|State Workers. Take the contract pledge.
You can make a difference for you and your family.
Contracts for most NYS employees expired in April, 2003.
Despite the states fiscal crisis, New
York State was able to find the money to settle a contract with 37,000
public employees at the Metropolitan Transit Authority that includes
health insurance with no employee premium. They also found money to
hire more high-priced deputy commissioners and spokespeople, as well
as provide generous base raises to their contractors in 2003!
Even President Bush provided base
raises to federal employees last year, and has another raise planned
for 2004. Dozens of the states most cash-strapped cities and counties
also negotiated base raises for their employees last year.
Here's what you can do to make a
difference for you and your family.
Tell the governor that we've earned a
Take the State Workers Contract Pledge
The State Workers Contract Pledge:
I will not accept a contract
- That does not have a base wage increase in each year;
- That has significant health concessions including increases in
- That diminishes the health insurance benefits of present or future
- That does not provide cost-of-living adjustments for high cost
Write the governor at:
Gov. George E. Pataki
State Capitol, Albany, NY 12224
or send a FREE fax online at: www.unionvoice.org/campaign/pledge
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