Union Leaders Reach Tentative Agreement with Governor’s Representatives to Save Jobs, Protect Benefits, Preserve Servicesby Matt O'Connor on July 22nd
Representatives of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) and the administration of Governor Dannel P. Malloy concluded talks late this evening with a tentative agreement (TA).
Following a week of discussions, leaders reached a tentative agreement clarifying that all of the layoff notices issued to state employees over the past three weeks will be rescinded. The agreement also clarifies preservation of the State Employee Health Plan for active and retired state employees. The agreement clarifies unequivocally that the now-dead SustiNet health reform legislation has nothing to do with the plan — and never will.
The united effort of union leaders has produced an agreement that is not just fair for the members they represent. It’s also good for the people they serve, and will restore vital public services cut in the governor’s alternative budget plan. The agreement is the path forward to restoring early intervention services for infants and toddlers, keeping courthouses open, maintaining respite homes for families in need, and avoiding closure of motor vehicle offices.
Click here for the full tentative agreement.
Click here for a document that spells out the differences between the previous tentative agreement and the revised tentative agreement.
Click here for a leaflet that makes clear why state employees need an agreement that saves their jobs, protects their benefits, and preserves the services they deliver.
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