Important Message from your Executive Board
All AME Members:
In solidarity with Fellow Unions and Concerned Community Members
Join together this Friday January 22nd
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
H. Lee Dennison Bldg.
100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Hauppauge, NY 11788
To rally against the County Executive’s plan to
LAG YOUR PAY
To stand together in defense of fair treatment for
ALL COUNTY UNIONS
To call for an end to
PAY TO PLAY
policies and the corruption it fosters
To show that we are Unified, Strong and, at the
END OF OUR PATIENCE
Click here: Lag Payroll
Since 1984, the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees, Inc. has been the voice of over 8,000 Suffolk County workers.
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“The county is on course to spend at least $100 million more than it brings in annually for the next several years. To deal with that, Suffolk each year commits to various one-time budget-saving moves: It essentially borrowed $70 million on the county’s Dennison office building in 2013, and will repay $4.8 million annually for 20 years. Since 2011, it has borrowed $317 million from the state to pay annual pension costs that ballooned after the stock market crashed, with repayment spread over the following 12 years. From 2014 to 2017, it has or will borrow about $30 million a year from a reserve fund intended to stabilize sewer rates… Each of these moves crushes the budget twice. In 2018, for instance, the money from the stabilization fund will run out, leaving a $30 million hole in the budget. But, and this is often overlooked, there will be additional multimillion-dollar holes caused by repayment with interest of the previous borrowing.”
Excerpt from Newsday, Suffolk budget needs more fiscal discipline, editorial dated November 23, 2015. Full article: http://www.newsday.com/opinion/editorial/suffolk-county-budget-needs-more-fiscal-discipline-1.11156758