Nassau cuts 500 county jobs in union deal

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi says the county is back on solid financial footing due to a deal that cuts hundreds of jobs.

Suozzi says the deal, the result of union negotiations, will save $50 million. County workers will also forgo two weeks? pay, which they will get back when they leave their jobs. Of the 500 jobs cut, 120 are police officers.

The number of officers on patrol will not decrease. Many retiring officers won?t be replaced and other positions will instead be held by civilians.

However, county Republicans say Suozzi can?t reduce the police force without impacting the service it provides.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."