State workers will receive an average of $1,500 bonuses under the arbitration award, higher than the $1,000 bonuses awarded to some private sector workers earlier this year.
CT Democratic leaders said they had no choice, given the limited funds Gov. Ned Lamont would support for the Premium Pay program.
CT essential workers waiting to learn if they’ll receive $1,000 bonuses are stuck in a debate between Gov. Ned Lamont, businesses and labor.
CT pandemic bonuses for essential workers are to be slashed. Comptroller-elect Scanlon is calling for another $100 million for the program.
Connecticut’s Premium Pay Program bonus payouts may be months away. And with only $30 million to give out, each could be well under $1,000.
Soaring demand for the COVID bonuses for essential private-sector workers could cut them from a promoted $1,000 to $200 or less.
Demand for the Premium Pay Program far outweighs what the state budgeted, leading some lawmakers to call for increased funding.
Connecticut has launched the Premium Pay Program and COVID-19 Relief Fund for essential workers during the pandemic. Here are the details.
CT Democrat comptroller candidate Sean Scanlon says $1,000 grants for essential private-sector workers shouldn’t be reduced.
Pandemic bonuses for CT private-sector essential workers will likely be reduced as surging demand tests the program’s budget.
The number of applications for pandemic bonuses for CT private-sector workers in the first days of the program crashed the program’s website.
Essential CT private-sector employees who staffed vital services during the pandemic can now apply for up to a $1,000 bonus from the state.
Labor advocates fear the state’s pandemic pay program for essential private workers may not have enough funds for all who risked their lives.