From the Daily News:
More than 40 employees of the Queens Library will be laid off Friday after last-ditch negotiations to save their jobs fell through, officials said.
"The union is devastated by this loss," said John Hyslop, president of Local 1321, which represents library workers. "These are hard-working library employees. Morale is abysmal."
Library officials originally expected to slash about 400 positions because of a proposed cut in city funding. A large chunk of that was restored in the city budget, allowing it to rescind many of the pink slips handed out 90 days ago.
But the library said it still had a $2.4 million deficit and asked the union for givebacks. One of those would have stopped workers from carrying over vacation time.