Labor organizations that represent state workers quickly issued concerns with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $142 billion budget proposal they believe could have harsh impacts on their members.

In particular, the unions, including the Civil Service Employees Association, the Public Employees Federation and NYSCOPBA, which represents corrections officers, say the closures, consolidations and mergers have them worried.

“There are several troubling areas in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2013-14 state budget: The governor is too quick to gloss over the negative impact of a flat budget on state operations, especially considering the cuts, closures, downsizing and upheaval in that area over the past several years,” said CSEA President Danny Donohue.

Donohue singled out Cuomo’s proposal to ease pension costs on local governments in the near term as “a bait and switch scheme on his own misguided Tier 6 that will allow public employers to underfund their pension obligations – basically, raiding the system to pay for savings that Tier 6 didn’t actually provide and calling it mandate relief.”

Susan Kent, the newly installed PEF president who ousted Ken Brynien following a bitter contract negotiation with the Cuomo administration, reacted negatively to the proposal to close two prisons, one in Manhattan and another in Beacon, Dutchess County.

PEF is also opposed to Cuomo’s proposal to expand design build for infrastructure projects beyond the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.

“We agree with Gov. Andrew Cuomo that New York can do what needs to be done to move the state forward when we all work together. But, we are concerned about a number of issues put forward in the Executive Budget that we believe could negatively impact the public services PEF members provide,” Kent said in her statement. “We will be more effective helping the governor if we are afforded the opportunity to be at the table for appropriate workforce planning, as I have been advocating.”

Cuomo tangled with both CSEA and PEF, the state’s two largest public-sector unions, seeking concessions from labor leaders and threatened thousands of layoffs if the terms weren’t meant.

In the end, Cuomo was able to negotiate multi-year pay freezes and avoided the layoffs.