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.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office said Wednesday that 1,851 layoff notices have gone out, up from 1,523 last week. Few workers have actually lost their jobs.
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.
The fate of a labor savings and concessions deal needed to balance Connecticut’s deficit-plagued state budget appears to lie in the hands of the remaining Department of Correction union local.
State employee union leaders say they still plan to keep talking with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s negotiators even though the first of 4,742 layoff notices are being issued.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says his administration needs to begin the process of laying off thousands of Connecticut state employees because a two-year, $2 billion labor savings deal has not yet been reached with unionized workers.
Gov. Dannel Malloy says he’s still hopeful a labor savings deal can be reached with the state employee unions, even though time is quickly running out for an agreement.
The coalition of 15 state employee unions says it has been informed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration that layoffs will not be issued until at least Tuesday morning.
An alternate budget prepared for Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy calls for the elimination of 4,700 state positions and suggests more than $1.2 billion in possible cuts to state programs he can choose from, including aid to local governments.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s chief labor negotiator says he’s optimistic an agreement can be reached with state employee leaders next week over how to find $2 billion in labor savings over the next two years to help balance Connecticut’s deficit-plagued budget.