund, Gannett News Service
Report advocates further NY pension fund reform, Associated Press
Troy school district asks unions for wage freeze, Albany Times Union
Legislature votes to override veto on DCC-union pact, Poughkeepsie Journal
DCC pact OK'd in veto override, Kingston Daily Freeman Editorial: Raucci right where he belongs, no thanks to Ely, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
CSEA acts on local leadership, Albany Times Union
Suozzi to cut his salary by 7 percent, eyes more trims, Newsday
Frustrated trio quitting school board, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Yorktown teachers, parents fight planned layoffs, Journal News Greece School District could cut up to 70 jobs next, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Sackets Harbor school budget depends on retiring teachers, Watertown Daily Times
Cautious support for merit pay among LI teachers, Newsday Sources: Police told to back off, Albany Times Union
No time to buckle, Albany Times Union
Stony Point Town Board approves police hiring freeze, Journal News
After 4 rough years, Walden police get contract, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Stony Point Town Board approves police hiring freeze, Journal News
City hails 7 civil service workers for excellence, New York Daily News
Mt. Vernon mayor rejects comptroller's call to fire I.G., Journal News


March 10, 2009

NY gov freezes salaries for his employees, Associated Press
Nassau, unions reach tentative deal to avoid layoffs, Newsday
Paid suspension cost taxpayers big-time, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Teacher pay still strong on Island, Newsday
Taxpayers cry uncle, Newsday
Teachers need to share, Newsday
Options to police mulled, Albany Times Union
Solution for Schenectady, Albany Times Union
Five-alarm payouts, New York Post
Steinhaus presses campaign against DCC faculty pact, Kingston Daily Freeman
Can council freeze hiring in city?, Utica Observer-Dispatch Sandy Creek schools to eliminate positions, keep tax levy from rising, Syracuse Post-Standard
Victor meeting focuses on pay for town employees, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Superintendent wants to cut 3 administrators, Utica Observer-Dispatch Pine Bush district will avoid some layoffs, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Brooklyn principal Sara Belcher-Barnes busted in grade-inflate probe, New York Daily News


March 09, 2009

11,000 Reasons to Vote NO on Union Contract, Press release, Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus
Veto of DCC-union pact could be nixed, Poughkeepsie Journal
Pension system is cracking, Newsday
LI teachers getting hefty raises despite economy, Newsday
Taxpayers cry uncle, Newsday
City Controller William Thompson steamed at overtime costs, New York Daily News
Disabled fire retirees join 100G+ club, New York Post
Note to city: Yule be $orry at bonus time, New York Post
Be heard, or lose out: Make your feelings on contract talks known before it's too late, Glens Falls Post-Star
Bob Gorman: North country teachers could face harsh decisions, Watertown Daily Times
Islip uses private eyes to check on disability claims, Newsday
City firefighters' contract proposal will save taxpayers, Olean Times Herald
Firefighters OK with new deal; council decision next, Olean Times Herald
More than 40 city or school employees suspended last year, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
13 Johnstown teachers take deal to retire, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Nassau County labor deal expected, Newsday
MTA hurts our union talks: Mike, New York Post
Roswell Park lays off 27 as state cuts aid, Buffalo News
Grip of the Mob Is Gone in This Race, a Union Says, New York Times
'Mafia Cops' Get Life, and Their Pensions, New York Times
Two Data Breaches Affect City Employees, New York Times


March 05, 2009

Tom sees the light: Downturn shifts Controller DiNapoli toward pension reform, New York DailyNews
Yeah, I'd take a pay cut, too, says Gov. Paterson, New York Daily News
Mayor: 'Critical moment' for Schenectady police, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Editorial: Face it: Schenectady can't fix PD by itself, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Suffolk correction officers receive $20M pay package, Newsday
Suozzi hopes for deal with unions by Friday, Newsday
Grade plan for teachers, New York Post Liverpool School District's charges against teacher dismissed, Syracuse Post-Standard
State orders county to hire more jail staff, Utica Observer-Dispatch


March 04, 2009

Report cites pension savings, Gannett News Service
Gov's $48 B pension fix, New York Post
Levy asks for authority to impose layoffs by April 1, Newsday
Albany school budget cuts staff, Albany Times Union
Layoffs loom for Troy Schools, Troy Record
Kingston aldermen back retirement incentive, Kingston Daily Freeman Principal of failing high school resigned, but city keeps him on payroll - with a 10G raise, New York Daily News
Metro News: Residency bill for all knocks at door again, New York Daily News
State revokes former Hempstead Village attorney's retirement benefits, Newsday


March 03, 2009

DiNapoli says NY pension fund losses continue, Associated Press
Towns in pension squeeze, New York Post
State Controller Thomas DiNapoli maintains he runs an 'open' pension fund, New York Daily News
Editorial: Government no employer, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Labor's greed, New York Post
City's health crisis, New York Post
Michael Bloomberg: Vital reforms, New York Post
Share the pain, New York Post
Fredonia village trustee calls for pay cut, Dunkirk Evening Observer


March 02, 2009

Cash means state jobs, Albany Times Union
School boards: Stimulus money may not prevent layoffs, Gannett News Service
Vital reforms: City must trim worker benefits, New York Post
Nassau, unions talks don't result in agreement, Newsday
Orange County ready to freeze some government pay, Middletown Times Herald-Record Prez's challenge to NYC teachers, New York Post
Citing Economy, Three Oppose New Police Contract, Jamestown Post-Journal
Arbitration Makes Voting Down Contract Difficult, Jamestown Post-Journal
JPD Is Paid Well Before Raises, Jamestown Post-Journal
Brewster mayor waiting on police chief to resign, Journal News
School chief placed on paid leave, Oneonta Daily Star
Head of traffic agents union: Investigate judge, Newsday


February 27, 2009

Obama Budget Would Limit Pay Raises for Civilian Workers, Military, Washington Post
Obama backs 2 percent civilian pay raise, 2.9 percent for military, Government Executive
Attorney General Cuomo probing political links to state pension business, New York Daily News
SUNY Potsdam president receives 4.6% pay increase, Watertown Daily Times
Interview with paper draws rebuke for Mt. Vernon library worker, Journal News
Harrison suspends 3 cops, official, Journal News


February 26, 2009

Schenectady police leaders vow action, Albany Times Union
State of the City: Ryan orders 10% cuts in police, fire agencies, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Districts face cuts despite federal aid, Albany Times Union
Cameras' unannounced installation puzzles Spring Valley DPW employees, Journal News
Common Council committee favors retirement incentives, Kingston Daily Freeman
County board freezes hiring, Oneonta Daily Star
Arlington administrators offer concessions, Poughkeepsie Journal
Your views: Some ways New York could save, Utica Observer-Dispatch


February 25, 2009

New York's double dippers in local government, school districts, Journal News
Steinhaus vetoes DCC labor agreement, lambastes Higgins, Kingston Daily Freeman
Arlington principals offer to reduce pay to save schools, Poughkeepsie Journal
Union, Johnstown district agree on retirement incentive, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Pine Bush faces teacher layoffs, program cuts, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Nassau, union still mired in talks to avoid layoffs, Newsday
Fixing a hole in Nassau, Newsday
Ex-Mt. Vernon school official gets prison term in bribe case, Journal News
My View: Chester teachers want board to give superintendent a contract, Middletown Times Herald-Record


February 24, 2009

District, teachers get lesson in subtraction, Albany Times Union
Spring Valley's union workers upset at longevity nonpayment, Journal News
Bureaucrats and class sizes are up sharply, New York Daily News
Aide to Gov's wife $oaking up raise, New York Post
Suozzi delays layoffs for hundreds of Nassau employees, Newsday
Kingston school district, substitutes in agreement, Kingston Daily Freeman


February 23, 2009

His 13 days cost Schenectady plenty, Albany Times Union
Time bomb for young cops, New York Post
Waiver lets state pensioners prosper, Journal News
Public pension waivers come under scrutiny, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Library Retirees' serious ca-sssh, New York Post
Unions must do more to help cut spending, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Editorial: State fritters away chances for change, Poughkeepsie Journal
Albany, Don't Bank on the Feds, New York Times
Teachers on 'detention' get full pay, Staten Island Advance
Bedford schools may cut 60 jobs to trim tax increase, Journal News
Orange-Ulster BOCES to cut 40 jobs, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Nassau legislature to consider allowing layoffs, Newsday
Teacher retirement incentive drafted, Glens Falls Post-Star
Orange County committee votes to freeze elected officials' pay, Kingston Daily Freeman
Mayor calls for NY state pay cut, Dunkirk Observer
Three municipalities receive checks from insurance company, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Share the pain, TWU, New York Post
Allow Union Firefighters To Volunteer At Home, Jamestown Post-Journal


February 20, 2009

Gov recalls that '70s $low, New York Post Orange County Legislature freezes pay for elected officials, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Newburgh council erupts over ex-manager's pay, Middletown Times Herald-Record
City layoffs first hurdle for new prez of DC37 local, New York Daily News
Yorktown considers 42 to 55 job cuts as budget takes shape, Journal News


February 19, 2009

Pay raises send wrong message, Glens Falls Post-Star
Pol slams Suozzi Disney trip in midst of labor talks, Newsday
Tarnishing the badge, Albany Times Union
City report says Yonkers budget crisis easing, Journal News
Mediator helps settle fire contract, Olean Times-Herald
Kingston school budget could cut jobs, Kingston Daily Freeman
Kingston school budget could cut jobs, Kingston Daily Freeman
Ex-Newburgh city manager still on payroll, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Suffern, police to enter into formal contract talks, Journal News
Our View: Pay lag needs to be applied with fairness,
Auburn Citizen

City Council: One chance to comply with residency policy, Niagara Gazette
Residency dispute gets closer to lawsuit, Buffalo News
3 JC firefighters fight return of retroactive pay, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Police, Sheriff merger could benefit officers, Dunkirk Evening Observer


February 18, 2009

Paterson rebuts union attacks on pay hikes, Associated Press
Dave has second thoughts on pay hikes, New York Post
Suozzi proceeding with cuts, layoffs despite stimulus, Newsday
Controversy over steps, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Proposed deal could save district $500K, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Did Schenectady's $168G cop spend hours away?, Albany Times Union
Chief: Cop 'stealing time', SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Tucker bemoans retiree health care cost, Buffalo News
Hen Hud schools look at layoffs as budget talks advance, Journal News
County wants to put in pay lag for workers, Auburn Citizen
Hiring freeze defeated; vote is along party lines, Buffalo News
Veto ends city worker residency battle, New York Daily News
Class Size Makes Biggest Jump of Bloomberg Tenure, New York Times


February 17, 2009

New York's public pensions are socking taxpayers: Costs jumped 100 percent, Syracuse Post-Standard
Retirement Jitters, Syracuse Post-Standard
Labor's dangerous defiance: Public workers want sacrifice -- but give nothing up, New York Daily News
Union maid: State Sen. Diane Savino continues to do bidding of organized labor, New York Daily News
Staten Island state Sen. Diane Savino is a fox in the chicken coop, New York Daily News
Analysis: Fed stimulus doesn't end NY fiscal fight, Associated Press
Gov's hy-pay-crisy, New York Post
All sides 'raise' hell over gov's pay hikes, New York Post
Political appointees in New York still get huge raises despite economy, New York Daily News
16.7% pay raises for Paterson aides questioned as cuts loom, Gannett News Service
Scores of city government workers racking up six-figure overtime, New York Daily News
Ulster won't expand partner health benefits, Kingston Daily Freeman
Herkimer County may change health benefits for retirees, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Municipalities consider health insurance consortium, Ithaca Journal
BU weighs staffing reductions, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Katonah-Lewisboro district anticipates widespread layoffs, Journal News
City School Board considering layoffs, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
City teachers will still get step increases, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Steinhaus slams DCC contract; Higgins calls comments irresponsible, Poughkeepsie Journal
DCC teachers get 3-year pact; raises total more than 6%, Kingston Daily Freeman
JC police seek arbitration on contract, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Police chief salaries vary widely by agency, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Rochester Mayor Duffy declines his pay raise, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
NYC Transit says wife worked for husband against agency rules, New York Daily News


February 13, 2009

Budget options for New York City, Independent Budget Office
City's $8 m tab for 'private' pensions, New York Post
RX for city: 4-day week, New York Post
Council approves new contract for OPD, Oswego Palladium-Times
College administrators' pay scrutinized, Buffalo News
Ballston Spa school district may cut up to 40 jobs, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
BOE faces tough choices, Troy Record
8 Utica teachers suspended, Utica Observer-Dispatch
State comptroller: Schools lag on background checks, Associated Press
Hiring report stings schools, Albany Times Union


February 12, 2009

Proposed Syracuse City School District budget cuts 128 jobs, still has $4 million shortfall, Syracuse Post-Standard
City control board alarmed by soaring overtime costs, Buffalo News
40 Arlington workers take salary freeze, Poughkeepsie Journal Picente: Freeze all or none of workers' salaries, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Officials explain tax hike, cancel pay raise, Hornell Evening Tribune
Union opposes changing county retiree benefits, Syracuse Post-Standard
Judge: Westchester must pay injured correction officers disputing fitness for work, Journal News
Town adopts plan for retired officials, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Bloomberg puts city unions on notice: Ante up for health care or face layoffs, New York Daily News
City workers on the "move, New York Post


