Seven members of the Long Island Senate delegation last week wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top advisor urging the administration to take up pay raises for state workers in their area designated management confidential.

Cuomo last year vetoed a measure that would have created a pay-raise commission for workers with the “M/C” designation, and wrote in his veto message that any increases would be dealt with in the context of the state budget.

However, Cuomo and state lawmakers in March signed off on a state spending plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year that did not include an M/C pay raise agreement.

Roughly 9,000 state workers have M/C status, and about 500 work on Long Island.

M/C workers who do not have formal union representation haven’t seen a pay hike since the 2008 financial crisis.

Cuomo’s secretary, Larry Schwartz, said in a Capital Tonight interview in April that an effort to deal with the M/C pay issue would be considered.

“We are going to work to implement that,” Schwartz said in the interview on April 2. “We certainly can make it retroactive to April 1.”

Long Island Delegation Advocates for MC Employees by Nick Reisman