Union workers rally against ending collective bargaining

MINEOLA - Union workers across Long Island rallied today against any move to end collective bargaining.

As News 12 Long Island has reported, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau) says he plans to lay off hundreds of county workers unless union leaders agree to concessions.

The latest News 12 Long Island/Hofstra poll asked Long Islanders how they felt about public employee benefits such as health care and retirement programs. About 14 percent of respondents said public employees should contribute to their health care and just less than 12 percent say public employees should contribute to their retirement benefits.

About 53 percent say public workers should pay a portion of both their health care and retirement.

About 18 percent of respondents say government workers shouldn't be required to pay anything.

March Poll ResultsMarch Poll Summary

Nassau budget plan calls for across-the-board layoffs, furloughsMangano works to trim budget as NIFA deadline loomsMangano: I apologize for any job cuts

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