Tom Comanzo en PEF ratifies contract, avoids 3500 layoffs <p>State worker union members have ratified a contract that will prevent nearly 3500 lay offs , though members make several concessions, including a three year pay freeze. Cuomo says he&rsquo;s &ldquo;very happy&rdquo;, and has rescinded the lay off notices that were to go out Friday.</p><p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:27:36 +0000 Karen DeWitt 8891 at