Pink slips handed out to Yonkers workers

Hundreds of pink slips have been handed out to Yonkers municipal workers due to the city's massive budget crisis.

Mayor Phil Amicone (R-Yonkers) says he is still hoping to get more money out of Albany to reverse the layoffs. However, state legislators say they can't guarantee the city will receive the funds.

Approximately 400 teachers are waiting to hear if they will also be losing their jobs. They expect to find out next week.

Members of the Teamsters union protested outside of City Hall Tuesday, as city officials try to find ways to plug the budget gap. As part of the demonstration, live rats were let loose inside the City Hall building. Teamsters in the Public Works Department have warned rats will be everywhere once the city implements a plan to reduce trash pickups to one day a week.

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