February 11, 2009

Saugerties school board member wants contract process to be more open, Kingston Daily Freeman
Top Bedford school administrators freeze pay, hike health-care contribution, Journal News
Editorial: ripple effect of teachers' contract, Glens Falls Post-Star
Herkimer County Legislature discusses changes to health insurance benefits, Herkimer Evening Telegram
State audits Yonkers' 'provisional' employees, Journal News
City responds to firefighter's lawsuit, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Uniting to solve woes, Newsday
Nassau delays layoffs, other cost-cutting moves OK'd, Newsday
Suozzi weighs privatizing sewage plants, ambulances, Newsday
School labor laws frustrate cost cuts, Poughkeepsie Journal
Time to cut the city's teacher glut, New York Post
Dousing fire OT, New York Post
Inside pension bloat, New York Post
A Proposal to Shore Up Banks With Pension Funds, New York Times


February 09, 2009

Ground rules of layoffs, Albany Times Union
Staten Island state Sen. Diane Savino is a fox in the chicken coop, New York Daily News
Unions inflicting labor pain on gov, New York Post
Raging pension fire: explosion in disabilities rocks city retiree budget, New York Post
FDNY disability pay cause for alarm: pol, New York Post
State and its unions need to start talking, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Nassau union heads to testify on county layoff bill, Newsday
CSEA balks at health care plan switch, Buffalo News
Contract arrives too late, Glens Falls Post-Star
Economy woes cloud school budget plans, Journal News
County lawmakers rack up $95,182 in expenses over two years, Middletown Times Herald-Record
No-work state worker big surprise to legislators, Albany Times Union
End the waste of no-work jobs, Albany Times Union
Legislation targets city retirees' benefits, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Council wage freeze, wind turbines hearing on tap Wednesday, Rome Sentinel
County Democrats: Eliminate last year's raises for employees, Utica Observer-Dispatch
GOP members eye Legislature cut, Buffalo News
White Plains councilman cuts own salary; colleagues mock move, Journal News
Broome-Tioga federation backs 'fair and just contract' for Vestal paraprofessionals, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Teachers Say Union Faces Resistance From Brooklyn Charter School, New York Times
Overtime for public works employees dips in 2008, Rome Sentinel
Mileage policies differ by count, Glens Falls Post-Star


February 06, 2009

State employee: Job but no work, Gannett News Service
Time to get tough, New York Post
Up to $1.4M extra in pact, Glens Falls Post-Star Babylon, civil service union sign new contract, Newsday
Mayoral aide's use of city car questioned after crash, Journal News
Will recession boost unions? Organizers see opportunities, Middletown Times Herald-Record


February 05, 2009

State unions reject pay concessions, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
School chiefs say no to pay hikes, Albany Times Union
Contract balances savings, pay hike, Glens Falls Post-Star
Glens Falls contract will have lasting effect, Glens Falls Post-Star
New Victor schools chief gets $140K, Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Police union: Investigators’ raise just 5.5 percent, Oneida Dispatch
New contract for City School teachers, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
No hiring freeze in Essex County, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
State employee: I get $93,803 for no work, Albany Times Union
Bonura 'forced' to retire, Journal News
Sharing work, saving jobs, Albany Times Union


February 03, 2009

Suozzi threatens layoffs unless union workers take pay cut, Newsday
Nassau's challenge: Pay cuts or else, New York Post
This is going to hurt, Newsday
Hiring freeze talk shatters on impact, Dunkirk Observer
School officials fear state aid cuts could cost 500 jobs regionwide, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Union tries to weaken Bloomberg on schools, New York Times
Fed cash may save teachers, New York Daily News


February 02, 2009

A pension crisis in the making, Albany Times Union
State can't afford overly generous pensions, Albany Times Union
Editorial: Make contracts public before the vote, Schnectady Daily Gazette
Public retiree health insurance cost is a fiscal time bomb, Buffalo News
Highland school district sued over retiree health benefits, Kingston Daily Freeman
Bloomberg Budget Plan Calls for Benefits Cuts, New York Times
No joke - I'll cut 23,000 jobs, Mayor Bloomberg warns, New York Daily News
Suozzi budget could mean hundreds of layoffs, pay cuts, Newsday
Riverhead schools freeze administrators' wage hikes, Newsday
JC fire protection on agenda at Tuesday meeting, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Westchester police patrols may be in peril, Journal News
County chiefs get 2.5% raise, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Free health premiums are county perk for 195, Poughkeepsie Journal
At a glance: Countywide officials' compensation, Poughkeepsie Journal
Highland school district sued over retiree health benefits, Kingston Daily Freeman
Union may fight county jail meals decision, Auburn Citizen
Job cut? Not in federal payroll, Glens Falls Post-Star
Cop tops Schenectady pay list, Albany Times Union


January 30, 2009

State's pension fund drain is slowing, Poughkeepsie Journal
Middletown mayor announces hiring freeze for 2009, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Mayor Bloomberg's grim doomsday budget cuts 23,000 city jobs, New York Daily News
Mike's budget: bad news for jobs, taxes, New York Post
Deputies lock in 4 percent raises, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Legislators approve eliminating open positions, Utica Observer-Dispatch


January 29, 2009

Teacher pension fund continues to slide, Gannett News Service
Laid-off police returning to jobs in Yonkers, Journal News
Teachers union health care issue devolves into rancor, Buffalo News
Raise is approved for school bus aides, Buffalo News
Putnam, deputies agree on long-delayed contract plan, Journal News
Legislators say blame over contracts is unfair, Watertown Daily Times
Pay freeze pact? Nassau comptroller gave hikes anyway, Newsday
New York schools Chancellor Joel Klein says 15,000 jobs may be lost, New York Daily News
Education cuts called damaging, Albany Times Union
Four-day schedule proposal expands, Watertown Daily Times


January 27, 2009

Panel will study employee benefits, Poughkeepsie Journal
Comptroller says NY official on payroll twice, Newsday
Another swipe at former official, Albany Times Union
Report Assails Ex-Health Chief in New York, New York Times
Mineola attorney pays $15G to end benefits probe, Newsday


January 26, 2009

Public pensions are weighing on taxpayers, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Insurance brokers skeptical of county deal, Dunkirk Observer
County could share insurance, Watertown Daily Times
Rockland County workers take buyouts, but officials warn of continued challenges, Journal News
Potsdam teachers 'not interested' in concessions to help with budget, Watertown Daily Times
Franklin County to try 12-hour shifts, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
N.Y. still seeks prison officers, Gannett News Service


January 23, 2009

Mike rips ‘layoff’ budget, em>New York Post

Mayor Pleads for Sustenance, Not Cuts, From the State, New York Times
C-PP teachers have contract, Corning Leader
Saranac Lake school suffers budget hits, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Cops see red over new NYPD edict on officers' transfers, New York Daily News


January 22, 2009

Sweet Home School Board OKs 3-year teachers pact, Buffalo News
Suffolk PBA: $2M in sheriffs' overtime for patrols, Newsday
Auburn officials let FOIL deadline pass without releasing names of publics works employees who took $10,000 worth of city property, Syracuse Post-Standard
Job freeze doesn't affect prison staff, Poughkeepsie Journal
Restored federal grant to hire Troy firefighters, Troy Record
Catskill official expects union pacts, Kingston Daily Freeman
Lysander deputy clerk still making salary of $0, Syracuse Post-Standard


January 21, 2009

Myspaced-out cops, New York Post
Suozzi: County worker layoffs could save Nassau $20M, Newsday
Democrat Campana wants info on Troy overtime, Troy Record
JC approves bond issue for firefighters' pay, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Hempstead Town employees at contract impasse, Newsday
Veteran Troy cop suspended, Albany Times Union


January 20, 2009

Union: No volunteers, Albany Times Union
Court of Appeals grants request by city on firefighter insurance, Buffalo News
Retired firefighters win court round with city, Utica Observer-Dispatch
JC to take up fire department minimum-staffing clause, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
BOCES workers freeze own pay in tough economic times, Finger Lake Times
SF police, village board set new contract, Finger Lake Times
Midlakes could cut 11 jobs next year, Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Schenectady school district warns of possible layoffs, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
West Genesee superintendent begins meetings with teachers, staff to be affected by cuts, Syracuse Post-Standard


January 16, 2009

Mike's omission: Needs to fight for benefits cuts, New York Post
Five-year contract wins approval for clerical workers, nurses, aides, Buffalo News
Midlakes expects to cut up to 11 positions, Finger Lake Times


January 15, 2009

Salaries, computers drive pension-cost hike, Gannett News Service
Contract details remain hidden, Glens Falls Post-Star
Glens Falls, teachers tentatively agree on contract, Glens Falls Post-Star
Yonkers fire unions agree to work free shift to curb layoffs, Journal News
Salaries up in Franklin County payroll, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Jail time unlikely for ex-cop in sex case, Kingston Daily Freeman


January 14, 2009

Civil service benefits under fire as costs rise, New York Daily News
Rep. Anthony Weiner flip-flops on trimming pensions, New York Daily News
County OKs contract with deputies, Gloversville Leader-Herald
MW looks at staff cuts, Finger Lake Times
Teachers at Brooklyn charter school seek city union membership, New York Daily News
NY firefighters vote to work a shift for free, Newsday
Nassau's offer of 4-day workweek draws mixed response, Newsday
Judge orders hearing on health insurance for Buffalo teachers, Buffalo News
Unions Start 2009 With New Contracts, Oswego County Today
FLCC grants same-sex marriage benefits, Finger Lake Times
Village of North Hills lawyer snagged in pension flap, Newsday
Former Mexico schools lawyer told to return $136,000 in state pension payments, Syracuse Post-Standard


January 13, 2009

Sounding Like a Rival, Weiner Attacks Bloomberg, New York Times
Weiner targets city pensions, New York Post
NYC's out-of-control labor costs, New York Post
Newburgh city manager fired, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Police Chief Given Hiring Leeway, Jamestown Post-Journal


January 12, 2009

New York's pension administrative costs soar, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Put state workers on a four-day week, says Queens politician Gianaris, New York Daily News
4-Day Workweek Proposed to Ease the State's Deficit, New York Times
Time to chop jobs, New York Post
Your money at work: At 107G, the cost of the average city worker is way too high, New York Daily News
Essex County keeps insurance buyouts, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
JC halts 'non-essential' spending, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Otsego board hit on benefit, Oneonta Daily Star
Rye Neck teachers' union, district spar online, in mailers, Journal News
Port Chester to hold off on hiring as revenues decline, Journal News
Greece school board may make public study on district's employment practices, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Mayor's pension-$$ woe,
Clarkstown establishes policies on use of town cars, Journal News
Chief, town split on back pay issue, Albany Times Union
Ex-chief admits to misconduct, Albany Times Union


January 09, 2009

Six-figure civil servants: Average compensation cost of New York City public employees, Citizens Budget Commission
City Employee Pay Is Outpacing Private Sector, Report Says, New York Times
Bloated benefits cost city $106 G per worker, New York Post
Teachers reach deal with C-PP district, Corning Leader
No more police overtime for Kingston parades, other special events, Kingston Daily Freeman
JC mayor: No investigation into Hannon's pay, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Trials & Tribulations: Guilty ex-cop Kurth still collects pension, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Former Greenburgh teacher says he was fired for being 'too white', Journal News


January 08, 2009

Speaking out against cuts, Albany Times Union
MTA boss Elliot Sander: I'll ride it out on $275G a year, New York Daily News
City, MLD reach deal on salaries, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Eight Schenectady teachers retiring at end of year, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Former CSEA treasurer admits theft, Albany Times Union
Auburn Public Works employees keep jobs despite $10,000 in equipment theft, Syracuse Post-Standard
Town tries to avoid rehiring fired assistant engineer, Buffalo News


January 07, 2009

New online database puts salaries of all city, state workers just a click away, New York Daily News
See what city workers make, Staten Island Advance
Who gets paid what by city, New York Post
State retirements dropping, Albany Times Union
M.T.A. and workers shun confrontation, New York Times
MTA & union ok arbitration, New York Post
State's unemployment system buckles under surging demand, New York Times
Unions plan rally, march to protest state budget cuts, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Car 54, where are you?, Newsday
Nassau police commish explains patrol car shortage, Newsday
JC officials delay decision on firefighters' staffing, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Most Tonawanda officials get pay raises, but not board, Buffalo News
Cut salaries, boost class sizes in Lancaster, residents urge board, Buffalo News
Orange considers 4-day work week, Kingston Daily-Freeman
Fehlhaber to return to work, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Editorial: Pension loss a deterrent to crime, Plattsburgh Press Republican
Unions weigh unpaid shift to restore job or rank to 12 Yonkers firefighters, Journal News


January 05, 2009

Political bigs gorged on Hevesi pension fund trough, New York Daily News
Trustee's resolution would cut minimum staffing level, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Workers Ordered to Give Up City-Owned Cars, New York Times
Senate staff jobs safe until March, Albany Times Union
New leave policy raises questions, Buffalo News
Layoffs cut to 90, more givebacks sought, Journal News
Nassau, Suffolk pols shun automatic raises, Newsday
Washington County to review sick-day policy, Glens Falls Post-Star
Schenectady may lose first round on arbitration, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Editorial: Police discipline in limbo too long in Schenectady, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
City wants new rules, Albany Times Union
Utica enforcing residency policy, Utica Observer-Dispatch
FDA: Lack of state staffers threatens shellfish safety, Newsday
City Settles Sex Harassment Case at Department for Aging, New York Times
Sex suit costs city 225G, New York Post
Spending cuts eyed by school officials, Glens Falls Post-Star
Council to vote on raises for public works foremen, Finger Lake Times
Greenburgh restores police overtime, cuts library funds, Journal News
Orange County employees' union OKs contract , Kingston Daily Freeman
Hearing officer: Suspend Fehlhaber without pay for 1 more month, Utica Observer-Dispatch
SUNY medical center employees overpaid, Legislative Gazette
In Shaky Job Climate, Busy Days for a Public Workers' Newspaper, New York Times
Greenburgh restores police overtime, cuts library funds, Journal News
Tests for management jobs on tap for first time since 2005, New York Daily News
Hearing officer: Suspend Fehlhaber without pay for 1 more month, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Endicott board leads downsizing trend, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Pomfret: Salaries approved for town officials, Buffalo News
Legal dispute continues between Westchester, jail guards' union, Journal News
No complaints as supervisors raise their salaries, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Yonkers fire company won't close, Pagano won't retire, Journal News
Falls school officials rap state comptroller's 'unfair' criticism, Buffalo News


