Today’s bright, sunny weather made it a perfect day for workers at the state Capitol to venture outside to grab lunch from one of the vendors that line the streets outside the statehouse.
And it was a perfect day for Guild members to be there too, handing out fliers and letting the state workers know about the Times Union’s desire to outsource jobs and lay off people regardless of how long and loyal their service.
The state workers were stunned and angered at the news that the Company has threatened to cancel the Guild’s contract next Thursday. Inside the Empire State Plaza, many unions had gathered for the annual Lobby Day and were outraged at the Times Union’s treatment of its workers.
The Guild has a solid base of support in the Capital Region. This isn’t a town that takes kindly to “minimizing” contracts.