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Nassau legislature to consider union contracts next Monday

The Nassau legislature has scheduled a special meeting April 7 to consider proposed labor pacts after Nassau police union members ratified the agreements that would lift a three-year wage freeze.

James Carver, president of Nassau's Police Benevolent Association, said members of the PBA, the Detectives Association and Superior Officers Association voted to approve each of their union's deals....

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Nassau union pacts still being revised

Nassau’s proposed new union contracts that would lift a three-year-old wage freeze are still undergoing revisions and are not likely to be filed with the county legislature for approval until Monday, officials said.

Brian Nevin, a spokesman for County Executive Edward Mangano, said attorneys are still “crossing T’s and dotting I’s,” on the deals, which include memorandums of agreement...

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Financial review of Nassau's union deals could be delayed

Revised contract deals with three Nassau unions have yet to be filed with the county legislature, pushing off financial analyses of the proposed pacts.

County Executive Edward Mangano expects to file the amended proposals by Friday, a spokesman said -- though legislative rules would allow him to wait until March 31, the same day that lawmakers will be asked to vote on the agreements and the...

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Impasse over lifting Nassau's wage freeze

Nassau’s control board meets Monday and there still is no agreement on whether it will lift or extend a three-year wage freeze, which expires March 14.

After coming close to a deal, labor leaders have balked at what they say is a demand by the Nassau Interim Finance Authority that county unions give up their state court challenge to the legality of the freeze.

If county unions win the...

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Former NIFA member starts a watchdog blog

George J. Marlin

(Credit: Chris Ware, 2011)

Outspoken Conservative George Marlin is not leaving quietly from his post on Nassau’s financial control board

Although Marlin has been replaced as a member of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, he says he’s going to continue to comment on actions by County Executive Edward Mangano and NIFA chairman Jon Kaiman in much the same way he did with Richie Kessel, who served as chief executive...

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