December 30, 2008

Public pension scandal investigations mushrooming, Newsday
Orange County employees approve 5-year contract, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Spa City unions without contract, Glens Falls Post-Star
Pelham town adopts budget with no tax increase, Journal News


December 29, 2008

CSEA's decked haul, Newsday
Broome to help JC negotiate contracts, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Mike $trikes hikes, New York Post
Cops cashing in, New York Post
City pension nightmare, New York Post
Buy-bye offers eyed for city workers, New York Post
Stress seen hitting female police most, Buffalo News
Standoff hurts schools, Buffalo News
'Incredible year' for public-access laws in N.Y., Gannett News Service
Local school salaries a major cost to taxpayers, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Report criticizes Yorktown policies on workers' compensation, Journal News
SUNY hospital accused of overpaying workers, Buffalo News
3 villages rue picking self-insured workers' comp, Buffalo News
Geneva tax collector requests pay raise, Finger Lake Times
Perv pol keeps his pension, New York Post
20-year retirement still a question mark, Journal News
JC feels the heat from firefighters' contract, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
School, union agree to contract, Glens Falls Post-Star
Kim will not meet with labor attorneys, Saratogian
CSEA members back negotiators, Oneonta Daily Star
CSEA may wish it took deal, Oneonta Daily Star
Educators ponder four-day week, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Our view: Government must watch all spending, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Public pensions: Workers should contribute more, Watertown Daily Times
ECMC nurses approve new contract, Buffalo News
SEIU to vote on givebacks to avert layoffs in Yonkers, Journal News
Clarkstown health plan for volunteer, Journal News


December 24, 2008

Residency rules DC 37 can live with, New York Daily News
Teamsters, Greece school district have new contract, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Former highway official sentenced to probation, Albany Times Union


December 23, 2008

More Companies Are Cutting Labor Costs Without Layoffs, New York Times
Teamsters vote givebacks to avert 50 layoffs in Yonkers, Journal News
Comptroller says NY official on payroll twice, Associated Press
State audit slaps ORDA, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Editorial: NY's crackdown on pension abuse long overdue, Poughkeepsie Journal
College to try four-day week, Watertown Daily Times
SUNY Canton goes to 4 day week, News 10 Now
JC trustee received pay not allowed by contract, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Judge dismisses former Pelham Manor cop's petition to reverse his termination, Journal News
Mohan fights ruling on police hiring, Buffalo News
Catskill Confidential: New Sullivan employees have to live there, Middletown Times Herald-Record


December 22, 2008

On pension proposals, Paterson takes tactic from the past, New York Times
Albany needs to start talking layoffs, New York Post
For taxpayers, Albany must trim new public workers' retirement benefits, New York Daily News
Punting on pensions, New York Post
Our view: State leaders must make deeper cuts, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Levy to push for state review of police union perks, Newsday
Nassau CSEA employees' contract ignores reality, Newsday
Malverne police's holiday perk revoked by arbitrator, Newsday
Paterson Says No to Court Officers, Court Officers Contemplate Reaction, New York Observer
Ex-Erie County probation boss faces charges over keeping computer, Buffalo News
Eighth District courts to take holiday time off, Buffalo News
Steve Israel: Public servants, please share the joy of giving, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Yonkers Bracing for an Expected 151 Layoffs, New York Times
Residents criticize larger raises for some Mt. Vernon employees, Journal News
Council members: Job cuts on table, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Tentative pact reached with nurses union, Buffalo News
Bookkeeper to get $71,544 in unpaid overtime, Utica Observer-Dispatch
4 Lancaster doctors must pay $50,000 to state, Buffalo News
Sexual harassment claim arises after official quits, New York Times
MLD union offers plan to avoid layoffs, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Report cites violations at West Islip school district, Newsday
Board OKs pact with employees, Buffalo News
County: No more hiring, Glens Falls Post-Star
Probation director named, over workers' objections, Finger Lake Times
Judge says Mohan acted improperly in firing, Buffalo News


December 18, 2008

Why pension reform is fair and vital, New York Post
Police Union Criticizes Effort to Reduce a Pension Benefits, New York Times
LIers warily eye state pension proposals, Newsday
Pension relief changes protect against losses, Watertown Daily Times
Utica council approves police contracts, Utica Observer-Dispatch
County, unions negotiate contracts, Watertown Daily Times
PBA wants to negotiate contract, Saratogian
Pay raise for legislators not uncommon statewide, Oswego Palladium-Times


December 17, 2008

From Albany, move to trim pension plans, New York Times
Bloomberg looks to save money with new pension tier, New York Observer
...With one small step ahead, New York Post
Analysis: Tough talk in NY --but is it enough?, Newsday
Paterson Proposes Austere Budget to Close Deficit, New York Times
Highlights from the 2009-10 budget plan, Poughkeepsie Journal
Utica Common Council questions police raises, enhanced retirement plans, Utica Observer-Dispatch
JC errors overpay firefighters by $44,839, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Vestal school aides, monitors march for higher wages, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin


December 16, 2008

Layoffs or givebacks may be in state's plan, Albany Times Union
Mandate Commission Seeks State Pension Reform, WXXI
Officials discuss four-day school week, Herkimer Evening Telegram
Rockland County to bolster surplus after getting break on health insurance premiums, Journal News
Rochester eyes savings in health coverage, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Deal would force Hempstead to fill jobs full time, Newsday
Labor contracts still unresolved, Saratogian
City OKs contract with labor attorney, Gloversville Leader-Herald
County treasurer drops quest for raise, Syracuse Post-Standard No Moonlighting for City Elevator Employees, New York Times
Sheriff: Deputy resigned, not fired, Hornell Evening Tribune


December 15, 2008

As City Goes Broke, One Expense Is Safe, New York Times
151 full-, part-timers to lose Yonkers jobs, Journal News
Residents disappointed as Yonkers plans layoffs, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Beekmantown School Board rejects contract, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Nassau,union accept new contract, Newsday
Raises approved for lowest-paid city workers, Buffalo News
Editorial: When governments look at budget cuts, personnel is a logical starting point, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Mayor outraged at city union, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Utica's payroll expanding as economy contracts, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Most overtime occurs in fire, police departments, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Suppa defends overtime pay, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Public works spending on target, according to city, Utica Observer-Dispatch
48 percent raise for Utica school attorney, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Monticello board meeting might be ruled illegal, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Legislators approve budget without raises, New York Times
Costly diagnosis; workers, employers struggle with price of health care, Glens Falls Post-Star
County: No reinstatement of benefits forthcoming, Oswego Palladium-Times
Tensions rise between Greece teachers, school district over contract negotiations, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Error could cost Greene school district $431,298, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Police chief fired after reported assault, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Trooper faces charges of issuing spite tickets, Buffalo News


December 12, 2008

Falls schools: Teacher cuts approved, Niagara Falls Gazette
BTF takes action on health insurance, Buffalo News
Editorial: When governments look at budget cuts, personnel is a logical starting point, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Red Jacket teachers' raises approved, Finger Lake Times Contract approved for Hendrick Hudson teachers, Journal News
Nonunion raises touch raw nerve in Sullivan, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Garden City private attorney's public pension revoked, Newsday
Pensions withdrawn for lawyers, Poughkeepsie Journal
Retirement benefits rescinded for attorney, Buffalo News


December 11, 2008

Can 3 R's fit into 4 days?, Times Union
Lawmakers consider four-day school week, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Keeping the school board zipped up: Silencing of board members violates first amendment rights, Glens Falls Post-Star
Syracuse school district approves union contracts with 4 percent annual pay raises, Syracuse Post-Standard
Mike's call for new 7% budget cuts may spark layoffs, New York Post
Bloomberg Orders More Budget Cuts, New York Times FDNY Forced To Initiate Hiring Freeze, New York 1 News
Sullivan finds other jobs for 13 scheduled for layoffs, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Board fires New Berlin police chief, Oneonta Daily Star
Teacher fired for sex talk has scant support at Pearl River H.S., Journal News


December 10, 2008

Think Tanks Suggest Budget Cuts, New York Public Radio
State cuts urged in workers' costs, health benefits, Gannett News Service
Does 'rightsizing' mean layoffs?, Albany Times Union
State budget deficit’s impact reverberates, Buffalo News
A Cap on Pension Benefits, Governing
State Workers Charged With Fixing Traffic Tickets, New York Times
Hiring freeze approved, Glens Falls Post-Star
Crowd of teachers, staff appeals to school board, Oneida Dispatch
Paralegal payment of $15,000 advances, Buffalo News
Firefighters incentive plan approved overwhelmingly, Buffalo News


December 09, 2008

Officials seek new contract talks with teachers, Glens Falls Post-Star
County white-collar workers declare impasse, Oneida Dispatch
County executive drops bid for pay raises, Journal News


December 08, 2008

Buffalo to post employees' pay online, Buffalo News
State to consider 4-day school week to cut costs, Watertown Daily Times
Clerk's office to charge fee for some Internet searches, Buffalo News
Rochester's merit pay plan rewards city's top performers, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Cop hurt on job told to pay premiums, Journal News
Principals' 715G, New York Post
Orange County workers voting on new contract, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Are Cuts in Hours and Pay an Alternative to Mass Layoffs?, New York Times
Police earn bulk of city OT pay, Journal News
Stony Brook research assistants vote to unionize, Newsday
Cayuga County treasurer wants a bigger pay raise than $1,000, Syracuse Post-Standard
Mayor calls for temporary hiring freeze, Glens Falls Post-Star
Library ends 3-year employee negotiations, Ithaca Journal
County Legislature Revisiting Health Insurance Issue, Jamestown Post-Journal
MTA to union: All aboard, New York Post
Nassau to save $11.4M in health care costs, Newsday
Oneida city department heads to receive 4 percent raises, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Police chief arraigned, Oneonta Daily Star


December 05, 2008

Unions Gear Up for Potential Budget Battle, New York Public Radio
Pension checks flowing to felons, Albany Times Union
Hiring freeze on for Plattsburgh State, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Union organizing: Maintain secret ballot, Watertown Daily Times
New York's budget woes may force school mergers, Hornell Evening Tribune
NIAGARA FALLS: Teacher cuts are delayed, Niagara Falls Gazette
Niagara Falls: Teacher cuts are delayed, Niagara Falls Gazette
Dutchess deputies claim Steinhaus' cuts are retaliatory, Kingston Daily Freeman
Spano scraps raises for county chiefs, Journal News
School Employees Forgo 5% Raises in Montgomery, Washington Post
Furloughs of Two to Five Days Proposed, Washington Post
$3.75M for fireman hurt hurt in brawl, New York Daily News
Judge rules against Pelham Manor in disability case, Journal News
Former West Seneca teacher gets prison term for sodomizing pupil, http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/southernsuburbs/story/514073.html
Haskell seeking benefits, Glens Falls Post-Star


December 04, 2008

Cops out of luck as jury rejects police overtime gripes, New York Daily News
Greene County asks unions to accept different health-care plan, Kingston Daily Freeman
Westchester tax increase, raises assailed, Journal News
At School Union Runs, Principal Steps Down, New York Times
Falls bridge panel names new manager, Buffalo News
Former Jefferson school official admits misconduct, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Public-employee union urges state to cut consultants, Gannett News Service
Monitors' positions unionized, Buffalo News
State judge annuls firing of Ramapo police officer, Journal News
Falls officer depicted as an abuser of his power, Buffalo News


December 03, 2008

State eyes early-retirement plan, Associated Press
Teachers' Union Preparing to Hold a Grudge on Tax Cap, PolitickerNY
Comptroller eyes former Hempstead attorney's pension, Newsday
Nassau workers soon will be punching the clock, Newsday
Residency waivers to go before council, Utica Observer-Dispatch


December 02, 2008

Now in the Private Sector, Bruno Is Selling Efficiency and Openness, New York Times
Lessons From 40 Years of Education 'Reform', Wall Street Journal
School administrators' pay below NY average, Watertown Daily Times
Potsdam weighs reducing benefits, Watertown Daily Times
Change to part-time status is retaliation, city worker says, Kingston Daily Freeman


December 01, 2008

Pension packages need review, Utica Observer-Dispatch
LI may have fewer state park officers next summer, Newsday
'Freeze' doesn't halt state's hiring, Albany Times Union
Ex-city cop wins huge award after chair he sat in broke, sending bullet into his knee, New York Daily News
Better than Lotto: Shelly Silver's loophole gives ex-cop a $4.5 million trifecta, New York Daily News
Op-ed column: After years of no-plan spending, fat-cat teachers deserve cuts, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
City police, sheriff's deputies see average age coming down, Watertown Daily Times
Dutchess County budget battle intensifies, Kingston Daily Freeman
Residents irked by time of raises hearing, Journal News
Dutchess County budget battle intensifies,
You can't hand out pink slips, tax hikes and raises, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Rye official: Freezing managers' pay would trim proposed tax hike, Journal News
Peekskill approves tax cut with no layoffs, Journal News
Cortlandt cuts costs to reduce tax increase, Journal News
One crewman per plow a growing trend, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
A Plan to Hire the Best Teachers, New York Times
Sheriff again makes case for deputies, Finger Lake Times
Hiring freeze to go before Saratoga Springs City Council, SchenectadyDaily Gazette
Utica school administrators to get pay hike, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Hedge funder target of state pension probe, New York Daily News
Southampton eliminates jobs to tighten 2009 budget, Newsday
Hamburg Town Board members to receive raises of 4%, Buffalo News
Attorney asks for funds to pay secretary, Buffalo News
Officials criticized over FOIL requests, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Chairman Ryan responds, cuts board budget by $290,799, Journal News
Former Yonkers superintendent Hornsby sentenced to prison, Journal News


