Gov. Dan Malloy Prepares For Layoffs As Conn. Budget Talks Continue

HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – Notices have already gone out to state unions in Connecticut alerting them to the potential for widespread layoffs.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau: This Is Just In Case

This amid undertones that the talks with union leaders are not yielding the $1 billion in concessions Gov. Dan  Malloy is looking for this year.

While both sides have agreed not to speak publicly about the ongoing talks, the governor says he’s simply planning for the possibility the talks won’t lead to the concessions he’s looking for.

“Some of our employees are entitled to eight weeks or six weeks of notice. So, I’ve reminded our commissioners to get their layoff lists ready and if that’s what we have to do, we’ll have to do it,” Malloy told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

The governor has said he wants his budget in place by May 6, adding that he hopes union concessions will avert layoffs.

He says he’s willing to do whatever is necessary to get this done.

  • Lois

    yeah lay off all correctional officers tommy so now the felons can run the streets and wreak havoc on our stupid is that comment. Just because the governor is laying off corrections officer also doesn’t mean the criminal will stop committing crimes…smh…so who do you think should guard the prisons?

  • james charga

    I agree with Malloy, all state agencies must be held accountable for each position. Malloy will fix the State of Connecticut with or without your support. Hopefully with everyone’s support! As far as I am concern since the Rolland Adminstration… every agency in the State of Connecticut is broken in one way or another. State employees, receiving paycheck elevated with wasted overitme hours, double overtime hours. a good portion of state employees are receiving glorified welfare checks, not earning anywhere near what they are receiving. I believe Malloy could be another Ella Grasso. And Connecticut could become the state it once was!!!!!

    • tommy

      maybe we can spend more on education, than correctional facilities

  • Chris

    Why not offer salary cuts or 1-day furloughs instead of layoffs? People can’t afford layoff but a couple dollars off the top of the paycheck will save MILLIONS! If “no way” then take a layoff…

  • BDAY55

    Why don’t we lay EVERYONE off until the end of summer so we can have some fun for a change?

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