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WNYC News

Citigroup to Cut 11,000 Jobs, a Familiar Story

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Citigroup said Wednesday that it will cut 11,000 jobs, a bold early move by new CEO Michael Corbat.

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WNYC News

Suffolk Co. to Layoff 315 Employees

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lawmakers on eastern Long Island have approved a plan to trim the payroll by 315 jobs by July 1.

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The Takeaway

Yahoo Layoffs Cautionary Tale For Creative Capitalism

Thursday, April 05, 2012

"Do you Yahoo?" was the web giant's catchphrase, but not enough people are answering in the affirmative these days. Yahoo has announced that it is laying off 2,000 employees in the hopes of turning around the company. Joe Nocera, Op-Ed columnist for our partner The New York Times, says Yahoo should be a cautionary tale for other tech companies like Google and Facebook, who might be next in line.

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The Takeaway

As Police Departments Shrink, Officer Shooting Deaths Increase

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Even though the housing bubble burst nearly five years ago, local governments are only now beginning to feel its repercussions with significantly lower tax revenues. Many municipalities across the country have chosen to bridge this gap by cutting services, specifically in police departments. In 2011, there were fewer cops on patrol than there have been in 25 years. This precipitous drop coincided with a 13 percent increase in the number of officers killed in the line of duty.

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Schoolbook

At Murrow, Missing Mr. Fattorusso, Ms. Totillo, Ms. Leone and Ms. Senia

Friday, November 18, 2011

Edward R. Murrow High School lost four members of its staff to the budget cuts that hit schools all over the city last month. Reporters for the student newspaper talked with them about losing their jobs.

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Transportation Nation

Layoffs Announced For 981 Long Island Bus Workers

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

(New York, NY - WNYC) The New York State Labor Department has given notice that 981 Long Island Bus workers could be laid off on New Year's day. The move is a precautionary step in case suburban Nassau County fails in its effort to privatize a bus line that the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority now runs. But the uncertainty is causing concern among the bus service's work force, and its 100,000 weekday riders.

The NY MTA has been running Long Island Bus for years. But Nassau County balked last year when the authority asked it to pay $26 million dollars more per year for the service, which the NY MTA says would bring Nassau in line with what Suffolk and Westchester counties pay for similar services.

Instead, Nassau County entered into talks with private company Veolia Transportation to take over the line's operation. No agreement has been reached.

Katie Grilli-Robles, a spokeswoman for County Executive Edward Mangano, said there should be an agreement soon. "The administration will be forwarding a contract to the Legislature in the coming days that saves taxpayers $26 million annually, while restoring the NY MTAs planned route cuts and maintaining fares," Grilli-Robles told Transportation Nation.

In the meantime, the NY MTA was required to give the Labor Department 60-day notice that it will be laying off all of the line's workers when the clock strikes midnight on the last day of the year.

NY MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said, "We are following procedural requirements to facilitate the handover of Long Island Bus at the end of the year, consistent with the county's decision to privatize operations on January 1."

Transport Workers Union spokesman Jamie Horwitz said having no operator in place to run Long Island Bus on January 1 was provoking anxiety in both workers and riders. "The second wealthiest county in the United States shouldn't be placing the elderly, the disabled, commuters, and students in limbo as far as public transportation," he said.

Horwitz said the union was in talks with Veolia about retaining much of the current workforce should the company get the contract to run the line.

But already, the union and the county are squaring off on what obligation the county has to current LI bus workers.

Horwitz said that if Veolia were to hire union workers at wages and benefits below their current levels, the county would be required by law to make up the difference over the next six years.

"Not true," said Grilli-Robles.

Stay tuned.

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WNYC News

Layoffs Announced For 981 Long Island Bus Workers

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

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The New York State Labor Department has given notice that 981 Long Island Bus workers could be laid off on New Year's Day. The move is a precautionary step, in case Nassau County fails in its effort to privatize a bus line that the MTA now runs. Still, the uncertainty is causing concern among the bus service's work force, and its 100,000 average weekday riders.

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WNYC News

Closed-Door Talks Continue on 3,500 NY Layoffs

Friday, October 14, 2011

Closed-door negotiations continue in Albany to reach an agreement that would avoid laying off 3,500 New York state employees.

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WNYC News

A Political Promise Government Employees Wish Cuomo Didn't Keep

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Governor Andrew Cuomo's office has sent out about 3,500 pink slips to state workers. Their union, the Public Employees Federation, voted down a contract deal on Tuesday. It would've frozen wages and increased health insurance costs in exchange for avoiding layoffs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

As Goes Bank of America?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for WNYC, looks at Bank of America's decision to downsize and layoff 30,000 workers.

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WNYC News

Chancellor Asks NYC Teachers, Principals to Stay Patient on Layoffs News

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Public Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is asking the public to remain patient as the City Council and Mayor continue to negotiate the city budget - and whether or not teachers really will be laid off.

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WNYC News

Profile of a Teacher Who May Be Among the Thousands Laid Off

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

For the first time in more than 30 years, thousands of teachers could be laid off this month unless the City Council and the mayor work out an alternative to the city's budget crunch before the deadline at the end of June. With time running out, educators are nervous — especially new teachers like Juhyung Harold Lee, one of the 4,100 teachers at risk of losing their jobs this month. 

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WNYC News

Schools Chancellor Walcott Grilled by City Council About Teacher Layoffs

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

City Council members grilled Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on the city's plan to eliminate 6,100 teaching positions — most through layoffs — during a contentious hearing Wednesday. 

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WNYC News

Bloomberg, Cuomo Mull 'Short-Term' Strategy for Teachers

Friday, March 04, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he and Governor Andrew Cuomo should be able to "work something out" to change the state's law regarding teacher layoffs, but what would that solution look like?

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WNYC News

Cuomo: I Want to Help Bloomberg With Last In, First Out

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state's last in, first out law is "not the best way to do layoffs" when it comes to the city's education system and he wants to help Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a fierce opponent of the law. But the governor isn't in any rush.

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WNYC News

State Senate Passes Bill to End Last in, First Out for Teachers

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

In a win for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Republican-led state senate narrowly approved a bill that would end seniority protections for teachers in New York City. But its fate in the Assembly is far less certain.

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WNYC News

Bill to End Last In, First Out Narrowly Clears Senate

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The state Senate narrowly approved a bill that would end the law requiring new teachers to be the first to go during layoffs, but its fate in the state Assembly is less certain.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Teacher Layoffs: The List

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter, discusses Mayor Bloomberg's release of the list of 4,500 teacher positions that would be eliminated if proposed cuts go into effect.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg's Teacher Layoff Threats Are a 'Stunt,' Says Union

Monday, February 28, 2011

Unions representing city teachers and principals claimed the mayor is bluffing when he says he plans to lay off more than 4,600 teachers.

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WNYC News

City Still Recruiting Teaching Fellows Despite Threat of Layoffs

Monday, February 07, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg is putting pressure on Albany to end the "last in, first out" policy that requires new teachers to be the first to go during layoffs. But there's one small group of new teachers that would likely be spared.

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