(Senator Ball at a labor rally with the Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen & Helpers of America Union Local 456)
ALBANY - Gov. Cuomo on Thursday signed a new law that gives stronger employment protections to public workers who leave their jobs for active military duty.
Lawmakers recently approved the protections after the MTA laid off two employees-turned-soldiers last year as part of drastic cost-cutting measures.
The new law prohibits the state and other public employers from abolishing jobs that are open simply because a worker has been shipped overseas by the military.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday signed a law that enhances job security for public employees serving in the military, according to Assemblyman Robert J. Castelli, who authored the measure.
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