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.
Connecticut’s attorney general says the state email system was not improperly used, contradicting claims by public employee unions that accused a conservative think tank of interfering with the ratification of a labor savings and concessions deal.
The governor’s office says more than three-thousand state workers have now released layoff notices.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state employee union leaders announced late Friday night they had reached a tentative agreement on a “clarified” labor savings and concessions deal.
Governor Gov. Dannel Malloy says closed-door talks with state employee union leaders about labor savings are taking much longer than they should.
Union leaders and Malloy administration to continue concessions talks
Leaders of the Connecticut state employee unions have voted to amend their coalition’s complicated bylaws in hopes of stopping thousands of layoffs and deep budget cuts.
Leaders of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition are asking Governor Malloy to convene new discussions on budget concessions. In a release and letter posted on the coalition website, they ask to meet as soon as possible to try to come up with a new proposal.
Leaders of Connecticut’s state employee unions expect to unveil plans to attempt to stop the layoffs of at least 6,600 workers whose jobs may be in jeopardy after a labor savings deal was defeated.
State employee union leaders plan to announce next week how they hope to stop thousands of layoffs after their members rejected a $1.6 billion labor-savings and concessions deal that was supposed to balance Connecticut’s new budget, a union spokesman said Friday.