The public employee union that represents 21,000 corrections officers is out with a 60-second radio spot that highlights the sacrifices they say they've made in the last few budgets.
“We’ve already given more than most, but will always give our all everyday," states the ad, which will run in 11 markets statewide.
Last year, the state closed seven of its prisons, at the urging of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who reminded New Yorkers that prisons will no longer be treated as a jobs program.
The union's overdue contract is in binding arbitration right now, and then it has another contract negotiation to get through.