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State employee layoffs cut into union budgets

HARTFORD — The 6,500 layoffs proposed by Gov. Dannel Malloy to balance the state budget — in addition to their impact on state government — will cut into the budgets of the unions that represent state employees.

The State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition and its member unions recently failed to pass a tentative agreement with Malloy, which led him to propose the layoffs.

Under the tentative agreement, state employees would have faced a wage freeze, which for some unions would have slowed the growth of their income.

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