On Tuesday, many non-union Connecticut state workers will be paid bonuses – just because of how long they’ve been employed.
Larry Dorman, a spokesman for the AFSCME Local 3145, would not release the vote totals but said a “clear margin” was in favor of authorizing a strike. He said Red Cross workers in other states also will be taking strike authorization votes this week.
The tentative agreement calls for a new approach to health care, requiring workers to sign a form annually, promising to get yearly physicals and other age-appropriate tests.
The administration is looking into which state employees could soon receive layoff notices, preparing for the possibility that an agreement for labor savings can’t be reached.
While talks continue between the administration and unionized state workers, Gov. Malloy has a back up plan just in case.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut cannot sustain the wage, health care and pension benefits awarded to state employees.