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Old 02-01-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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Cuomo trying to force public unions into 2% cap. Go , man, go. I hate to bust unions but we know LI teacher and cop unions have pillaged the place long enough. They should (should) take the deal. If they could strike (I don't know who's under Taylor law or not, too complicated for me) and Newsday posts teacher and cop salaries, public sentiment should (should, but probably won't) crush them. Not to worry though, the politicians in the union's pockets are already mobilizing to avoid any such rational policy.

Besides, the major voting bloc IS public employees and their dependents so the Ponzi is in full effect. Tough for the taxpayers to get out from under the elephant sitting on their chest.

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:28 AM
 
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I thought it was unclear, or I just missed it. Is it a 2% cap in negotiations, or just in arbitration?
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:34 AM
 
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statewide or just LI ? I don't think you have to bundle the whole state into this when LI seems to be our problem ...I am still waiting for Cuomo to fix the school superintendents salaries when he promised to cap their salary !!!!! all talk ,no action ....
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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statewide or just LI ? I don't think you have to bundle the whole state into this when LI seems to be our problem ...I am still waiting for Cuomo to fix the school superintendents salaries when he promised to cap their salary !!!!! all talk ,no action ....
He has his knee jerk gun laws, is working on making late term abortion. Please take a number and wait in line.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:16 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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With teachers the largest workforce on Long Island don't expect any change. That all has a ripple affect too, as anyone related to a public sector employee has bought into the system. I remember when the school budget failed in GC a few years ago my neighbor was crying - CRYING - at the bus stop. Her sister was a teacher in the district. I was like, Are you for REAL?!
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:18 AM
 
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statewide or just LI ? I don't think you have to bundle the whole state into this when LI seems to be our problem ...I am still waiting for Cuomo to fix the school superintendents salaries when he promised to cap their salary !!!!! all talk ,no action ....
Ironically, taxes in Albany are quite high.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Seriously, unions, take your money every year and just be happy you've gotten away with it. Enough of this more more more or we're walking bs. There's nothing that angers me more about being here and paying my fair share.

Are we talking about superstar teachers or cops? They are regular joes who happen to band together.

Athletes can hold their team owners hostage because the product is superior and that's what fans want. Cops, teachers, MTA holding us hostage - such bs. Replacement players please. Oh that's right, unions.

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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Teachers do not qualify for binding arbitration so this will not apply if approved by the state legislature. However, it could spell the end of Nassau and Suffolk PD piggybacking off of each other. I'm very pro union but even I will admit that they (NCPD,SCPD) have no one to blame but themselves and the county execs that purposely refused to negotiate and went to arbitration.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:01 AM
 
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Ironically, taxes in Albany are quite high.
Ironic, hardly. My in-laws live in Binghamton, where their property taxes are just slightly below ours, based on per capita assessed value (Binghamton real estate has been in the dumper for years).

I just hope any additional spending caps Gov. Andy pushes through aren't as porous as the school budget cap we have presently. Seems like it can be pierced for thousands of exceptions.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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With teachers the largest workforce on Long Island don't expect any change. That all has a ripple affect too, as anyone related to a public sector employee has bought into the system. I remember when the school budget failed in GC a few years ago my neighbor was crying - CRYING - at the bus stop. Her sister was a teacher in the district. I was like, Are you for REAL?!
The NYS Teacher's Union is also very powerful, which strong tentacles reaching into and around Albany.
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