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ALBANY NY Nov 14 2010 — Forty security guards who work at the Empire State Plaza and Capitol building have been told they will be laid off by the end of the year, according to the union representing them.
Loren Rigelhaupt of New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association said 40 out of the 70 security employees currently working at the buldings will be let go. Thirty-three of them are staffers — including security guards and the scanners at the Capitol entrances — while seven are supervisors.
They are expected to be let go on December 24, another source told CBS 6 reporter Teresa Priolo. The official state notice will come December 14.
Rigelhaupt told CBS 6 reporter Teresa Priolo most of the workers have significant numbers of years on the job. They are not being offered any incentive packages or early retirement options.
The union is considering the options before they attempt to contest the layoffs, said Rigelhaupt.
Rigelhaupt told Teresa Priolo he had “no idea” how the security work will be handled after the current staffers are laid off. The union will be issuing a statement, he said.