November 26, 2008

City announces bonuses for 295 top city employees, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
New payroll process to save Rochester $150,000 next year, officials say, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Rochester's new incentive pay model has merit, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Top City Employees Get Merit Pay Awards, WXXI (Rochester)
State workers warned in credit card crackdown, New York Daily News
Falls school chief used district credit card at will, Buffalo News
Tough times won't stop raises for New York City's workers, Mayor Bloomberg sez, New York Daily News
Grinch union boss gets a holiday gift, New York Post
Willis to be new schools chief; board OKs Gerace contract, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Former officers plead guilty to official misconduct, News 10 (Syracuse)
Seneca supervisors discussing pay raises, Finger Lake Times


November 25, 2008

The 5 big, bad budget lies: A guide to Albany lawmakers' bald-faced fibs, New York Daily News
NY court says union drumming can be nuisance, Associated Press
Rochester announces incentive bonuses for 295 top city employees, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
City-police negotiations hit new snag, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
City employees in line for raises over 9 years, Buffalo News
State urges hiring of 3 corrections officers, Buffalo News
Westchester legislators to hear from public on raises, Journal News
Nassau County:Comptroller: Raise insurance buyback, Newsday
Arlington chief says prepare for deep cuts, Poughkeepsie Journal
Steinhaus proposes to reclassify 22 job titles, Poughkeepsie Journal
Greene budget with 11.57% levy hike to air, Kingston Daily Freeman
HCCC peace officers to be armed, Utica Observer-Dispatch
LI attorney loses state pension as probe continues, Newsday
2 supervisors try to stop pay raise, Utica Observer-Dispatch
White Plains parking officers claim age discrimination, Journal News
Disciplined Pleasantville cop sues for $32M, Journal News


November 24, 2008

Crunching state payroll and deficit numbers, Buffalo News
Talks between city, Teamsters at an impasse, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
DOT raise$ eyebrows, New York Post
Appellate court affirms Amherst board's power to hire police, Buffalo News
County exec gets taxpayers' advice on cuts, Journal News
Hefty raises coming for some Sullivan County government employees, Middletown Times Herald-Record
The chancellor's step back, New York Post School chiefs' pensions a growing cost, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Wheatfield budget approved, but pay raises draw complaints, Buffalo News
Randi's olive branch, New York Post
Our View: Utica board needs new candidates, Utica Observer-Dispatch
PERB issues fact-finder report on county labor issue, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Five raises will total 19% for Orange County workers, Kingston Daily Freeman
Overtime pay is latest hurdle in Kingston budget debate, Kingston Daily Freeman
NY insurers must give same rights to gay married pairs, Newsday
Editorial: Paycheck envy, Kingston Daily Freeman
Crist named OCSD superintendent, Oswego Palladium-Times
Housing director gets about 12 percent raise, Utica Observer-Dispatch


November 21, 2008

Ramapo allows police to take religious days off without pay, Journal News
City unions approve contracts Wednesday, Hornell Evening Tribune
City board OKs new police contract, Utica Observer-Dispatch
County set to approve CSEA contract, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Union, Orange County sign tentative 5-year pact, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Saranac Lake School Board OKs raise for teachers, Plattsburgh Press-Republican Saratoga Springs teachers lock in three-year contract, Saratogian
Patterson unites on budget; 2 jobs restored, Journal News Saratoga Springs teachers lock in three-year contract, http://www.thedailystar.com/local/local_story_326040047.html
Crist to lead Oswego schools, http://www.thedailystar.com/local/local_story_326040047.html
Patterson unites on budget; 2 jobs restored, Journal News


November 20, 2008

No state cash for time off, Albany Times Union
A pay lag won't solve crisis, Albany Times Union
Purchase of Turkish carpet takes taxpayers for a ride?, Albany Times Union
Enhanced police retirement plan proposed, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Blue-collar workers ratify 9-year pact with 20% raises, Buffalo News
City seeks to curb health insurance costs, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Board OKs raise for teachers, Glens Falls Post-Star
'Wear a sweater if you're chilly!' - and you may lose your job, Mayor Bloomberg says, New York Daily News
Albany council reverses course on pay raises, Albany Times Union
Washington County won't release new contract until vote on Friday, Glens Falls Post-Star
Washington County to eye budget cuts, Glens Falls Post-Star
Comptroller's audit flags administrator costs at Katonah-Lewisboro, Journal News UCCC faculty union gets 2-year contract, Kingston Daily Freeman
City seeks to curb health insurance costs, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Public Works budget held down by reducing number of employees, Olean Times Herald


November 19, 2008

City, blue-collar union have tentative contract, Buffalo News
Civil Service Union Ratifies Contract; Terms Remain Secret, Kingston Daily Freeman
Editorial: Too many secrets, Kingston Daily Freeman
Open tentative contracts to public, Glens Falls Post-Star Albany council approves raises, Albany Times Union
Finding Jobs for Teachers Already on City's Payroll, New York Times
Teachers rule again: School jobs steady as others decline, New York Daily News
Arlington teachers, district have deal, Poughkeepsie Journal
Head of Teachers' Union Offers to Talk on Tenure and Merit Pay, New York Times
Teachers' union open to Obama pay raise system, Associated Press
Fehlhaber hearing cost at $250,000, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Ghost tickets never saw City Hall, Albany Times Union
Living wage panel instructs Syracuse to compensate underpaid garage workers, Syracuse Post-Standard
Job cuts loom for Syracuse schools, Syracuse Post-Standard
Teachers' union wants say in retirement financial company, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Schools can't be spared, Buffalo News
Catanzaro to remain superintendent, Watertown Daily Times
Raise for Mount Vernon mayor's sister stays in place, for now, Journal News
Judge dismisses part of federal lawsuit filed against Yonkers by city employee, Journal News


November 18, 2008

State workers join budget-cutting foes, Syracuse Post-Standard
SUNY Orange president gets big raise, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Port Jervis schools to privatize bus system, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Ex-Manager Charged in L.I.R.R. Disability Probe, New York Times
Veteran LIRR official arrested in pension scandal, Newsday
Mount Vernon mayor wants to undo sister's raise, Journal News
Mount Vernon: Firefighters' criminal records not city's to release, Journal News
Mayor halts 'ghost' tickets, Albany Times Union
Westchester's Kriss to get $70G for unused time, Journal News


November 17, 2008

Hospital paid top executives $8.5M in 2007, Journal News
Local lawmakers: Prison cuts difficult but necessary, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Mayor appointed to state post, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Essex County gives raises in new contract, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Mike the Knife cuts own staff, New York Post
Gap in city overtime budgets, Oneonta Daily Star
It's wrong to blast union release time, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
3 women win $1M in Nassau sex harassment lawsuit/, Newsday
Roger Toussaint's 'Word', New York Post
Report blasts public contract secrecy, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Running school district a job to rival pay for the governor, new website reveals, Hornell Evening Tribune
Op-ed column: Contracts should be made public for the taxpayer before they are finally ratified, SchnenectadyDaily Gazette
MTA office bloat, New York Post
Indicted council aide keeps plate perk, New York Post
Union blasts state over Tryon cuts, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Union quits panel studying juvenile justice, SchnenectadyDaily Gazette
Insurers Detail Rail Workers’ Path to Disability Pay, New York Times
Free ride from tickets, Albany Times Union
Teachers Win Bonuses at High-Need Schools, New York Times
Principals and their assistants reap rewards, Staten Island Advance
School food workers slated to get 10% raise, Buffalo News
DA asks board not to cut secretary’s stipends, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Village of Florida DPW approves first union contract, Middletown Times Herald-Record
SF board eliminates dispatch positions, Finger Lake Times
Proposed Mount Vernon budget would raise taxes over 13 percent, Journal News


November 14, 2008

Giving and taking, Journal News
Mayor won't ask unions for concessions, Kingston Daily Freeman
Yorktown highway superintendent declines $25G raise, Journal News
Yonkers unions fear city layoffs, Journal News
Steinhaus aims to cut 43.5 jobs, add 10, Poughkeepsie Journal
Troy BOE adopts teacher contract, Troy Record
Amid budget talks in Peekskill, concerns grow over layoff rumors, Journal News
Asharoken sued over health benefits plan, Newsday
Town budget cuts include eliminating post, Poughkeepsie Journal
Judge Supports Soldier With Police Record Seeking to Join Force, New York Times
Former soldier cleared to be NYPD, New York Daily News
Town seeks workers comp insurer, Finger Lake Times
4 months after hiring, Harriman top cop fired, Middletown Times Herald-Record


November 13, 2008

'The well has run dry', Albany Times Union
Schools, health care face state cuts, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Former governors have had to resort to cuts, Newsday
Truth-telling in Albany, Journal News
Gov. Paterson must put onus on labor unions for budget cuts, New York Daily News
Gov's brave talk, New York Post
Mayor: Budget shortfall could spell 200-300 layoffs, Journal News
Nurses, Sullivan County reach tentative contract, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Kriss' exit date will affect pension, Journal News


November 12, 2008

Sharing the pain in $2B cuts, Albany Times Union
Unions must be part of shared sacrifice in New York, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Municipal job cuts beat pay cuts: Mike, New York Post
Steinhaus budget meets resistance in Dutchess Legislature, Kingston Daily Freeman
Social Service workers seek pay upgrades, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Our view: Residency law must be enforced, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Suit against school to end, Albany Times Union
Kriss to get bill for gadgets, software, Journal News


November 11, 2008

Paterson gets cold reception in Albany on belt-tightening ideas, Buffalo News
NY public worker unions oppose reopening contracts, Newsday
Idea of Cuts to Health Care and Education Causes a Stir, New York Times
State jobs for veterans, but not enough, Albany Times Union
Budget Analyst: Bloomberg Cuts Are Fine, Now He Needs to Take on Public Employees, PolitickerNY.com
Unions fight gov's 'cutting' remark$, New York Post
Judge Restores Transit Union Dues Deduction, New York Times
City Council Takes A Hard Look At Overtime, Jamestown Post-Journal
Greene tax levy hike hinges on health plan, Kingston Daily Freeman
Budget draft calls for 30% tax levy hike, SchnenectadyDaily Gazette
Swift pact OK by firefighters is doubtful, Buffalo News
Fire Department study to be aired, Buffalo News
Westchester aide Kriss resigns amid criminal charges, Journal News
Watching the public's purse, Journal News
Needing State Money, New York Mayors Get Their Own Joe, PolitickerNY.com
Ex-Niagara Falls mayor answers corruption charge, Associated Press
Falls worker admits harassment in bias case, Buffalo News
Cops suing city for pay, New York Post
Six Court Officers Suspended for Drinking, New York Times
FLCC president getting raise, Finger Lake Times
Superintendent survey on Brighton district Web site, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Utica schools chief candidate meets public, Utica Observer-Dispatch


November 10, 2008

Paterson Says Schools and Medicaid Face Cuts, New York Times
N.Y. salary secrets seen as costly, Elmira Star-Gazette
Transit Union Leader Vows No More Strikes, New York Times
At 11th hour, Troy BOE delays contract agreement, Troy Record
Teachers get 5-year contract, Kingston Daily Freeman
Firefighters push for cash for 4 positions, Poughkeepsie Journal
Wayne supervisors to vote on pay raise, Finger Lake Times
Mayor refines offer to firefighters, Buffalo News
Park officials further question thousands of free passes, Newsday
School attorney: Watson ignored advice on Arrington, Poughkeepsie Journal
Comptroller: Westport clerk stole money, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin


November 07, 2008

L.I.R.R. Retirees' Free Golf Not Justified, State Says, New York Times
Prison guards face job cuts, Syracuse Post-Standard
Albany comptroller Tom Nitido takes state job, Albany Times Union
Former employee sues Town of Tuxedo, Middletown Times Herald-Record


November 06, 2008

Disabled veterans plan passes by 800,000, Finger Lake Times
Factors add up in defeat of firefighters contract, Buffalo News
Bloomberg shifts gears, plans 3,000 cuts to cope with budget tsunami, New York Daily News
Director Accuses Police Complaint Board of Bias, New York Times
Aide's claim to cost Erie County $155,000, Buffalo News
Sullivan reaches tentative pact, Middletown Times Herald-Record


November 05, 2008

City Budget to Propose More Taxes and Fewer Jobs, New York Times
NYC budget woes hit police, fire, health services, Newsday
Walden might drop benefits for trustees, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Residency referendum OK'd in Utica, Utica Observer-Dispatch


November 04, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg gives District Council 37 raise, warns of layoff, New York Daily News
DC37 gets 4 percent hikes in deal with city, New York Post
City and Municipal Union Reach 2-Year Deal, New York Times
State agencies come up with $844M in savings, Gannett News Service
Governor zips up the pocketbook, Albany Times Union
"Release time'' deals rip off the taxpayer, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Sergeant at Attica goes to court over fairness of lieutenant's exam, Buffalo News
CSEA workers ratify contract with 3% to 4% pay increases, Journal News
City worker charged with records tampering, Oswego Palladium-Times
Troy cop faces possible disciplinary charges, Troy Record


