Employees say the layoffs and cutbacks are especially cruel after they spent months risking their health working during COVID.
Because ridership has plummeted, Amtrak is seeking at least $1.5 billion in new federal pandemic funds.
Without clear guidance from the Pentagon, CT’s defense contractors adopt their own coronavirus-fighting policies.
Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey say they are “on the front lines” of the coronavirus emergency.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has served layoff notices to 113 state employees to date — the first stage in what is expected to be a larger wave of layoffs if the governor cannot secure concessions from unions.
The notifications are the first stage in an alternative cost-cutting plan if ongoing concessions talks aren’t successful. This marks the second time in the past week that Malloy has hinted time is running out for unions to accept major concessions to help balance the next budget.
Two days after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy threatened to lay off 4,200 unionized state workers unless concessions are granted, Connecticut’s largest healthcare workers union launched a television ad urging viewers to keep its members on the job.
With Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal less than seven weeks away, his budget director warned that unless unions grant further concessions, avoiding major tax hikes likely would require significant cuts to municipal aid, social services, higher education — and more layoffs.
WASHINGTON — Congress dealt a key – and growing – Connecticut industry a blow by failing to extend a fuel cell tax break at the end of the year – an omission that could cost the state jobs.
State employee layoffs began to take their toll on Connecticut’s job market in September even as the unemployment rate improved Thursday.
State employee unions plan to ask a judge to block the privatization of group homes for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, saying the layoffs caused by those changes violate Connecticut law
The leaders of 26 Executive Branch agencies have informed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office of significant cuts they will be making to meet major savings targets in the new state budget. They also have said that no state employees need to be laid off beyond those already announced.
University of Connecticut Health Center workers represent the second-largest share of Executive Branch layoffs ordered since mid-April, but the savings will be blunted. That’s because of the 155 people who have been laid off at the Health Center, only 35 of them actually will no longer work there.
WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin said Wednesday it was giving pink slips to 350 of its workers. Although none of them work for Sikorsky, the company made clear it was considering layoffs there.
The union representing Connecticut’s Judicial Branch marshals has filed a complaint with the Department of Labor charging that the hiring of state police to patrol outside courthouses violates its contract.