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Bloomberg Warns More Teacher Layoffs Likely if State Cuts Aid

Friday, January 28, 2011

The city may have to cut an additional 10,000 to 15,000 teaching positions if the budget Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils next week includes deep reductions in education funds, Mayor Bloomberg warned Friday.

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Ireland Releases Budget Plan to Reduce Deficit

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ireland has released a new budget plan, designed to save the country billions of dollars over the next four years. Details of the plan come days after the country applied for a multi-billion dollar rescue loan from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

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Newark to Lay Off 167 Police Officers November 30

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Newark Mayor Cory Booker says 167 city police officers will be laid off as planned on November 30, after police union leaders rejected an alternative proposal to help offset the city's $11 million budget gap.

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City To Cut More Than 10,000 Jobs

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg announced plans on Thursday to lay off thousands of city workers, in one of the most visible signs yet of the recession's toll. In presenting their annual November budget update, mayoral aides noted that a total of 6,201 city employees would be laid off in between the current and following fiscal year and that another 4,165 jobs would be lost through attrition.

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Paterson to Layoff 898 State Workers Before Year's End

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Governor David Paterson says 898 state workers will receive layoff notices, a move that has angered unions that didn't expect job losses before the end of the year. Paterson says the layoffs will be concentrated in several agencies, including the Departments of Corrections and Parks and the State Police.

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The Takeaway

Picturing the Human Cost of Unemployment

Friday, September 03, 2010

The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release a new jobs report this morning. Since the start of the economic downturn, the dire unemployment situation has been described in grim and abstract numbers: unemployment is at 9.5 percent; one in six Americans are receiving government assistance; and an estimated 8.5 million factory jobs have been lost since November 2007.

But behind the numbers are the human costs of unemployment. In a new book, “Closing: The Life and Death of an American Factory,” photographer Bill Bamberger and author Cathy N. Davidson capture the faces and stories behind the workers in Mebane, North Carolina, who lost their jobs when White Furniture Company closed its doors in 1993. The book and its gripping photos show tell the stories of personal loss and struggle for workers whose entire lives were turned upside down.

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NYS Budget Director: Layoff Plans Could Come Next Month

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson’s budget director says a layoff plan for state workers may be drawn up as early as August, and numbers will depend on the results of an early retirement plan.

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Budget Deal Reached; Now the Waiting for Albany and D.C.

Friday, June 25, 2010

There will be layoffs, but not as many as originally planned.

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MTA to Hold Hearings Prior to Closing Booths

Friday, June 04, 2010

A Manhattan judge has ruled that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) can not close subway token booths or fire more than 200 station agents without first holding public hearings.

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Bloomberg Saves 4,400 Teachers' Jobs

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Wednesday that he will not lay off 4,400 teachers this fall as expected.

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