Westchester Community College union members protest against County Executive Rob Astorino for lack of contract

Protestors are demanding a new contract for the

Protestors are demanding a new contract for the school's 300 non-teaching employees. (Credit: News 12)

YONKERS - Union members at Westchester Community College protested outside an appearance of County Executive Rob Astorino Thursday night for their lack of a contract.

Astorino was on the college campus addressing the Hispanic Small Business Forum.

Protesters are demanding a new contract for the school's 300 non-teaching employees. They have been working without a contract since 2009.

Union members say they are being used as pawns in a game of political chess and they blame Astorino. One union member says that Astorino wants to prove something to the state because he's running for governor.

Astorino, though, says this isn't his fight. He says, "I guess I'm being blamed for everything today, but unfortunately for them I have nothing to do with this contract." He goes on to say that the contract has solely to do with the college itself.

College officials say they won't go into details about negotiations, but they say the negotiations are taking place. They say they are hopeful that they will come to a resolution soon.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Larchmont is reportedly blocking the development of a 1 Larchmont reportedly blocks drive-thru Dunkin' Donuts
Flames broke out at the one-story home at 2 Fire destroys Gordon Avenue home in Briarcliff Manor
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 3 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26
An Amtrak power problem in one of the 4 More headaches for LIRR riders after Amtrak power problem
Trump's keynote address last night at the Republican 5 Melania Trump's speech shrouded in controversy over plagiarism

advertisement | advertise on News 12


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.