CSEA union workers hold emergency meeting in Yonkers about new contract

CSEA workers were told their salaries would stay

CSEA workers were told their salaries would stay the same, but they will lose so-called called step increases in their contract when they change unions. (Credit: News 12 )

YONKERS - Civil Service Employees Association union workers in Yonkers held an emergency meeting Wednesday night to express concerns about recent changes to their jobs, including a new contract.

Non-educational departments at the Yonkers Board of Education have been taken over by the city. CSEA workers were told their salaries would stay the same, but they will lose so-called step increases in their contract when they change unions.

Mayor Mike Spano says it hasn't been an easy process, but one that needs to be done to help bridge a budget gap.   

"While they may lose certain benefits, the base salary will remain the same, the seniority will remain the same and the health care and the civil service protection that goes along with it," he says.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Brentwood Union Free School District held a 1 Brentwood holds community forum in wake of teen killings
VIDEO: News conference on Howell animal hoarding 2 VIDEO: News conference on Howell animal hoarding
The Crusaders have six wins in seven games. 3 Team of the Week: Archbishop Stepinac
4 VIDEO: Yonkers police arrest suspect in fatal movie theater stabbing
Police say vehicles were ransacked and four were 5 Unlocked cars ransacked, stolen in White Plains

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE