New York Law Journal
April 28, 2011
ALBANY – The next round of layoffs in the state court system will touch off a scramble in which senior employees whose jobs are being eliminated will claim the positions of less-experienced colleagues.
“It is an unseemly process, which is why we always say it sounds better to say you are going to lay off workers than to actually do it,” said Steven Madarasz, a spokesman for the Civil Service Employee Association. The CSEA is the largest of 11 unions representing court employees, counting as members about 6,000 of the courts’ 15,200 nonjudicial workers.
“It is a pretty ugly process because who gets the initial layoff notice may well not be the person who actually goes out the door,” Mr. Madarasz added.