November 03, 2008

Corrections officers get 10% raise over two years, Crain's New York Business
Plans for municipal layoffs being set, New York Post
Taxpayers pay for some area public employees to do union work, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Municipal employees paid to do union work, Syracuse Post-Standard
Lowest-paid Albany workers may get raises, Albany Times Union
City inks deal with union for 8% increase, New York Daily News
Ryan's veto of police-force cuts likely to stand, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Steinhaus plan: 9 layoffs, higher bus fares, cutting sheriff's budget by $1.8 million, Poughkeepsie Journal
City pensions' $1 B long-shot gamble, New York Post
Hyde Park homeowners face 6.9% tax hike,
Averill Park school head calls for spending freeze, Troy Record
Budget mess means some winter reductions at parks, Associated Press
Lawmakers OK raise for county executive, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Tentative Florida budget includes pay raises, Daily Gazette


October 31, 2008

Court upholds Broome stance on repayment of unused sick pay, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Steinhaus: County to shrink work force, Poughkeepsie Journal
Albany police union protest suspect's bail, Albany Times Union
It's not easy to spend less and cut jobs, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Officials: N.Y. Mills police contract fair, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Mamakating budget includes 20% tax hike, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Wyandanch schools face bigger deficit, more cuts, Newsday
Utica firefighter files notice of claim against chief, councilwoman, Utica Observer-Dispatch


October 30, 2008

Insurance Dept. Enters L.I.R.R. Inquiry, New York Times
Don't forget those propositions on Nov. 4, Finger Lake Times
The four-day school week: A fuel's paradise?, NYS School Boards Association
CUNY gives top brass $55k raise, New York Post
City institutes purchasing, hiring freeze, Ithaca Journal
Police group defends county spending on overtime, Journal News
Tapping city savings would be 'cowardly,' alderman says, Kingston Daily Freeman


October 29, 2008

Pension blues, too, NY Fiscal Watch
State pension fund takes hit on Wall St., Buffalo News
Retirement fund for NY state workers loses 20 pct., Newsday
New York state pension fund loses $30 billion, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Big meltdown in N.Y. pension funds, New York Daily News
DiNapoli estimates impact of credit crisis on pension fund, Press Release
Suffolk police labor officials under investigation, Newsday
Warwick school plan has heavy cost, Middletown Times Herald-Record Department of Education spends $5M a year on couriers, New York Daily News
Fewer cops not a problem, chief says, Albany Times Union
Board passes salary raise for supervisor, Buffalo News
Seneca board voting on health coverage, Finger Lake Times
Cortlandt proposed budget freezes hiring, raises taxes 2.8%, Journal News
Voters to decide on retirement plan for Valhalla Ambulance Corps volunteers, Journal News


October 28, 2008

State's hiring freeze melts away, Buffalo News
Loophole lets private lawyers qualify for state pensions, Newsday
Furious lawmakers seek to close state pension loophole, Newsday
Ballot proposal would aid veterans seeking civil service jobs, Middletown Times Herald-Record
NY comptroller: physicians inflate insurance costs, Newsday
State alleges $13.8M in overbilling, Albany Times Union
Audit: offices filed for costs that were waived, Gannett News Service
Easy ticket to ride the gravy train, New York Post
LIRR chief suspends employee over pension advice, Newsday
Cuomo blames LIRR management for disability abuses, Newsday
Officials: $4.5M cut from salaries, overtime, Journal News


October 27, 2008

Retirement fund for state's teachers drops by $7 billion, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Disabled vet issue to be on Nov. 4 ballot, Buffalo News
Doctors and Advisers Eased Path for L.I.R.R. Disability Claims, New York Times
Getting jobs amid red ink, Albany Times Union
Buffalo schools, teachers unlikely to reach accord on health insurance, Buffalo News
Political buttons OK for teachers in Hudson Valley, Middletown Times Herald-Record Mortgage revenue loss freezes salaries in LaGrange, Poughkeepsie Journal
DA offers a plea deal to ex-chief, Albany Times Union
Westchester's overtime bill hits $32M, Journal News
Tuition a perk for some county employees, Journal News
School breach left personnel files exposed, Albany Times Union
Western New York youth center staffed at $1.7M cost, but no kids, Gannett News Service
Mamaroneck mayor's traffic tickets featured on MSNBC show, Journal News
Schools defend retirement accounts,


October 24, 2008

State's highest court backs BTF on health insurance, Buffalo News
5 school districts lock away $2.6 million in retiree fund, Poughkeepsie Journal
Mediator assigned for fire talks, Olean Times-Herald
Mamaroneck village mayor cited commissioner role when ticketed, Journal News
City school board fires money manager, Poughkeepsie Journal
Lawyer, witness joust over Watson pay raise, Poughkeepsie Journal
Guest view: Pay increases for some Oneida County workers are well deserved, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Nassau to pay $450,000 in police officers' age bias suit, Newsday
Hatch Act not a new issue, Corning Leader
Employees' earnings upped 3 percent for 2008, Olean Times-Herald
Former DPW official gets five years in prison in $1.25 million carting scam, Journal News


October 23, 2008

Increase in health care benefits backed, Buffalo News
Trustee: Misappropriation can't be prosecuted, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Wayne supervisors OK loans to health trust, Finger Lake Times
Railroad retirement board official knocks Cuomo probe, Newsday
School board gives Pickus $5,000 raise, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Judges from state's 6th District to fill gap created by Sherman's conflict, Ithaca Journal
More Suffolk sheriff deputies sought for highway patrol, Newsday
New Hartford appoints highway chief, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Ordway quits post due to Hatch Act, Hornell Evening Tribune
Pleasantville cop faces disciplinary charges beyond criticizing prosecutors, Journal News
Cops suspended, New York Post


October 22, 2008

Union leaders meet with governor, Albany Times Union
Audit: $407 Million in Taxpayer Money Stranded in School Reserve Funds Statewide, NYS Comptroller press release
N.Y. comptroller: School districts put too much money in reserves, Gannett News Service
NY comptroller, schools at odds over reserve cash, Middletown Times Herald-Record
DiNapoli wants schools to use reserves for tax relief, Newsday
Millions locked in school accounts, Oneonta Daily Star
Member: Vote on rail worker disability reform not unanimous, Newsday
JC considers audit after finding retro-pay mistakes, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Pleasantville docks pay of cop who criticized D.A.'s Office, Journal News
A Brooklyn Librarian Is Fined for Promoting His Daughter's Book, New York Times


October 21, 2008

LIRR pension con derailed, New York Post
Railroad Retiree Board Vows Oversight of L.I.R.R., New York Times
Railroad retirement board agrees to disability reforms, Newsday
Our view: Oneida Co. leaders must trim raises, Utica Observer-Dispatch
City, AFSCME Reach Agreement, Jamestown Post-Journal
OFA school nurses want recognition in contract talks stalled for 3 years, Watertown Daily Times
County cool toward sheriff's request for $2.8M, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
LaBella: Next police chief will come from within department, Utica Observer-Dispatch


October 20, 2008

NYPD bans cops from expressing political preferences, Albany Times Union
Rage at Gov's force of a different color, New York Post
Ryan's police cut veto faces override, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
School workers' contract for seven years approved, Buffalo News
School clerk draws $137,000 salary, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Mix-up hid LIRR scam, New York Post
Greece schools implement anonymous 'ethics hotline', Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Editorial: Mills taxpayers should see report, Utica Observer-Dispatch
NYPD eyes ad whizzes for $40 m recruit push, New York Post
Seneca undersheriff questions his firing by sheriff, Ithaca Journal
Mahopac board seeks input on new schools chief, Journal News
NYPD testing dispute redefines drug 'stache, New York Post
New superintendent takes hands-on approach to teacher tenure, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Pay soars for many Oneida County workers, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Proposed County Raises, Utica Observer-Dispatch Highway super may face prison time, Troy Record
Judge Says No to Teachers' Campaign Buttons, but Yes to Certain Politicking, New York Times
NY Judge Says 'No' to Teacher Campaign Buttons, Associated Press
LIRR pension agency failed to act years ago, Cuomo says, Newsday
Rail transit unions reject need to tighten disability, Newsday
In Letter, Rail Unions Defend Disability Plan, New York Times
Connolly gets maximum: Former sheriff sentenced to two years behind bars, Finger Lake Times
Ex-Seneca sheriff gets two-year jail sentence, Cananadaigua Daily Messenger
Town official guilty in cover-up, Albany Times Union
MOSA officials accused of harassment, Schenectady Daily Gazette


October 17, 2008

W. Genny retirement gift: $39K, Syracuse Post-Standard
Attorney settles in Troy case, Saratogian
2nd Disability Exam Advised for L.I.R.R. Workers, New York Times
Deadlines near for Rockland buyouts, budget plan, Journal News
N.Y. Mills police, village OK new contract, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Ramapo Police Commission puts off modified schedules for officers, Journal News
Despite felony, Army vet fights to be a cop, New York Daily News
Staffing among firefighter issues, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Job cuts proposed in 'austerity budget', Poughkeepsie Journal Cut in overtime funds a concern, Saratogian


October 16, 2008

Firefighters in contract accord, New York Times
No money train for transit worker deal, New York Daily News
Cuts put strain on park police, Newsday
Peace officer forum held at HCCC, Herkimer Telegram
Board approves five-year contract with food service workers’ union, Buffalo News
New contract approved with NCCC union, Buffalo News
Monroe-Woodbury contract opponents get public scolding, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Common Council approves new police contract, Hornell Evening Tribune
Ken-Ton board OKs 5-year contract for school superintendent, Buffalo News
Raises at top approved, Buffalo News
Madison County puts 14 new jobs on hold, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Oneida Co. employee could receive 19% raise, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Falls schools: District attorney awaits hearing for pension fraud issue, Niagara Gazette
Peris to return as interim Brighton schools chief, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Gates Chili names veteran educator Richard Mace Sr. interim superintendent, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Villages take step to join fire units, Syracuse Post-Standard
'09 budget squeezing out new jobs, Syracuse Post-Standard
Stephentown roads chief denies charges, Albany Times Union
Vet with conviction barred from becoming NYC cop, Newsday
Police chief search: Mayor is right to seek public comment, Ithaca Journal
Fired Eastchester employee sues town for his job, Journal News


October 15, 2008

O poster expelled at city HS, New York Post
New School Pension Fraud Bill Is Signed, Newsday
Lawmakers question proposed raises for social services workers, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Watertown Town Council pay increasing, Watertown Daily Times


October 14, 2008

New York State pension contributions for new hires must be reinstated, New York Daily News
CSEA and Otsego at standstill, Oneonta Daily Star
School's staff gets pay raises, Schenectady Daily Gazette
How financial crisis 'scares' service union workers, Syracuse Post-Standard
Sheriff's union files contract grievance, Finger Lake Times
School district's salary increases stirring debate, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Suffolk PBA upset with sheriff has members switch parties, Newsday
6 new conduct charges filed on schools official, Poughkeepsie Journal
Watertown school board OKs pay increases for staff, Watertown Daily Times
No politics allowed?, Watertown Daily Times
Landmark state pension reform bill signed into law, Newsday
Paterson signs pension reform bill, Albany Times Union
Teachers Sue Over Right to Politic, New York Times
NY Teachers Union Sues Over Ban on Political Pins, Reuters
New York Teachers Sue Over Ban on Campaign Buttons, Associated Press
Some LIRR retirees could lose disability pensions, Newsday
Lawmakers Seek Oversight of Railroad Retirees, New York Times
Disabling LIRR $cam, New York Post
Nassau agency cited for car mileage, overtime abuse, Newsday

October 10, 2008

5-day week upsets officers, Albany Times Union
Hornell police contract OK'd by public safety board, Hornell Evening Tribune
State of denial, Journal News
Lawmakers seek swift probe of LIRR disability payouts, Newsday
Budget squeeze affects county personnel, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Overtime money outlays mount at county jail, Poughkeepsie Journal
Diversity must be focus of police recruitment, Poughkeepsie Journal
Rochester fires worker, suspends 3 in demolition contract inquiry, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
CSD cost hobbles Rochester, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
New Dutchess County Legislature labor relations committee, Poughkeepsie Journal
Schools stiff parent councils to trim fat in budget, New York Post


October 09, 2008

End the double-dip, Newsday
State strips four attorneys of pensions, pension credits, Newsday
Subpoenas for Insurers of Workers at L.I.R.R., New York Times
Source: Subpoenas issued for docs who saw LIRR workers, Newsday
5 doctors subpoenaed in LIRR probe, New York Daily News
4-day workweek touted as energy-saving idea, Poughkeepsie Journal
JC scrambles for funding to cover pay for firefighters, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Nassau County: Court: Jail officers are owed back pay, Newsday
Guardsman say service led to harassment, Albany Times Union
Canandaigua seeks attorney general's opinion on who can fire lawyer, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Bias claims against Hempstead Town employee rejected, Newsday
Spano's security squad costs $100G above estimate, Journal News


October 08, 2008

Paterson won't rule out layoffs, Poughkeepsie Journal
Paterson sets deficit talks with NY union heads, Newsday
Gold-plated pensions, New York Post
Paulin proposes less generous pensions to help the state weather the economic slump, Journal News
'Double-dipper' pension reform bill to Paterson, Newsday
Retirees may be abusing insurance, LIRR says, New York Times
RR probe's new targets, New York Post
Falls schools: Audit slams Falls schools, Niagara Gazette
JC faces shortfall for firefighters' pay, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
School district offers apology, Albany Times Union
Free health insurance cut, Finger Lake Times
Nassau: Texting ban, police contract approved, Newsday
Picente names 9 who wrongly got OT pay, Utica Observer-Dispatch


