Mangano: Nassau, CSEA deal will save county millions

WOODBURY - A tentative agreement reached today between Nassau County and its largest union could save the county millions, according to County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau).

The agreement comes amid an ongoing review of the county's finances.

CSEA president Jerry Laricchiuta says the union agreed to change the pay scale for future employees. That could represent a savings of $60 million over the term of the contract. Laricchiuta wouldn't release many details until his members have seen the plan. He did say though that the contract for current members will remain mostly intact.

The union has 5,600 full-time employees and nearly 7,000 including part-time and seasonal workers.

Mangano says the agreement shows that a possible takeover of county finances by the Nassau Interim Finance Authority is not needed.

CSEA members and the Nassau Legislature still have to vote on whether or not to approve the plan.

AP wire services contributed to this report

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