HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880/AP) – Leaders of Connecticut’s unionized state employees say rank-and-file members have voted to ratify a labor savings and concessions agreement.
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The results give Gov. Dannel P. Malloy the go-ahead to rescind thousands of layoff notices and forgo additional state budget cuts.
The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition announced Thursday inside a packed a Hartford union hall that members voted in favor of the changes to the workers’ health and retirement benefits and wage-related concessions.
It marked the second attempt to approve a deal that Malloy has been counting on to balance the state budget. The failure of a first vote by unionized workers in June was an embarrassment for the Democrat, who has prided himself on being more pro-union than some other Republican governors.
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