October 07, 2008

Unions Warn of a Fight if Pensions Are Trimmed, New York Times
Revisit pension benefits, Buffalo News
Lawyers settle pension probe, Albany Times Union
Lawyers repay $300K for pension benefits, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Doc eyed in LIRR retire scam, New York Post
Silver Firemen 'Admonished', Observer
HMO OK'd in city for 4 unions, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Union Blasts Lawmakers Over Paid Negotiator, WWNY TV 7
County hires lawyer to negotiate pact, Watertown Daily Times
Gilligan’s pension details not made public, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Board accepts Frankland’s retirement, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Troy teachers to vote on contract, Albany Times Union
School workers charge Yonkers with retaliation in federal lawsuit, Journal News


October 06, 2008

Ex-fed eyed in LIRR gravy-train scam, New York Post
LIRR needs a switch, Newsday
DOCS to cut $81.6 mil., 200 positions, Legislative Gazette
Supporters of suspended cop to protest at Pleasantville meeting, Journal News
Ten highest-paid on public payroll earn $1.9M, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Top-paid public employees 2007, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Salary, school district size disconnected when it comes to superintendents' pay, Middletown Times Herald-Record
No logic to town supervisors' salaries, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Changes in teacher pay on the horizon, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Debunking the myths about public pay, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Carmel officials say cell phone bills are private; FOI experts disagree, Journal News
County cell saw personal, political use, Journal News
Some Tryon staffers get orders of protection, Schenectady Daily Gazette
SUNY Upstate freezes hiring and cuts spending, Syracuse Post-Standard
School district, employee dispute decided, Utica Observer-Dispatch

October 03, 2008

Exclusive-- Staff turns to court for shield, Albany Times Union
LIRR boss: Change disability benefits system, Newsday
Disability mess spurs LIRR to run ethics class, New York Daily News
LIRR president calls for benefits reform, Newsday
LIRR sics watchdog on fraud, New York Post
LIRR's largest unions have donated thousands to LI politicians, Newsday
Voting on LIRR contracts, Newsday
Teachers: we won't 'button down' in schools, New York Post
500M spent but Education Dept. still fielding bids on bus GPS systems, New York Daily News


October 02, 2008

Teachers to Be Measured Based on Students' Standardized Test Scores, New York Times
Teachers get hit on the button, New York Post
4 NYPD officers with HIV get disability pensions, Newsday
5-year Akron pact has 20% raise, Buffalo News
Firefighter union won't sign HMO change now, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Renzi got improper retirement credits, Watertown Daily Times
EDITORIAL: With both sides suspicious, compromise critical in city-firefighter negotiations, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Board to pursue firing of official, Poughkeepsie Journal
Two Putnam legislators rescind support for employee raises, citing national financial crisis, Journal News
EMPAC sparks new round be between fire union, RPI, Troy Record
Spa City public safety chief wary of budget cut impact, Albany Times Union
Middaugh's secretary must repay OT, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Attorney sues state, county to get pension restored, Newsday
Levy lashes out at union, lawmakers over budget, Newsday
How good principals make a difference, New York Post


October 01, 2008

Some see inconvenience with teacher training plan while others see benefits, Hornell Evening Tribune
City residency rules revisited, New York Daily News
City gives initial OK to new police contract, Hornell Evening Tribune
Counties face budget crunch, Oneonta Daily Star
Rome plans hiring, wage freeze, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Vestal board considering cuts to 2009 budget, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Onondaga County to explore salary hikes, Syracuse Post-Standard
Dissolving village could raise taxes for town residents, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Ex-school official to repay $8,000, Elmira Star-Gazette
N.Y. Mills chief retires during probe, Utica Observer-Dispatch


September 30, 2008

Wall St. plunge hurting the state, Gannett News Service
Comptroller: Wall Street crisis may cost NY 40,000 jobs, $3.5B, Associated Press
Seasonal workers' schedules cut at parks, Watertown Daily Times
State moves toward 4-day week, Albany Times Union
SUNY faces new round of cuts, Gannett News Service
New policy sought in Albany after report on Silver's travel, New York Sun
Sheldon Silver's latest shell game, New York Daily News Solons busy outside office, new income report shows, New York Sun
205 in N. Rockland schools earn $100G+, Journal News
Ethics law proposal shot down by panel, Watertown Daily Times
Council, unhappy with budget, passes it anyway, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
SUNY bracing for tough cuts to deal with reduction in state aid, Buffalo News
Court-sharing panel mulling state report, Watertown Daily Times
Former SUNY Potsdam President Up For Top NCCC Job, WWNY TV 7
Greece schools chief gets 3% raise, hike in health cost, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Oswego superintendent search draws two men, Syracuse Post-Standard
Under fire, Cicero assessor resigns, Syracuse Post-Standard
ER village officials to begin selection of new police chief,
Ex-NYPD captain slapped with conflict-of-interest rap, New York Daily News
Highway supervisors sue Colonie, Albany Times Union
Court upholds sex count in teacher’s case, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
The Arc of the Sun, New York Sun
Losing money, New York Sun is to shut down, New York Times


September 29, 2008

Police chiefs share in big retirement benefits, Buffalo News
NY goes from bad to wor$e, New York Post
Silver racks up air miles at taxpayers' expense, New York Sun
'Double fault' hubby, New York Post
Municipalities rethink plans as revenues drop, Poughkeepsie Journal
Editorial: Scrutinize Oneida Co. overtime pay, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Thousands of pages of documents in Mount Vernon corruption case, Journal News
Fired Putnam highway worker files lawsuit, Journal News
Rangle un-moved, New York Post
He Cadil-lacks good judgment, New York Post
Advisers tell JC it's $43.68M in debt, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Highway payrolls uneven, Albany Times Union
Yonkers officials say car, fuel records back to 2003 exist, Journal News
Reject the city manager idea, Buffalo News
6 Months Later, Spitzer Is Contrite, Yes, but Sometimes Still Angry, New York Times
Levy administration questions ex-deputy's union work, Newsday
Clay supervisor to quit Oct. 13 to take county job, Syracuse Post-Standard
Lawmaker disciplined after finding, Albany Times Union
Sam Hoyt, New York state Assemblyman from Buffalo, hand-slapped over sex with intern, New York Daily News
Shel blasts pol's 'affair of state" with intern, New York Post
Panel: Kriss must pay $2,500 for purchases, Journal News
Unatego interim offered job, Oneonta Daily Star


September 26, 2008

Comptroller announces reforms to pension system, Poughkeepsie Journal
New unit to probe abuse, Albany Times Union
State comptroller takes aim at pension cheats, Newsday
Pension reforms, Newsday
New York plans to cut 200 prison jobs through attrition, Poughkeepsie Journal
Paterson says more cuts needed, Elmira Star-Gazette
Many LIRR retirees' claims cite same illnesses, Newsday
New subpoenas from Cuomo on L.I.R.R. disability cases, New York Times
AG probing whether LIRR benefits went off track, New York Daily News
NY Corrections to cut spending, no layoffs, Associated Press
Budget bind turns spotlight on reserve teacher policy, New York Times
Union, City Dig In Heels Over Fate of Reserve Teachers, New York Sun
Former Schenectady police chief indicted, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Schools learn the wrong lesson, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Monticello loses when trustees tangle, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Ex-Levy deputy Sabatino to work for Suffolk union, Newsday
Cattaraugus-Little Valley Names New Superintendent, Syracuse Post-Standard
School Board names Peterson superintendent, Buffalo News
City, unions reach deal on health insurance, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Members of New York police union OK new contract, Associated Press
Scrutinize all new hiring, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Peter Martin resigns supervisor seat in Brighton, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
In Kingston, not all overtime is created equal, Kingston Daily Freeman
County settles workers’ compensation claim, Buffalo News
Search for OCSD leader continues, Oswego Palladium-Times
Spa City DPW clerk arrested, Albany Times Union


September 25, 2008

Pension probes eye docs, New York Post
MTA chief calls for pension reforms for rail workers, Newsday
Ethics panel quizzes Hoyt in private on affair with intern, Buffalo News
Ethics panel hears legislator, Associated Press
Ball calls for quick decision in possible ethics probe, Journal News
OCC president up for $37,000 bonus, Syracuse Post-Standard
Municipalities, schools brace for less aid, Journal News New Utica teachers' contract: Cost of retirees benefits unknown, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Former police chief expected to surrender in drug probe, Albany Times Union
Monticello meeting for contract vote is cut short, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Bloomberg: Job cuts not imminent amid financial turmoil, Newsday
City, police nearing labor agreement, Hornell Evening-Tribune
Warwick sues ex-school chief, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Fewer blacks, more whites are hired as city teachers, New York Sun
Hev pal heads school ethics, New York Post
Council bill would urge days off for two Muslim holidays, New York Sun
Sullivan County to offer early retirement, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Mayor defends giving job to alderman's son, Kingston Daily Freeman
City requests deposition of chief be denied, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Ex-substitute teacher who hid conviction arraigned, Buffalo News


September 24, 2008

Agents raid office in L.I.R.R. disability inquiry, New York Times
LIRR knew retirees were getting disability payments, New York Daily News
Raid on LIRR-Worker 'Gravy Train" agency, New York Post
Agents raid Westbury railroad retirement board office, Newsday
A slushy freeze, Albany Times Union
Power Authority to be run by veteran of L.I. utility, New York Times
Kessel named to head New York Power Authority, em>Newsday

Web site allows taxpayers to view government spending, Poughkeepsie Journal
'Open Book' on costs, Albany Times Union
Financial data for 3,100 agencies on comptroller's site, Newsday
State Web site lets you track your tax dollars at work, Syracuse Post-Standard
Local government data added to Web site, Watertown Daily Times
New York City Wants Cuts by Agencies Across Board, New York Times
NYC mayor orders more cuts: $500M now, $1B later, Associated Press
Bonuses given at schools that failed, New York Times
Utica Board of Education approves teachers' contract, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Monroe, Onondaga and Erie county leaders seek state mandate reforms, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
County to decide on hiring freeze, Gloversville Leader-Herald
City leaders should scale back on travel expenditures, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
New York state budget cuts hurting troopers, Middletown Times Herald-Record
N. Y. counties' officials tackle problems, Buffalo News
Port Chester's new $195G manager may get an SUV, too, Journal News
Putnam Legislature gives raises to 6 in 2009 budget, boosts library funding, Journal News
County attorney says sheriff's secretary might have to pay back overtime, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Wells district appoints superintendent, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Carthage Central has no new school superintendent in sight, Watertown Daily Times
Police chief's fate is again delayed, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Southeast highway boss to repay $1,000, Journal News
Ex-city lawyer sues city of Rome, mayor, Utica Observer-Dispatch


September 23, 2008

L.I.R.R. data subpoenaed by the state, New York Times
Sources: Secret probe eyeing LIRR disability abuse, Newsday
Cuomo's office seeking railroad disability benefit records, Associated Press
What hiring freeze? Big state payday for ex-Queens assemblyman, New York Daily News
Another Assemblyman was paid by hospital, New York Sun
New websites give public access to district budgets, supt contracts, New York State School Boards Association
Board still won't release teachers' contract, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Nail deadbeats among federal employees, Gannett News Service
Suozzi eyes BOCES to save tax dollars, Newsday
Hard to justify, Kingston Daily Freeman
Editorial: Decision on State Police dispatch hurts region, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Steinhaus lifts freeze on some correction jobs, Poughkeepsie Journal Chief says cuts will gut force, Watertown Daily Times
Editorial: Consolidate Whitestown fire, police, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Wyandanch suspends embattled superintendent, Newsday Victor supervisor post to remain vacant, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Safety suffers when highway patrol officers replaced, Newsday
Nassau County: Ex-cop gets 5 years for selling seized guns, Newsday
Ex-employee files whistleblower suit against Greece school district, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Dinolfo aide suspended for Web postings, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
5th Yonkers teacher files age-discrimination lawsuit against Emerson principal, Journal News
Unemployment for Horan, Hunt denied, Hornell Evening Tribune
Former Walden officer suing village police chief, Middletown Times Herald-Record


September 22, 2008

A disability epidemic among a railroad’s retirees, New York Times
Paterson seeks study of benefits at L.I.R.R., New York Times
State launches probe into LIRR disability payments, Newsday
Report: Many retired LIRR employees get disability, Associated Press
Guv mulls Mass.ive new cuts, New York Post
Open closed doors of Albany for ethics reform, Newsday
How about, ah, ethics?, Albany Times Union
Kaye's judgeship nears end, Gannett News Service
A long, strange trip ends, Albany Times Union
NYC pension funds lose on Lehman, AIG, New York Sun
City teacher pay practice comes in for fresh criticism, New York Times
'Reserve' teachers cost $74M - study, New York Daily News
Report: absent teacher reserve draining city of $74M in 2008, New York Sun
Suffolk police union official: I was offered 'bribe', Newsday
Gloversville mayor says police chief ignored order, Schenectady Daily Gazette
N. Hartford schools chief expands role in community, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Editorial: Sheriff owes explanation on overtime, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Judge sides with teachers in retirement system suit, Albany Times Union
Ethics chief under scrutiny, Albany Times Union
Broome racks up $10K a day in OT, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Probation officers get retroactive raises, Buffalo News
Levy's move raises sheriff's profile, Newsday
Supervisors look at deputy rules, Finger Lake Times
Rochester's travel budget shrinks, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
New Schenectady police chief's roots run deep, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Former Pelham Manor employee alleges sexual harassment on job, Journal News
State said to be checking if Spitzer aides got leaks from ethics panel, New York Times
Ethics chief under scrutiny, Albany Times Union
Bloomberg on Balancing Disclosure and Privacy, New York Times
School board members still haven’t seen union contract, Utica Observer-Dispatch
School aides win approval of pay raises, Buffalo News
Troy schools, union reach deal, Albany Times Union
Harrison hires lawyer to look into tactics, Journal News


