NY Thruway to lay off 234 workers, ci...

NY Thruway to lay off 234 workers, cite hard times

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Sam

Greig, NY

#1 Jan 30, 2013
Thruway spokesman Dan Weiller says the layoffs of full-time workers will be in all regions, including the Albany headquarters. The authority employs 29,068 workers.

Weiller says no toll increases of any type are planned.

They forgot to add state police road patrols will be cut in half.
So if you need help, you will have to call for help,
Sam

Greig, NY

#3 Jan 30, 2013
Ootica Goombah Paisano wrote:
So how will they fill all those state thruway trucks with crews of men to take naps in? Will they get rid of vehicles then?
They won't, and then you will have to find something else to complain about. Oh yea all users of the thruway will need a E-Z Pass by the end of the year 2013

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#4 Jan 30, 2013
The state is spinning around the toilet bowl. It's only a matter of time before it is flushed completely.
Tom

Cazenovia, NY

#5 Jan 30, 2013
Sam wrote:
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They won't, and then you will have to find something else to complain about. Oh yea all users of the thruway will need a E-Z Pass by the end of the year 2013
How much does an EZ pass cost? No toll booth people at all?
Sam

Greig, NY

#6 Jan 30, 2013
Tom wrote:
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How much does an EZ pass cost? No toll booth people at all?
https://www.e-zpassny.com/en/home/index.shtml
danny donahue

West Hartford, CT

#7 Jan 31, 2013
Sam wrote:
Thruway spokesman Dan Weiller says the layoffs of full-time workers will be in all regions, including the Albany headquarters. The authority employs 29,068 workers.
Weiller says no toll increases of any type are planned.
They forgot to add state police road patrols will be cut in half.
So if you need help, you will have to call for help,
Over 29000 employees? I think you've identified the problem. Assuming thats an accurate number, a less than 1% cut in labor will not help.

If you look a little deeper, labor is not the issue. Labor contracts are. Prince Andy is hell-bent on concessions from all unions, an obvious focal point of his upcoming Presidential run. Most negotiating units have been dealt with. You may recall last year when various units settled for furloughs, higher health costs etc.. under the cloud of layoff threats. Now its the Thruways's turn to settle, or more accurately, sacrifice publicly for the political benefit of Prince Andy.

I would bet the actual number of emoloyees is about 2900, layoff threat would then be about 10%. This is likely the amount of givebacks he will demand to avert layoffs. Majority of emoloyees will have to vote to accept about 10% less income and benefits...or else.

Honestly, not a big fan of unions and none seem to have much power over todays political climate. They'll be forced to accept whatever hand is dealt.
Red

Syracuse, NY

#8 Jan 31, 2013
The bottom line is this and this will solve the problems with the economy.....completely do away with the pensions also have the employee contribute half of the health insurance and if the worker wants a retirement account then start a 401 k like the 90% of the rest of america. Problem solved or the public sector will go bankrupt and you'll not only loss the current benefits but you will loss the pay your getting and start getting minimum wage.
Frank

Utica, NY

#9 Jan 31, 2013
How many of Prince Andrew's high priced political hacks that he promotes will lose their jobs? None! No, Cuomo will go afer the rank & file workers while he keeps his political allies in high priced jobs in Albany.
Frank

Utica, NY

#10 Jan 31, 2013
Red wrote:
The bottom line is this and this will solve the problems with the economy.....completely do away with the pensions also have the employee contribute half of the health insurance and if the worker wants a retirement account then start a 401 k like the 90% of the rest of america. Problem solved or the public sector will go bankrupt and you'll not only loss the current benefits but you will loss the pay your getting and start getting minimum wage.
You're an idiot. Go watch Fox News like the rest of the morons who swallow corporate america's propoganda.

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#11 Jan 31, 2013
I just don't understand why these unions don't work with a state sometimes. Heck pay into your pension and you can keep it. If every employee would pay an extra 25 a week towards their pension then the issue would be solved.

Instead these people would rather risk their jobs then pay a little more to keep them.
mr state

Newington, CT

#13 Jan 31, 2013
WTF16 wrote:
The entire Thruway system is a horribly conceived idea that should be completely abolished. It's bad for motorists basically locked in to a single highway with limited on-off opportunities.
Worse, it's bad for communities along the Thruway that otherwise would be thriving with gas stations, restaurants and hotels. But unless motorists can get easy-on easy off that cannot happen.
Just look at the huge tax base and economic benefits of communities along no-toll interstates anywhere in the nation.
Instead, the NYS Thruway Authority sucks up all those economic benefits and funnels cash into its bloated and corrupt management.
dont take it jerk off
Sam

Greig, NY

#15 Jan 31, 2013
Ootica Goombah Paisano wrote:
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Yeah right. Even out of state travelers and Canadian residents who will use the NYS Thruway?
Didnt think that one all the way thru did ya Einstein.
HA HA just what and see, as you say Einstein
Sam

