As governors all over the country prepare to deal with huge budget deficits, public employee union contracts and benefits are coming under increasing scrutiny, Melissa Maynard reports at Stateline.org. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy won election last year with strong union support, but he also has promised to seek $2 billion in cuts to the state budget.
Connecticut ranks 2nd in the nation in union membership of public-sector employees–64.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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