September 19, 2008

Albany Watchdog Groups Urge New Ethics Monitor, New York Times
Groups urge reforms of ethics laws, Elmira Star-Gazette
Anthony Seminerio's bust sparks ethics reform call in Albany, New York Daily News
State Senator Faces New Allegations of Violence, New York Times
Lawyers on the bench, Albany Times Union
GOP fails to oust Rep. Charlie Rangel from Ways and Means Committee, New York Daily News
Rangel: Step aside, Newsday
Charlie's Ways and Means, New York Post
Official Rangel Probe Appears Likely, Washington Post
Comptroller Suspends Pension Fund Short-Selling, New York Sun
Great Neck water official decides he won't retire, Newsday
Editorial: What's the secret?, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Chief ready to clear away scandal, Albany Times Union
Police to get retroactive raises, Albany Times Union
Yonkers official: Fuel records do exist, Journal News
State denies Barton's bid to remove Hernandez, Buffalo News
City firefighters are absent more often than any other agency, New York Daily News
Almost $20 m in bonuses available for educators, New York Sun
Millions in bonuses on tap for New York City's top teachers, New York Daily News
40% 'pass' rate on 'teacher bonus' test, New York Post
At hearing, Suffolk cops blast Levy highway patrol plan, Newsday
Victor attorney won’t resign, Finger Lake Times


September 18, 2008

Taciturnity is the word on legislators' pay, New York Sun
Tonello urges Winner to list his law clients, Star-Gazette
Panel calls for consolidation and minimum standards for judges in town courts, New York Times
Report calls for judicial changes, Albany Times Union
$54M tax scheme alleged, Albany Times Union
Saving Pvt. Rangel, Albany Times Union
Weighty, shady pol threat to his own party, New York Post
Comptroller Sees 'Trying Times,' But Is Bullish on Pension Fund, New York Sun
Ethics probe of legislator sought, Albany Times Union
Brooklyn lawmaker accused of pushing aide, breaking her glasses, New York Daily News
Skermont refuses to release details of teachers' contract, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Stripped-down, bare-bones' ethics law likely, Kingston Daily Freeman Report calls for judicial changes, Albany Times Union
The reward for patience, Journal News
Son of police pioneer makes history of his own, Albany Times Union
Guilderland principal, district part ways, Albany Times Union
4 Putnam highway workers fight to save jobs from budget cuts, Journal News
Push for city manager is renewed, Buffalo News
Levy backs off replacing officers at PAL, Newsday
Binghamton police supervisors press bid to form union, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Schuylerville school chief to retire, Saratogian
Middaugh secretary's overtime questioned, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Canandaigua Planning Board attorney asked to resign, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle


September 17, 2008

NY state pension fund face Lehman losses, Associated Press
Hevesi workers in payoffs probe, New York Daily News
New York would suffer under Obama tax plan, New York Sun
NY in line for $16 b bam slam, New York Post
If you're voting with your pocketbook, proceed with caution, New York Daily News
SUNY top job search narrow, Albany Times Union
SUNY submits 3 chancellor candidates to governor, Newsday
SUNY faculty targets cuts, Gannett News Service
Veteran pol Tony Seminerio and bribe-taking in Albany, Village Voice
Teamsters reach tentative agreement, New York Sun
Editorial: Utica teacher pact should be public, Utica Observer-Dispatch Teachers get 4.17% raises over 4 years, Buffalo News
CSEA, Westchester near contract after 3 year, Journal News
County's biggest union approves contract, Syracuse Post-Standard
Proposal calls for city manager, Buffalo News
Marinelli calls for government hiring freeze, Buffalo News Broome sheriff studies cost options, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Bloomberg Administration Reconsidering Disclosure Bill, New York Daily News
Bill: Hide vols' assets, New York Post
Head of conflicts board opposes disclosing finances, New York Times
Union calls on state to reinstate patrol officers, Newsday
Editorial: Sheriff's deputies on LI highways, Newsday
Editorial: Wyandanch school administration discord, Newsday
School resource officer will stay on the job, Kingston Daily Freeman
Sheriff's deputy resigns after sex abuse charge, Buffalo News
Dismissal pursued in teacher case, Buffalo News


September 16, 2008

Legislature may convene to address Wall Street fallout, New York Times
Reduced tax revenue will hurt city, state, Crain's New York Business
Running on empty, New York Post
NY will take $1b hit: gov, New York Post
List of finalists submitted for new SUNY chancellor, New York Times
Report finished, but staff is still on $400,000 payroll, Gannett News Service
Rockland details early-retirement plan, Journal News
Wasting your money, Journal News
New math: teachers with 'no class' soar, New York Post
Suffolk exec pulls police from highway patrols, Newsday
Wyandanch schools given state ultimatum on budget deficit, Newsday
Lawrence and North Merrick schools rehire D'Agostino, Newsday
Ex-Suffolk legislator faces grand larceny charges, Newsday
Suozzi passes up next year's cost-of-living raise, Newsday
Utica teachers OK contract, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Council likely will confirm Brown's pick for commissioner, Buffalo News
Bid to pay $600 each to unionists hits wall, Buffalo News
Klein extends report card use to news conference organizers, New York Times


September 15, 2008

Bill would shine light on secret Albany earnings, New York Post
More errors for Rangel; hires new accountant, Associated Press
Rep. Charles Rangel's got more financial mistakes, New York Daily News
The Education of Charlie Rangel, Wall Street Journal
Editorial: Chairman Rangel, New York Times
County ethics law revisions air tonight, Watertown Daily Times
News leak cited in testimony on dismissal of city clerk, Schenectady Daily Gazette
10 appeal judge's sick-pay ruling, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
City denies data on workers' take-home cars, Journal News
MTA yanking 59 staffers' take-home vehicles to cut costs, New York Daily News
Orange County legislators could impose salaries retroactive to '07, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Emergency Squad may unionize to resolve 'quality of life' issues, Saratogian
JC dissolution committee plans PR blitz in October, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Some on Council remain leery of Brown's choice for key position, Buffalo News
Ex-Yates appraiser arrested again, Finger Lake Times
Mount Vernon union, comptroller protest accountant's proposed transfer, Journal News
BOCES Board Appoints New Assistant Superintendent For Curriculum, Instruction, Jamestown Post-Journal
Want a firm bottom (line)? Help workers shed pounds, Buffalo News
Unions bargain at table with governor whose re-election they're helping to fund, Investor's Business Daily
Fed sheriff takes on the Capitol of corruption, New York Daily News
Editorial: It's long past time to make ethics a priority in Albany, Troy Record
Tax expert Rangel mangles facts in ethics mess, Associated Press
Post more on Internet, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Wayne sheriff asks for more deputies, Finger Lakes Times
Ex-East Greenbush school head still on payroll, Troy Record
Judge: Pension subpoenas may stand, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Jamaica Hospital paid $390G in consult fees to Anthony Seminerio, New York Daily News
Speculation on identity of hospital that prosecutors say paid legislator, New York Times
Qns. pol dodging the graft, New York Post
Let's make a deal, New York Post
Note to Civic-Minded: Prepare to Reveal Riches, New York Times
Ex-Council aide in $145G embezzlement seeking deal to skip jail, New York Daily News
Springville schools tap new superintendent, Buffalo News
Binghamton police may lose 2 positions, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
School aide resigns, avoids jail in clash with pupil, Buffalo News


September 12, 2008

After an arrest, Albany plays a guessing game, New York Times
Official brushes off fraud charge, Albany Times Union
Sheldon Silver hot for pol pay disclosure, New York Daily News
Update: Jamaica Hospital eyed in Seminerio Scandal, Queens Courier
MediSys may figure in case of Seminario, New York Sun
This is disclosure?, Albany Times Union
Assembly panel tackles ethics case, Albany Times Union
Top N.Y. court upholds disability for recovered Fairview firefighter retiree, Journal News
Cash-strapped N.J.: pay up for state police, Stateline.org
Ulster may offer health benefits to heterosexual partners of county employees, Kingston Daily Freeman
M-W board votes to approve 3-year teachers' contract, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Search is on for new White Plains schools chief, Journal News
Critics blast Levy's PAL plan, Newsday
Highlands opts to keep its part-time police force, Middletown Times Herald-Record
My View: Why add more police and costs when coverage is available?, Middletown Times Herald-Record
A good step to help keep volunteers, Oneonta Daily Star
Hounsfield votes down fire contract, Watertown Daily Times
N.Y. Mills continues talks about police chief, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Greenburgh union workers frustrated by lack of pact, Journal News
Ryan's still the boss, Journal News
Malone officials oppose changes to State Police dispatching, Plattsburgh Press-Republican


September 11, 2008

Queens Assemblyman 'put his office up for sale,' prosecutors say, New York Times
Ex-labor big helped snare Queens pol Anthony Seminerio in corruption case, New York Daily News
Qns. pol caught in sting, New York Post
New York lawmaker is indicted, New York Sun
Feds: Lawmaker sold influence, Albany Times Union
NY assemblyman accused of taking corrupt payments, Associated Press
Rangel Tries to Explain Back Taxes on Villa, New York Times
Can Norton serve as undersheriff and city alderman?, Hornell Evening Tribune
Board balks at dismissing theft cases, Finger Lake Times
Sheriff could see pay increase, Oswego Palladium-Times
Searles gets more duties as deputy's post created, Buffalo News
Kinnear subject of probe into attorney's payment, Finger Lake Times
Ryan: Tax-funded purchases to require OK, Journal News
Port Chester Trustee John Crane resigns, citing family needs, Journal News Board considers public vote on extending terms, Syracuse Post-Standard
Voters to decide future of town's tax receiver, Syracuse Post-Standard
Ex-Waterloo school chief pleads not guilty in abuse case, Finger Lake Times


September 10, 2008

SUNY elite get a suite deal at $9 a night, Albany Times Union
Paterson: I know Dracula pols - because I was one of them!, New York Daily News
Ex-schools chief tops Eastchester payroll, Journal News
Eastchester mistakenly releases workers' Social Security numbers, Journal News
Across Country, New Challenges to Term Limits, New York Times
Lawyer enters 'not guilty' plea for Hinchey in harassment case, Kingston Daily Freeman
Monroe-Woodbury to vote on teachers' contract, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Madison County OKs 3.5 percent, 1-year white-collar raises, Oneida Dispatch
Silent teachers fill Oneida school board meeting, Oneida Dispatch
City of Olean CSEA pact includes paying part of health care costs, Buffalo News
Rochester teachers could be in line for back pay, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Carthage board appoints two to take place of retiring Powers, Watertown Daily Times
Supervisor can't serve if convicted of felony DWI charge, Finger Lake Times
lster ethics bill would change Dem's leadership, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Cornwall police consolidation stalled over study, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Union asks SF board to retain dispatchers, Finger Lake Times
Mount Kisco mayor, firefighters clash over new commissioner, Journal News
Hearing adjourned for fired deputy city clerk, Syracuse Post-Standard


September 09, 2008

Veto of public retiree health insurance bill praised, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Gov. Paterson talks one way, acts another, Middletown Times Herald-Record
16% of Port Authority workforce makes six figures, Bergen (NJ) Record
Port Authority salaries: 1 in 6 make over $100,000, report says, Journal News
Suffolk's ex-deputy presiding officer to be charged, Newsday
NYM police chief investigation on agenda, Utica Observer-Dispatch
School business manager could be fired, Poughkeepsie Journal
City Officials Discuss Hiring Two New Firefighters, Jamestown Post-Journal
Brookhaven to vote on pay raise for park rangers, Newsday


September 08, 2008

Ban sought on City Hall employees' politicking, Buffalo News
EMS in critical condition, Albany Times Union
EMS strategy addresses leadership, Oneonta Daily Star
A breath of life for savings, Gannett News Service
Penksa explains spending issues, Buffalo News
A San Diego Retirement, Wall Street Journal
State rules lawyer isn't due benefits, Buffalo News
PA bigs lower their guard, New York Post
Tough-guy Toussaint, New York Post
Protecting bad principals, New York Post
Police in NNY go green, Watertown Daily Times
The state of second chances, Albany Times Union
Upstate NY town official faces felony DWI charge, Associated Press
It's the principal; educator a big plus for Brooklyn, New York Post
Creation of Medicaid fraud attorney position approved, Buffalo News
MTA bigs still have 20% of recalled MetroCards and E-Z Passes, New York Daily News
Open N.Y. pension options, Albany Times Union
Going opaque, Albany Times Union
Open up, Mr. DiNapoli, Albany Times Union
Restructure state pensions, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Public pensions, Watertown Daily Times
Plane Owned by State Unit Becomes Part of an Inquiry, New York Times
Mandates a concern in bad economy, Gloversville Leader-Herald
County police forces predominantly white, Poughkeepsie Journal
Some schools considering 4-day weeks, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Fiscal Discipline at Fore, a Busy Day for Paterson, New York Times
Budgets can't grow, agencies told, Albany Times Union
Dave's balancing ax, New York Post
New York pension payments go down, Hornell Evening Tribune
Rochester mayor instituting pay-for-performance system, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Peru town supervisor and wife indicted, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Three Schenectady police officers face misconduct charges, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Auburn guards band together to protest prison rule, Syracuse Post-Standard
Editorial: Keep Scotia FD overtime issue in perspective, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Gowanda Fires Substitute Teacher, Jamestown Post-Journal


