A second wave of joblessness could be coming to cities and states across the country from budget cuts
These could be civil servants ….
State and local governments have lost revenue with the decline in jobs and the virus economy….
This would be a rough thank you for their service during the spring pandemic crisis…..
The president of the city’s EMS union is bracing for hundreds of possible layoffs — and City Hall officials are warning firefighter jobs could be on the chopping block too.
Mayor de Blasio is planning to send pink slips to 400 EMS personnel as part of a projected layoff of 22,000 city workers due to a deepening fiscal crisis, Oren Barzilay, president of FDNY EMS Local 2507, said Wednesday.
“Now, even with the threat of a second wave of COVID-19 looming and two recent outbreaks in Brooklyn, Bill de Blasio and his team at City Hall wants to balance the city’s budget on our backs, eliminating some 400 emergency medical responder positions and placing every New Yorker’s life at risk,” Barzilay said.
He estimates ambulances will take five to seven minutes longer to get to emergencies.
“If these budget cuts are enacted, people will die needlessly,” he said. “Yesterday, we were praised as heroes, essential workers saving lives. Today, the city government treats us like zeros. New Yorkers who lived through this deadly pandemic know otherwise.”….