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Layoff Warning Notices Sent To 45,700 State Of Connecticut Workers

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posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 07:37 PM
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Looks like another State is in trouble because of the ongoing economic recovery.

The Great Recession ended a few years ago and now the State of Connecticut is threatening mass lay-offs.

The government workers are going to be victims of success.

The Governor is asking for cost cutting ideas from lower leadership.

Republicans are suggesting two-day unpaid furloughs would save money.


Layoff Warning Notices Sent To 45,700 State Of Connecticut Workers


Five weeks after warning thousands of state employees could be laid off during the current Connecticut fiscal crisis, Gov. Dannel P. Malloythis week finally put the wheels in motion, giving formal notice to the 45,700 unionized state workers in 32 bargaining units.

Malloy has ordered department heads to report back to him, by next week, with cost-cutting ideas to tackle the current deficit in the state budget that is estimated as high as $266 million. Malloy offered his commissioners some suggestions, including $6 million in labor costs through layoffs, which must occur by the second week in June to realize the savings by the end of the fiscal year on June 30.

But Republicans on Friday offered their own proposal: a two-day unpaid furlough program that would save $8 million and retain the generally high-paying full-time state jobs and benefits.


Government Failures are Always Successful






posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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I can't say that's a bad thing. We don't need bloated government.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen
Is the US now outsourcing the government ? I wouldnt doubt it.




posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 07:42 PM
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Dude everything got better years ago. The stock market is up, NAFTA got put to an end employers raised wages ilegals decided to go home they stopped the h1-b visa program college tuition cost went down the dollar got stronger the banks began loaning again tax were lowered and everything!

Why weren't you paying attention?



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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Malloy has ordered department heads to report back to him, by next week, with cost-cutting ideas to tackle the current deficit in the state budget that is estimated as high as $266 million.

Legalize it.


If you tax it, they will come.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

The stock market is 'up' ONLY because of the FED's artifical manipulation.

Stocks are up bonds go down.

Stocks are the last investment left in this country since 'safe' investing has gone the way of the do do bird.

Checking with interest,savings,cds,money markets, etc.

It's nothing to be 'proud' of.

IT's only creating another bubble.

And ALL bubbles burst, and come crashing down.
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posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 08:24 PM
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45,700 government workers who clearly must not have been THAT vital to the function of the state if they are able to lay them off. The government needs to be cut back, if this is the case. A thought that is a little unrelated but comes to mind in regards to unnecessarily large amounts of public sector workers, is the fact that the government does not produce anything in order to pay the wages, it is the tax payers. And when you have so many workers in these fields, that the private sector cannot afford it via taxes, you end up with situations like Greece. A country with half the citizens of Florida and three times the amount of government workers with only a small private sector to fund it. If you are able to lay off that many workers and still function, I think the size of the government needs to come under serious speculation..



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Well, well...
www.cheatsheet.com...
Connecticut citizens and businesses enjoy the 4th highest tax burden in the entire US of A.

www.cbia.com...

So... imagine that! Some lawmakers, at least in Connecticut, are starting to recognize the fact that only a dumbass keeps trying to fill a bucket that's covered with holes.

I have zero sympathy for CT. They got what they voted for and I hope those who didn't vote for it have moved or will be moving to greener pastures soon. This can only end with Atlas rolling his shoulders.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 08:35 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like another State is in trouble because of the ongoing economic recovery.

The Great Recession ended a few years ago and now the State of Connecticut is threatening mass lay-offs.

The government workers are going to be victims of success.

The Governor is asking for cost cutting ideas from lower leadership.

Republicans are suggesting two-day unpaid furloughs would save money.


Layoff Warning Notices Sent To 45,700 State Of Connecticut Workers


Five weeks after warning thousands of state employees could be laid off during the current Connecticut fiscal crisis, Gov. Dannel P. Malloythis week finally put the wheels in motion, giving formal notice to the 45,700 unionized state workers in 32 bargaining units.

Malloy has ordered department heads to report back to him, by next week, with cost-cutting ideas to tackle the current deficit in the state budget that is estimated as high as $266 million. Malloy offered his commissioners some suggestions, including $6 million in labor costs through layoffs, which must occur by the second week in June to realize the savings by the end of the fiscal year on June 30.

But Republicans on Friday offered their own proposal: a two-day unpaid furlough program that would save $8 million and retain the generally high-paying full-time state jobs and benefits.


Government Failures are Always Successful






More tax payer bailouts.

Oh wait...



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

How do you get a mere 6 million in labor cuts out of 46,000 workers? That implies each one is only being paid (or only losing) $130 over a year. Something doesn't add up here.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 09:11 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: xuenchen

How do you get a mere 6 million in labor cuts out of 46,000 workers? That implies each one is only being paid (or only losing) $130 over a year. Something doesn't add up here.


Democrat Arithmetic.






posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 09:14 PM
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It's poorly written. The 46,000 aren't all going to be laid off. The 32 departments will have to determine around 1,000 combined layoffs. Union bargaining generally requires any mass layoff be preceded by a notice to all union workers alerting them to the fact that their brass is selecting employees to layoff.

The Republican plan avoids layoffs entirely and would mandate 2 furlough days through the course of the year, saving the state $8 million, which averages out to paychecks of around $10.90 an hour.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 09:47 PM
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When 2008 hit, we saw a tremendous contraction in the private sector, but we saw no corresponding shrink in the public one at any level. Instead, we saw the government find all kinds of measures to keep itself going, even growing.

We should have seen a large shrink in the public sector too.

Maybe that's our next recession. If we elect the right candidate, that's exactly where our budget efforts out to be focused.
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posted on Mar, 15 2016 @ 12:57 AM
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don't forget all the companies moving back here from Mexico and China.




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