Greig, NY

#16 Jan 31, 2013
Ootica Goombah Paisano wrote:
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Yeah right. Even out of state travelers and Canadian residents who will use the NYS Thruway?
Didnt think that one all the way thru did ya Einstein.
P.S. out of state travelers & Canadian travelers better have dollar bills and change to put into the auto toll machines.
Red

Syracuse, NY

#17 Jan 31, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>You're an idiot. Go watch Fox News like the rest of the morons who swallow corporate america's propoganda.
No frank the nitwit it's the bottom feeding greed of you union slobs that's putting yourself out of your jobs and destroying the further of the union.. Keep believing it's not happening and we will see who the stupid one is. Needless to say it's to late the greed has put yourselfs where you are and are headed. When the pink slips continue your defense of the undependable will be for nothing you'll be in the soup line and will have no one to blame but your sense of entitlement what an idiot, for me watching Fox stupid comment no y don't u go watch more of the brainwashing grandstanding reps that have you spun up with delusion.
Red

Syracuse, NY

#18 Jan 31, 2013
Frank the thick head are you really that brainwashed that you really think people can get 4-6 % raises every year and that you can get a lottery pent ion that you payed nothing for other then showing up to work??? Your out of your mind if that's what you think. The economy is on it's way up the stock market is just about at it's all time HIGH and the public sector is laying people off and are on the verge of liquidation and you think FOX news is is out there WOW you need help. Also by coming out and trying to make people believe there's no problems like it's all in the 90%of peoples heads!!! Get help you need it and fast
Sam

Greig, NY

#19 Jan 31, 2013
Red wrote:
<quoted text>No frank the nitwit it's the bottom feeding greed of you union slobs that's putting yourself out of your jobs and destroying the further of the union.. Keep believing it's not happening and we will see who the stupid one is. Needless to say it's to late the greed has put yourselfs where you are and are headed. When the pink slips continue your defense of the undependable will be for nothing you'll be in the soup line and will have no one to blame but your sense of entitlement what an idiot, for me watching Fox stupid comment no y don't u go watch more of the brainwashing grandstanding reps that have you spun up with delusion.
Great point but in the next 5 years The great state Of New York ( as i laugh my ass off) will have 40% of the people on welfare and the rest of the working class people will be paying for the welfare, State work force will be cut by 25% 2017 Then what. oh lets give welfare people more, what do they get now,, free phone,computers, HEAP to heat their place,Free heath care, free dental, for every baby that a welfare mom pops out more money, so when does that free hand out end, All i hear is STATE WORKER STATE WORKERS. liberal are the problem
Red

Syracuse, NY

#20 Jan 31, 2013
Sam wrote:
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Great point but in the next 5 years The great state Of New York ( as i laugh my ass off) will have 40% of the people on welfare and the rest of the working class people will be paying for the welfare, State work force will be cut by 25% 2017 Then what. oh lets give welfare people more, what do they get now,, free phone,computers, HEAP to heat their place,Free heath care, free dental, for every baby that a welfare mom pops out more money, so when does that free hand out end, All i hear is STATE WORKER STATE WORKERS. liberal are the problem
I don't see the difference between the to they are both bottom feeders the welfare people sit on there azzs all day and the union people find a truck or a corner in the building to hide and sleep. Well maybe not that bad but not much difference.I believe accountability to insure there earning there pay and STOP the free pension ride and premier health insurance for next to nothing. Pay for there own retirement and pay half there insurance that's it. If they do this they will keep the jobs they hopefully stay of unemployment or even welfare. Let's face it a union worker wouldn't make it in the real working world they would have to put in a real 8 hour shift and have to take direction from a boss that would ant have to worry about bylaws and horseshi-t .... And yes welfare needs to be revamped I believe someone collecting the free check should be mandated to community service But wait the union may have a problem with that it may take a job from them
Frank

Utica, NY

#21 Feb 1, 2013
Red wrote:
Frank the thick head are you really that brainwashed that you really think people can get 4-6 % raises every year and that you can get a lottery pent ion that you payed nothing for other then showing up to work??? Your out of your mind if that's what you think. The economy is on it's way up the stock market is just about at it's all time HIGH and the public sector is laying people off and are on the verge of liquidation and you think FOX news is is out there WOW you need help. Also by coming out and trying to make people believe there's no problems like it's all in the 90%of peoples heads!!! Get help you need it and fast
The stock market? Yea it's doing good because the govt. gave the thieves billions in bailout money, you idiot.
Hmm

Orlando, FL

#22 Feb 1, 2013
Thruway was supposed to be free by now anyways.

"All tolls along the Thruway were supposed to be abolished when the original construction bonds used to build it had been paid off. The last of the bonds were paid off in 1996"

Everyone should be laid off and the road turned over to NY state to maintain...
Red

Syracuse, NY

#23 Feb 1, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>The stock market? Yea it's doing good because the govt. gave the thieves billions in bailout money, you idiot.
I think we all know who the thieves are and when the contacts become null and void we will see who the idiot is!!! Start looking for a private sector job or do what you people no best go on comp or ssdi you sponge. This is my opinion

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