Malloy Seeks Rollback In State Employee Benefits

Click here to see the language in the governor’s proposal


By SUSAN HAIGH,  Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants Connecticut
lawmakers to roll back some state employee benefits now that
workers have defeated a labor-savings and concessions deal that
included benefits changes.

The Democratic governor says in a bill filed Wednesday that he
wants to remove the issue of longevity payments– bonuses paid to
veteran workers– from collective bargaining for contracts that
take effect on or after July 1.

The bill also limits accumulation of sick leave to 10 days once
a worker’s contract expires and prohibits unions from negotiating
the issue.

Additionally, only an employee’s base salary would be used to
calculate pension benefits after a current pension agreement
expires in 2017. That means overtime, longevity pay and other fees
could not be counted in the calculation.

State lawmakers are meeting Thursday.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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