Laid-off Nassau workers forced to wait for payouts

MINEOLA - More than 100 Nassau County employees laid off just a few weeks ago say they are not only out of a job, but also have to wait for their entire payout.

The workers will receive payment for accrued time, including vacation and sick days, in increments over the next three years. The employees say the money is part of their severance package and should automatically be given to them.

In a statement, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's office said, "As per the collective bargaining employee who has more than $5,000 due to them in unused vacation/sick time will be paid out over three years beginning [in] January."

Union President Jerry Laricchiuta argues that union members need help and the county should do the right thing, regardless of what the agreement says.

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