New York State has announced a retroactive salary increase for approximately 120,000 state workers. The bump comes after workers were forced to sacrifice their expected 2% raises last year following the state’s reckoning with COVID-19.

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It was announced on Wednesday that New York State will restore $600 million in retroactive general salary increases for state workers. This comes after state workers sacrificed their contractual raises as a result of COVID-19.


“The FY 2022 enacted budget will repay $600 million that was withheld from State workers during the pandemic,” said Governor Cuomo. “On behalf of the entire family of New York, we thank state workers for their extraordinary service, sacrifice, and selflessness which helped us through this unpredicted crisis.”

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