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(CT)Regents may need union permission to suspend three of the illegal raises
The CT Mirror ^

Posted on 10/16/2012 12:54:43 PM PDT by matt04

While the Board of Regents for Higher Education has pledged to immediately suspend all 21 pay raises granted illegally by its former president over the past 10 months, it won't be that simple for three of those salary increases.

That's because three system office staff who received wage hikes are unionized employees, represented by an education professionals bargaining unit within Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

And changes both in compensation and in working conditions for unionized personnel cannot be made without negotiating with union representation.

"Our union was not aware that our members received the increases, but that doesn't mean they're not entitled to them," Council 4 spokesman Larry Dorman said Monday. Dorman declined further comment while the union reviews the circumstances behind the raises.

Five percent increases were granted, starting June 29, to:

-Sonia Gagne, a senior associate, whose pay rose from $84,483 to $88,707;

-Huyen Woods, a consultant, whose pay rose from $57,351 to $60,220;

-Peggy Leggett, a secretary-level 2, whose pay rose from $55,910 to $58,705, and whose title was changed to executive assistant level 1.

(Excerpt) Read more at ctmirror.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: afscme; unions

1 posted on 10/16/2012 12:54:53 PM PDT by matt04
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