Contract for UConn Professional Staff Becomes Political Issue


In the face of opposition from the Democrats and the Republicans in the state legislature, not to mention Governor Malloy, the Connecticut state senate’s vote on the contract between UConn and UCPEA was postponed on a technicality: “‘There was an inadvertent error in the supercedence appendix attached to the collective bargaining agreement when it was filed with the House and Senate clerks. The entire agreement with the corrected supercedence appendix must be filed again with the clerks. We believe in the collective bargaining process. The next step in that process is to now go back to the UCPEA members for them to decide how they will proceed.’”

The state is facing large budget deficits, and according to the Hartford Courant, the contract calls for a 3 percent raise in the first year and then 4.5 percent increases in each of the next four years–along with increasing the workweek from…

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