Unions Give Thumbs Up to Raises, Lawmakers Prepare to Sign Off

State Capitol building. Courtesy of CTNewsJunkie.com

The agreement with the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) will be sent to the General Assembly for approval.

By Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Thirty-five union bargaining units have ratified an agreement with Gov. Ned Lamont for the next three years that includes 2.5% general wage increases and a lump-sum payment of $3,500 for each member, according to the governor’s office.

“The parties entered these discussions knowing the stakes,” Lamont said in a press release. “The state has to live within its means just like the families and businesses we serve and represent, but this is also a unique situation where state employees did extraordinary work during a paradigm-altering pandemic, inflation has concurrently increased, and the state workforce could potentially undergo significant changes due to retirements and uncompetitive wages.”

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