Capitol Bureau en Union President Hopes to Avoid Layoffs After Contract Rejection <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Two days after one of the state&rsquo;s two major worker unions rejected a contract, the Public Employees Federation President says he has &ldquo;new ideas&rdquo; for a contract settlement, and is anxious to meet with<br />Governor Cuomo to discuss options to avert the 3500 layoffs ordered by the governor.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 6991 at