Union members march at City Hall
Members of police, fire and DPW unions in Yonkers rallied in front of the offices of state lawmakers and then marched at City Hall last week, demanding that more be done in Albany to prevent layoffs.
Union representatives say the proposed cuts will not only affect workers, but the quality of life in Yonkers as well. They believe the current budget crisis will take all levels of governments to correct.
After meeting with Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone, the leaders of two police unions said they reached an objective of bringing all sides together.
Back in April, Amicone announced his doomsday budget plan designed to combat a projected $109 million deficit, a plan that includes the elimination of hundreds of jobs.