HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director is asking Connecticut agency heads to prepare for various outcomes from the second vote by union workers on a labor savings and concessions agreement.
Benjamin Barnes sent a letter to commissioners on Friday, reminding them that if the clarified agreement is not ratified, layoffs should continue and certain facilities and programs will be shut down.
The 45,000 union members are expected to finish voting by Aug. 18.
Barnes said it’s difficult to predict the outcome because there’s the potential for split votes on the health care and retirement changes, and wage-related changes, including a two-year wage freeze.
Not enough members supported the overall deal in June, prompting layoff notices to be sent out.
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