Connecticut has withdrawn an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a ruling that former Gov. John Rowland’s administration violated the constitutional rights of 2,800 state employees it laid off in 2003, state Attorney General George Jepsen said Monday.
The Connecticut State Police Union on Friday voted down a two-year wage freeze in a labor savings and concessions agreement, effectively exposing state troopers to layoffs.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director says most of the layoff notices already issued to Connecticut state employees will be suspended until Sept. 1, giving the legislature time to sign off on a newly ratified labor savings deal.
Leaders of Connecticut’s unionized state employees say rank-and-file members have voted to ratify a labor savings and concessions agreement.
Three union locals that represent
Connecticut Department of Correction officers have voted to ratify
a labor-savings and concessions agreement, reversing their stance
from the first round of voting.
Unionized state employees say they’re optimistic that the second time will be the charm and their co-workers will ratify a labor savings and concessions agreement that will stop thousands of layoffs.
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.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is fighting a rumor among some state workers, saying it’s untrue they’ve reached an alleged special deal with the Connecticut state police union.
Several dozen state union members and their supporters rallied outside the Wethersfield office of the Department of Labor where a closed-door hearing was held on a complaint against the ratification process for state employee concessions aimed at heading off layoffs.
Union leaders are turning to rank-and-file members to help persuade their colleagues to vote “yes” in the second vote on a labor concessions agreement.