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March 19, 2001|
GOP LEGISLATORS RELEASE LABOR CONTRACT REPORT
"Labor: The Need for Fiscally Responsible and Fair Contracts"
Report Outlines Initiatives to Cut Costs
(Mineola, NY) Minority Leader Peter J. Schmitt (R-Massapequa) on behalf of the Republican members of the Nassau County Legislature has released a report and letter sent to Frank Zarb, Chairman, of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, regarding efforts to cut the County's labor costs. The report is in response to NIFA informing County officials of its desire to establish guidelines for labor contracts.
"We are pleased to be able to make recommendations to Frank Zarb and NIFA with respect to reducing labor costs and bringing structural reform to the County's budget," said Minority Leader Peter J. Schmitt. "If our wage proposal was followed it would save taxpayers $81 million over and above what the County Executive has put forward in two recently proposed labor contracts."
Proposals contained in the report include: