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LI Herald: It’s Time for Compromise and Concessions

LI Herald – September 29, 2011
By Al D’Amato

It’s no secret that Nassau County is going through a rough fiscal period. The county faces an estimated $310 million deficit in 2012. County Executive Ed Mangano is still paying for the previous administrations’ unaffordable labor contracts, the assessment system is broken and the global recession has hit everyone, including Nassau County.

Newsday: Mangano – Open Labor Contracts to Cut Costs

By ROBERT BRODSKY
Sep 20, 2011 08:34 PM

Declaring a countywide fiscal crisis, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano has proposed legislation to permit him to open existing labor contracts to cut wages and benefits of government workers.

The Fiscal Crisis Reform Act would test a controversial legal strategy: that Nassau can unilaterally set aside county labor contracts.