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.)

  • jim

    Good start…. How about setting the retirement age to the full Social Security retirement age, suspend pension payments if the employee is rehired, 401k, increased employee share of health insurance and no vacation or sick time carry over and extend the work week to 45 hours. That would put the state workers a little closer to the private sector reality.

  • pete

    He HUFFS and he PUFFS. DANNY BOY is a clown. Taxes WILL BE RAISED EVEN MORE. He doesn’t have the SPINE to cut anything. He BOY in DC is calling the shots. Who would vote for DANNY BOY or his criminal loving sidekick in 2014. Remember the UNIONS rig the election in Bridgeport to get their BOY elected. DANNY BOY and the democRATS ain’t cutiing NOTHING. SEE and BELIEVE

  • Kevin

    It”s about time the Democrats stop catering to the unions. This states financial future is far more import than keeping your union friends happy with these extravagant benefits. There should be no doubt now that negotiations with the state unions is a waste of time.

  • Mad MaxtaxstateCT

    Malloy said 7,500 workers would be laid off. Then it was 5,466 plus 1,000 open jobs would not be filled. What!? 1,000 openings at the state and over 9% unemployment and those jobs weren’t filled? Anyway, now it’s 6,500. But nothing has happened yet, and we are past 6/30. I wonder if the eventual layoffs IN SMALL WAVES will be followed by a work slowdown by remaining workers, thus saving their jobs after Malloy informs everyone that the state can’t do without the union workers? The net result would be layoffs of about 400 to 500 state workers, or even less. Perhaps the unions that didn’t ratify the agreement will be targeted first for the layoffs, leaving the remaining union workers more loyal to Malloy for halting the layoffs before THEY were dumped, according to the plans above.

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