Are State Union Layoffs Coming?

September 28, 2011 Updated Sep 28, 2011 at 8:36 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 28, 2011 Updated Sep 28, 2011 at 8:36 AM EDT

ALBANY, NY ( WKBW) In a vote of 54% to 46%, members of the Public Employees Federation ( PEF ) rejected Governor Cuomo's latest contract offer.

The offer called for concessions like three years without raises, higher health care costs, and furloughs.

Now, because the deal was rejected, Cuomo's office says layoff notices will be sent out to those who have the lowest seniority.

Those layoff notices could be going out as early as Wednesday morning.