Cuomo and Public Employees Union Can’t Make a Deal

ALBANY, NY - JANUARY 1: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo speaks at his inauguration in the War Room at the state Capitol on January 1, 2011 in Albany, New York. In attendance were Governor Cuomo's girlfriend Sandra Lee, his daughters Michaela, Mariah and Cara and his parents former Governor Mario M. Cuomo and Matilda Cuomo. (Photo by Nathaniel Brooks-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Andrew M. Cuomo Photo: Pool/2011 Getty Images

State workers rejected a budget compromise proposed by the government yesterday, which would have transferred more health-care costs to workers, as well as frozen their wages. The Civil Service Employees Association took a similar deal earlier this summer, but the Public Employees weren't willing to back down. Instead, 3,500 unlucky employees are getting the boot. Most of the cuts will come from the Mental Health, Corrections, and Transportation departments. [WNYC]