Wednesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed
deep cuts to public
services and state workforce layoffs
quality of life
. The governor also addressed contract negotiations with our unions and referred to us as
"partners in labor."
Let's be clear; the governor and legislators on both sides of the
aisle have done little to engage state employees as partners.
Instead, their tactics look more like attacks against an adversary
If elected officials want to be partners, a good start would be
ending costly and wasteful outsourcing
that even the
budget chief could not account for
when asked by the press.
Another significant step would be to
millionaires and profitable corporations to
pay their fair share
protect the vital public services
all Connecticut citizens depend
True partners would
welcome our talented and hardworking
members' help in tackling much bigger problems
: a shrinking
middle class and growing income inequality
our union members won't sign on to an agenda of
slashing vital services and continuing a race to the bottom for
Neither will our brothers and sisters in the labor,
community, faith, and environmental community, especially
politicians are unwilling to step up and address the real
issues affecting the 99 percent.
More to come, and in solidarity,
P.S. Click here for the public comments our coalition of state
employee unions released yesterday after the governor's speech
P.P.S. The 4Cs wants to hear from YOU. Share your reactions to the Governor's budget address here.