Union Rally to Cause Garden City Road Closures

Parking will be restricted on Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and partial road closures on Franklin Avenue are also expected.

A union rally will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the front steps of the county legislative building at 1550 Franklin Avenue.

According to Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) director of communications Ryan Mulholland, "several thousand union members" from the Civil Service Employees Association, the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, Nassau Superior Officers Association, Nassau Detectives Association, Nassau Sheriff Officers Association, the Long Island Federation of Labor, the New York State AFL-CIO, and various law enforcement unions both county and statewide are expected to rally against "the anti-American and anti-union agenda of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano."

The county executive introduced legislation called the “Fiscal Crisis Reform Act” and is expected to layoff hundreds of county workers. Union members state the legislation is a violation of the United States Constitution and threatens their well-being.

The Garden City Chamber of Commerce has alerted businesses of the rally and has advised that many of the participants will be utilizing local parking fields - particularly PF 11. Parking will be restricted on Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. These streets will also be closed during the event. Further, there will also be partial road closures on Franklin Avenue during the event.

GCRes1 October 17, 2011 at 01:40 PM
Good luck convincing the average taxpayer who works in the private economy that opposition to public employee unions is "un-American." Remember, when public employee unions fight against "management," "management" means "the taxpayer."
kent penney October 17, 2011 at 01:44 PM
Should use this opp. to hand out pink slips - could get rid of em all in 1 hr...
Bill Sweeney October 17, 2011 at 01:53 PM
I wonder who's going to bring that really cool rat?


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