cuts http://wamc.org en Cuomo sees federal budget impact on New Yorkers http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-sees-federal-budget-impact-new-yorkers <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Gov. Andrew <font color="red">Cuomo</font> says the federal budget fight forcing temporary across-the-board spending cuts will affect New Yorkers including students and seniors.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">He says the cuts won't have as big an impact on state government.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The dispute between Democratic President Barack Obama and the Republican-led House over spending cuts and tax increases led to automatic cuts that started Friday.</span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:36:54 +0000 Jaired Crofut 59007 at http://wamc.org Cuomo sees federal budget impact on New Yorkers TD Bank Expected to Cut 200 Western MA Jobs http://wamc.org/post/td-bank-expected-cut-200-western-ma-jobs <p>About 200 people are expected to lose their jobs when TD Bank closes a customer call center in Springfield at the end of the year.</p><p>The workers learned at a meeting Tuesday night that the 24/7 customer support center will close in December as part of a decision to consolidate call centers to locations in Maine, New Jersey and South Carolina.</p><p>The branch at the location will remain open.</p><p>Bank spokesman Jimmy Hernandez tells WWLP-TV it was a difficult decision and did not reflect job performance.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 12:08:35 +0000 38595 at http://wamc.org TD Bank Expected to Cut 200 Western MA Jobs States Scaling Back Worker Pensions to Save Money http://wamc.org/post/states-scaling-back-worker-pensions-save-money <p>State governments have long lured workers with the promise of lucrative pensions that provide nearly the pay in retirement that employees earned on the job. But after years of budget crunches, nearly every state has revamped public retirement benefits in an effort to shrink the long-term obligations that are billions of dollars short of what is needed to cover benefits.</p><p>The moves have triggered a legal and political battle over whether states are reneging on their promises to millions of public-sector workers.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 11:13:56 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 37979 at http://wamc.org States Scaling Back Worker Pensions to Save Money