In the event of layoffs, unions determine which members are let go based on seniority, but the latest contract for Judicial Employees Local 749 added a new roster of members eligible for “super-seniority” who are immune from layoffs or job transfers.
Marc E. Fitch
Connecticut public sector workers who want to resign from their union may find themselves in Hotel California -- you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
In a classic Saturday Night Live skit, Will Ferrell played a goofy George W. Bush and debated Darrell Hammond as a boring, one-note Al Gore in the lead up to the 2000 Presidential Election. When asked by the moderator what word best summarized their candidacy, Bush bumbles out with “strategery” ...
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen on Wednesday issued a formal opinion saying a mistake in a June bond sale covenant will not impact the state’s ability to borrow over the $1.9 billion bond cap.
One of the state’s residential facilities for the intellectually impaired was staffed using mandatory overtime 93 percent of the time even though Medicaid would fund half the cost of hiring more staff, according to a report by the Connecticut State Auditors.