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Thruway Authority announces 200 layoffs

Posted at: 04/03/2013 11:46 AM
Updated at: 04/03/2013 12:25 PM
By: Andrew Murphy

ALBANY - It's been a rough road for the workers of the thruway authority as their unions continue to negotiate with the state government.

More than 200 people are expected to lose their jobs as part of layoffs announced back in January.

For many of them, Wednesday will be their last day.

Full time thruway and the canal system workers from all regions will lose their jobs, including the Albany headquarters.

The layoff is said to save the authority $20 million a year.

Some of the targeted workers have retired since the announcement.

The thruway authority operates the statewide toll highway and New York’s canal system.

The authority has nearly 3,000 employees.