Recently Gov Cuomo asked a union leader why the union should defend the unborn. Cuomo's plan is to initiate a new retirement plan for state workers that cuts their benefits and increases worker's contribution. This will not affect current employees just future or "unborn" employees. Sounds good on paper Cuomo can get concessions from the unborn without having to face the consequences from current union members. The union leaders are aware that their elected position is at risk when these unborns seek to even the score when they realize they were sold out. Two large unions are getting set to ratify tough contracts and this latest salvo from Cuomo is definitely going to cost some ratification votes. If Cuomo gets major union endorsements next go round it only means one thing - the unions were bought off.
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