New York State Governor George E. Pataki signing legislation awarding retired public employees in New York a supplement to their pensions. Among the dignitaries looking on are New York State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Office of Management Confidential Employees President Barbara Zaron, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) President Danny Donohue, New York AFL-CIO President Ed Cleary and New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall. CSEA, New York State's largest union, fought long and hard for the bill which was a top legislative priority for years.
Attending an event associated with Political Action and United University Professions (UUP) are, left to right: Ed Dague, News Director and Managing Editor of Albany television station WNYT (Channel 13); Maureen Malone, CSEA Statewide Treasurer; Jim Sheedy, Public Employees Federation (PEF) President; William E. Scheuerman, UUP President; and Barbara Zaron, President of Organization of NYS Managment/Confidential Employees. The banner on the podium reads "United Way" and the banner in the background reads "UNITED WE'VE COME A LONG WAY."