Unions tell Lamont they won’t forgo raises to spare the rich from a tax hike
The $46 billion, two-year budget Lamont proposed Wednesday to the General Assembly relies on about $300 million in labor savings across the biennium.
The proposal saves $140 million by assuming no raises for all bargaining units with contracts currently in negotiations with the state.
“The governor’s budget assumes still more sacrifices from Connecticut’s public employees and working families, many of who have risked, and continue to risk, their lives every day to provide the much needed services that our most vulnerable populations have relied on,” SEBAC leaders wrote, calling the flat pay proposal just one of many “profoundly troubling” assumptions in Lamont’s plan.
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