The Public Employees Federation just released a statement responding to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s comments on a the Capitol Pressroom radio show today.
This is what Ken Brynien, president of the 56,000-member union of professional, scientific and technical employees, had to say:
“The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) is prepared to meet with the state to discuss how we can alter the tentative contract agreement that our members rejected.
“I heard the governor’s willingness to have open communication with us and I am encouraged the governor is willing to hear our ideas. At this time, we see no evidence to suggest that a revote would result in an different outcome.
“We are anxious to discuss with the governor’s negotiators how we can reach an agreement my members are willing to ratify while preserving state services and meeting the savings the state requires.
“Our team remains in place, ready and willing to meet with the governor’s negotiators. We are now in the process of making those arrangements.”