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Will the Good Times Ever Roll?

Posted 11/30/14

A uniformed-union leader who’s since retired once recalled an early conversation with Governor Cuomo about what was in store for public employees at a time when Mr. Cuomo was leaning on state-employee unions to accept a three-year wage freeze and sizable increases in their health-care premiums. As he recounted it, the Governor told the gathering that the first couple of years of his administration were going to be rough for public workers, “and after that it’s gonna be good.”

There are some union leaders who might be excused if they wondered, nearly four years in and with another four on the way, when exactly those good times are supposed to start rolling.

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