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Unable to get enough concessions from public labor unions, Connecticut will begin sending layoff...

Unable to get enough concessions from public labor unions, Connecticut will begin sending layoff notices to nearly 5K workers as it tries to close a $3.5B budget gap. Negotiations will continue as contracts require several weeks between the layoff notice and the actual layoff.
Comments (10)
  • Gosh, you never know what those extremist conservatives running the Connecticut state government will do to the poor labor unions next!

     

    Oh wait...
    11 May 2011, 08:32 AM Reply Like
  • I believe the 60 days notice is actually federal law.
    11 May 2011, 08:47 AM Reply Like
  • At least Connecticut is making some minor headway. California faced with such troubles would just make even bigger promises to unions that wouldn't kick in till after leaders were out of office.
    11 May 2011, 08:50 AM Reply Like
  • The WSJ reported two weeks ago that California has $500B (yes, half a trillion dollars) in unfunded liabilities to public service employees unions, most pension plans.

     

    The public union/politician jig is up. The taxpayers are aware of the racket (how about RICO laws?) and are resentful and untrusting of the politicians AND the unionized public workers. This eats at the very foundations of community.
    11 May 2011, 09:08 AM Reply Like
  • You are absolutely right? The problem is that the unions see themselves as entitled. This mind set will foster continued animosity and "class" struggle. Unfortunately...I see it resulting in some pretty nasty confrontations in the future, that will make Wisconsin demonstrations look tame.

     

    Too bad no Attornies General will pursue the RICO approach. BTW, I'd like to seem try that approach on the central bankers as well.
    11 May 2011, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW,

     

    It was the union vote that sent Ct Former Attorney General Blumenthal to Washington.

     

    All after allowing the Government to fleece the younger generation with a legacy of debt, while prosecuting small businesses like Gas station owners, for overcharging .05 cents a gallon and like "Crimes"
    11 May 2011, 01:40 PM Reply Like
  • Connecticut unions shocked to discover that the politicians they bought turned out to be rented.
    11 May 2011, 08:53 AM Reply Like
  • You know, you just can trust contracts these days...written or not. Remember the GM bond holders who got royally shafted.
    11 May 2011, 01:34 PM Reply Like
  • So much for Union Brotherhood.

     

    Rather than make a minor concession to reflect the pain in the private sector that feeds them, they will send their Union "Brothers" packing with nothing.

     

    Naturally those that get to remain will not be decided on merit, but seniority.

     

    BTW, there are no budget cuts in Connecticut, just higher taxes.

     

    Connecticut is the #1 ranked state in per capita state debt. Around $4800 per person.

     

    Higher than Ca, NY, IL, or NJ
    11 May 2011, 09:15 AM Reply Like
  • Why are conservatives labeled extreme when they try to balance the state budgets and liberals are just doing their jobs when they do the same thing. Wisconsin has gone up 30 some spots in the state rankings for business friendliness in the last year while Illinois has dropped 40 spots in 5 years. Now that is extreme.
    11 May 2011, 12:54 PM Reply Like
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