September 05, 2008

Pension costs are projected to decrease across state, Gannett News Service
Many Principals Remain at Schools Graded 'F', New York Times
NY assemblyman accused of harassment, Newsday
Charges dropped against Medina superintendent pending resignation, community service, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Fire chief charged with arson, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Despite leaving, pay still coming, Albany Times Union
Attorney's membership in state pension system revoked, Newsday
City clerk quick to quit, despite long road to job, New York Daily News
Brookhaven Town creates park ranger division, Newsday State disciplines two Greene judges, Kingston Daily Freeman
Correction staff, county settle comp-time lawsuit, Poughkeepsie Journal
Arraignment due for accused cops, Albany Times Union
Insist that cops show ID cautions police commissioner, Staten Island Advance
No cop brutality charges, Albany Times Union
County, union reach accord, Syracuse Post-Standard
City Council defeats expanding benefits to domestic partners, Troy Record
Scotia: Official blasts overtime at fire dept. Village finds filling vacancies difficult, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Irondequoit releases details of discipline for workers, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Mount Vernon may hire 10 special-ed teachers for 'inclusion' model, Journal News
Friday Faceoff: Longer school day provides more assignment, book time, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Friday Faceoff: Longer school day would deprive students of sleep, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle


September 04, 2008

Pay data refusal sparks a lawsuit, Albany Times Union
State police's plea bargain ban upheld, Poughkeepsie Journal
Carl Strock: Inquiry into Joe Bruno not over yet, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Teachers in new No-"Perk'ing Zone, New York Post
Budget spat embroils finance and fire commissioners, Buffalo News
Judges punished by state judiciary panel, Albany Times Union
Ulster ethics law may get some fine-tuning, Kingston Daily Freeman
Solvay, Geddes mull cop merger, Syracuse Post-Standard
Police consolidation needs study, but who will do it?, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Some assessing consolidation considered, Watertown Daily Times
City feels big pinch for cop's false arrests, New York Daily News
Schenectady officer faces charges, Albany Times Union
Top City Officials Report Assets, Liabilities, New York Sun
Next Mayor Won’t Need a Wallet Nearly as Big, New York Times
City's "Moneyman" just $queezing by, New York Post
Claim alleges police used excessive force, Albany Times Union
City begins contract negotiations with police, Oneida Dispatch
City selects new fire chief, Buffalo News
Dutchess committee wants particulars on hiring freeze, Kingston Daily Freeman
Tempers flare over wrestling coach’s position, Oswego Palladium-Times
Former employee sues Orange-Ulster BOCES, Kingston Daily Freeman


September 03, 2008

No more free ride for health insurance, Albany Times Union
How local state lawmakers are ignoring your pleas on high taxes, Journal News
Ethics panel ripped on public review, Gannett News Service
School control may remain with mayor, says Speaker Sheldon Silver, New York Daily News
Region's school budgets skyrocket, despite stagnant enrollments, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Wyandanch administrators face fight to save their jobs, Newsday
Oneida teacher talks at impasse, Oneida Dispatch
South Lewis principal chosen as superintendent, Watertown Daily Times
Council OKs Kingston police pact, Kingston Daily Freeman
Ex-lawmaker returns to public service, Syracuse Post-Standard
Elmsford finds new job for controversial school administrator, Journal News
Greece school district looks beyond challenges toward teaching, learning, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Voters to decide on hiring comptroller, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Geneva cop is top NY DARE officer, Finger Lake Times
Scotia: Fire chief may have to be current officer Civil Service concerned about open exam, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Harriman police chief's energy excites board, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Worker arraigned in posting of sign, Buffalo News
In lawsuit, man says Orange-Ulster BOCES violated his speech rights, Middletown Times Herald-Record


September 02, 2008

FOIL-ed records come at a cost, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Campaign to Keep Schools Under Mayor's Thumb, New York Times
Essex County tells departments to cut, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
School administrators in Hamburg get raise, Buffalo News
Bronx politician Maria Baez at head of class - for skipping work, New York Daily News
The principal problem, New York Post
Per-pupil spending on LI, Newsday
Rebates cost $7M to send, Syracuse Post-Standard
Teachers challenge: diverse 21st century class, Newsday
Brain drain, growing older hurt, Oneonta Daily Star
New York's fragile economy demands a collaborative stance, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Grow our vital treasure: workers Labor Day, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Editorial: Labor Day more than just time off, Utica Observer-Dispatch
Rest and appreciation, Buffalo News
Labor Day 2008, New York Post
Workers made the nation great, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Take a break on Labor Day, but remember, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Misnamed law will crush right of workers to secret vote, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Ex-housing official sues to return to Peekskill board, Journal News
SUNY expands leave time for family, Albany Times Union
Rye Town cuts costs but still may not be able to pay county taxes, Journal News
Politicians urge to give 9/11 rescue workers full benefits, New York Daily News
Town of Chester's police chief to retire, Middletown Times Herald-Record
The case for a longer school year, Oneonta Daily Star
Elementary school to try four-day week, Syracuse Post-Standard
911 dispatchers seek new union, Syracuse Post-Standard
That ever-contracting school year, Albany Times Union
Firefighters, police targeted in city cuts, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Essex County: Four-day workweek not feasible, Plattsburgh Press-Republican
Erie County homes of equal value impose unequal tax burdens on owners, Buffalo News
Domestic partnership coverage at issue, Troy Record
Port Jervis again considers option to privatize school transport, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Sodus district calls for tolerance over teacher's sex change, Finger Lake Times
Official may be liable to pay, Watertown Daily Times
Council weighs increasing base pay for police captain, Watertown Daily Times
BOCES introduces new law firm, Gloversville Leader-Herald
City launches action against worker accused of threat, Buffalo News


August 29, 2008

OCFS to scale back residents at Tryon, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Judge Rejects Dismissing Indictment Against Senator, New York Sun
Shrinking legislature will be up to voters, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Schools plan how to spend cash bonuses, New York Daily News
Teacher bonu$ shock, New York Post Schools chief details Mt. Vernon's cutbacks, Journal News
Police officers in suburban NY city to walk, bike, Newsday
Editorial: City residents left holding the bag, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Superintendent Brizard adds two to senior cabinet, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Donn Esmonde: Unpunished, Barton's back at McKinley, Buffalo News
Dog officer cites Lebanon supervisor, Oneida Dispatch
Putnam legislator sues sheriff after traffic stop, Journal News
Teacher trial set to begin, Glens Falls Post-Star
Rochester police officer faces petit larceny charges, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Quogue mayor pleads not guilty to securities fraud, Newsday


August 28, 2008

New round of testimony from unions in Bruno case, New York Times
Lawyers' pension credits stripped, Albany Times Union
Mount Vernon school lawyers stripped of pension credit, Journal News
Assaulted youth center aide dies, Albany Times Union
Autopsy: Tryon aide's death not related to attack, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Tryon aide who was attacked dies, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Carl Strock: The view from here, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Emergency services to be consolidated, Buffalo News
Town of Hamburg shifts funds due to high workers’ comp claims, Buffalo News
Unemployment system said strained, Gannett News Service
Troy considers medical coverage for domestic partners, Troy Record
Supervisor takes charge of town police force, Buffalo News
Mayor, CSEA announce tentative agreement, Buffalo News
Guest Viewpoint: Reducing legislators not well thought out, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Parking inequity, New York Post
An uneven allotment of parking near schools, New York Times Bike, don't drive, city tells its workers, New York Times Lawyer named as new Nassau County public administrator, Newsday Chester police chief to retire after 10 years, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Gary MacLachlan, DeWitt's first full-time fire chief, steps down, Syracuse Post-Standard
Ilion Fire Chief Mark Shaffer set to retire, Herkimer Evening Telegram
Rondout Valley superintendent retiring, Kingston Daily Freeman
Greater examination needed on Rochester residency rule, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Ex-cop denies charges in sex case, Kingston Daily Freeman
Quogue mayor indicted on securities fraud, Newsday


August 27, 2008

Youth facility staff fear for their safety, Albany Times Union
Tryon getting new leader, Gloversville Leader-Herald
Board members quit, suspend government in NY town, Associated Press
State: Nassau attorney's pension improper, Newsday
Lawyer at center of pension probe must pay back $83,624, Newsday
Trooper's widow sues county for role in friendly-fire death, Buffalo News
Slain trooper's widow sues upstate county, Kingston Daily Freeman
Four-day workweek among issues to be considered by Legislature, Buffalo News
Southampton police protest plan to fire six veteran cops, Newsday
Teacher Parking Perks Cut, but Effect Is Still Unclear, New York Times
City class action strips teachers' parking perk, New York Post
City taking back 82% of placards for educators, New York Daily News
Lessons in law-breaking, New York Post
The price of weak management, New York Post
Seattle Police considering 28 of 750 N.Y. applicants, New York Sun
9 school districts lack contracts, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Brookhaven's Foley seeks hiring freeze, Newsday
Oswego DPW commisioner soon to leave, Oswego Palladium-Times
Schenectady: Coach's rehiring upsets family, Schenectady Daily Gazette
Roy-Hart superintendent will retire next June, Buffalo News
Disgraced official's suicide shocks Marilla, Buffalo News


August 26, 2008

Union demands negotiations on proposed Rochester residency requirement, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Southampton police to protest plan to cut 6 officers, Newsday
Upstate highway official gets 7-month prison term, Newsday
Ethics slap for Ed. Big, New York Post
Ex-principal in $2M bid-rig scam: prober, New York Post
Big raises proposed for Middletown employees, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Roser eager to unite Lew-Port's leaders, Buffalo News
Ithaca City School District, subs agree on new contract, Ithaca Journal


August 25, 2008

Gov. Paterson called to account, New York Daily News
Top pol's humble tumble, New York Post
Dr. Guthrie "Gus" Birkhead, Albany Times Union
Ex-sheriff guilty on two counts, Finger Lake Times
A Police Contract Without Tears or Arbitration, New York Times
Veto Is A Step In The Right Direction, Jamestown Post-Journal
Albany earns tag of 'Sin City', Buffalo News
State: No fair pay for workers, Albany Times Union
'Vliet gets funds to study citywide GIS system, Troy Record
County exec's guards cost taxpayers $300G, Journal News
Duffy officials eye Oct. 1 for start of residency rule for new hires, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Job-training workers get the ax, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Study the Legislature, Buffalo News
City union questions DPW boss' extra pay, Kingston Daily Freeman
Board eyes 'lead teacher' system, Kingston Daily Freeman
Union Negotiations Continue, Jamestown Post-Journal
County exec's guards cost taxpayers $300G, Journal News
Extra pounds mean insurance fees for Alabama workers, Albany Times Union
Pair to aid job sector recovery, Albany Times Union
New leaders picked for Empire State Development, Buffalo News
Taxpayers need relief, Buffalo News
Connolly convicted on two charges, Finger Lake Times
Ontario opts for public defenders, Finger Lake Times
Copping a fair contract, New York Daily News
A good contract, New York Post
NY staffer arrested in 'renters for sale' scam, New York Post


August 22, 2008

Prisons and SUNY top Gov hit li$t, New York Post
Pols big, fat oinkers, cry pork watchdogs, New York Daily News
'Pork' cut by state was leftover scraps, Watertown Daily Times
Legislators take a nibble, leave a mess, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Encore! Encore!, Albany Times Union
Editorial: Bruno retires, public pays, Poughkeepsie Journal
Cut school pension costs, Buffalo News
Editorial: Bruno retires, public pays, Poughkeepsie Journal
In the Web of a sex scandal, Albany Times Union
Sex intern's privacy plea, New York Post
NY panel investigates lawmaker over e-mails, Associated Press
NYPD officers get 17 percent raise in 4-year pact, Associated Press
Deal raises officers’ pay 4% a year, New York Times
City cops' pay to take quite a hike in new contract, Staten Island Advance
New York's Finest get a little richer with new police contract, New York Daily News
Rookie salaries would rise in deal with police union, New York Times
New York Police officers could see further salary gains, New York Sun
Top Mt. Vernon staff get raises soon after hiring, Journal News
DiNapoli revokes ex-OHS lawyer's state pension, Oneonta Daily Star
Board undoes Thayne ruling, Oneonta Daily Star
Collins, Ranzenhofer want GPS in county vehicles, Buffalo News
Board mulls ban on idling of vehicles by town workers, Kingston Daily Freeman
Long Island county eyes parking spaces for hybrids, Newsday
Roxbury principal appointed as super, Oneonta Daily Star
Marlboro schools raise taxes sharply, Middletown Times Herald-Record
Interim president considers four-day week for BCC, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Federal employees may see shorter work week, Watertown Daily Times
Trustees look in-house for school chief, Kingston Daily Freeman
Randolph Superintendent Leaves For Pa. Job, Jamestown Post-Journal
Cheektowaga recreation supervisor resigns amid embezzlement probe; up to $50,000 missing, Buffalo News
Epilepsy teacher sues for $6 m, New York Post
Fired cop seeks to resume career, Saratogian


August 21, 2008

N.Y. lawmakers agree to $427M in cuts, Elmira Star-Gazette
Cuts share $427M of pain, Albany Times Union
Women involved in Hoyt affairs were adults, state records show, Buffalo News
Intimate e-mail prompts inquiry in the Assembly, New York Times
Double-dipping for pensions an ongoing practice, Newsday
Comptroller revokes state pension of private lawyer, Newsday
State revokes lawyers' credits, Watertown Daily Times
Ex-BOCES lawyer's pension reduced, Albany Times Union
District's attorney put on list of contract workers, Buffalo News
DiNapoli revokes retirement membership or service credit of six lawyers, Press release
Ryan forecasts budget pain, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
GLENVILLE : Town freezing spending on employees, equipment, Schenectady Daily Gazette
11 less Ulster workers allowed to take cars home, Kingston Daily Freeman
Niagara County: CSEA contract extension signed, Buffalo News
Rod Watson: Budget battle has a lesson for teachers, Buffalo News
Investigate savings from consolidations, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle