County workers rally in White Plains for new contract and to save jobs

Westchester County workers of the Civil Service Employees Association gathered outside the county office building on Martine Avenue in White Plains Monday afternoon in a rally to save jobs.Hundreds of workers showed up for the rally that was geared towards getting a new contract and saving jobs that may be cut at the end of the year. The workers have not had a contract in 22 months, and due to the county's fiscal problems, some social service units are in danger of being eliminated.The county claims the union won't come to the table to negotiate. The county also says it may have to reduce some workers at the end of the year, and may hire outside companies to do work when needed. Workers will likely find out if their jobs are being eliminated when the county budget proposal is released on November 14.

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