Matt O’Connor

New Deal Hopes To Avoid State Worker Layoffs In ConnecticutState employee union leaders agreed to change their rules for ratifying a labor savings and concessions agreement, reviving hopes that thousands of layoffs and deep budget cuts can be stopped.
After Union Concession Deal Nixed, Conn. Gov. Malloy Proposes 5,500 State LayoffsGov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed nearly 5,500 state employee layoffs to balance Connecticut's two-year, $40.1 billion budget now that workers have defeated a labor-savings and concessions deal.