Skip to comments.First 'no' votes cast In labor savings deal
Posted on 06/17/2011 10:58:33 AM PDT by matt04
HARTFORD, Conn. -
State workers have started voting on the labor savings and concession plan aimed at closing the state budget, and while it's still early, so far the results have been mixed.
On Thursday, the deal that's needed to balance the state's budget received its first negative votes.
AFSCME Local 749 rejected the proposed changes to retirement and health care benefits and wage-related changes.
AFSCME Local 749 represents about 600 Judicial Branch employees.
Eyewitness News learned Local 387, which represents correction officers, counselors and staff, also rejected the plan, while another bargaining unit that represents officers and maintenance staff shot down the proposal as well.
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Sorry Connecticut. Whatever you do to address your budget problems has to be approved by your public-sector labor unions first. Too bad.
What a messed up state of affairs when labor unions can veto a state budget. Sounds like they need to take some lessons from Wisconsin.