From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
Two city unions–the 700-member National Association of Government Employees and the 130-person supervisors–have given Mayor Joe Ganim some of the concessions his budget needs.
Specifically, both collective bargaining groups agreed Thursday night to give up one year of negotiated 2.5 percent raises in 2017. Combined, those givebacks, according to union estimates, add up to roughly $700,000 of the $4 million hole built into the city budget that went into effect July 1.
The mayor originally wanted other future raises canceled, and for union members to accept 10 unpaid furlough days. Ganim dropped those demands several weeks back, then eventually offered two years’ worth of job security in exchange for Thursday’s concessions.
According to both unions-and most importantly, for the their members–the mayor also agreed to cancel a few dozen layoffs that had been ordered last Friday.
Full story here.