Minority state workers in the minority

Albany, NY – Cuts to civil service positions in New York State in the last two decades have several lawmakers and labor unions claiming the state has discriminatory hiring practices. The Department of Civil Service disagrees. The stage is set this legislative session for what could either be cooperation or confrontation when it comes to increasing the minority presence in the state workforce.

WAMC's Jessica Bloustein spoke with DCS and lawmakers about minority hiring practices.