CSEA holds rally after Astorino address

Union workers held a rally yesterday in response to last night's State of the County address, where Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino proposed layoffs.

Civil Service Employees Association Unit President Karen Pecora says her union is willing to work with Astorino on reducing the county's $166 million deficit, but she says CSEA cannot afford to take any cuts or layoffs.

Pecora says yesterday's Neighbor to Neighbor Walk was organized to remind county officials and residents that CSEA members are doing vital work.

In his speech, Astorino proposed a new buyout incentive, offering workers $1,000 for every year on the job. Pecora says that may be a workable solution.

For footage, interviews from CSEA workers' rally in White Plains, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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