“You’ve got to be kidding me.”

July 30, 2017

Did you know that your taxpayer dollars directly subsidize Connecticut state government unions?

Yes, you read that correctly.

That’s because State of Connecticut employees are allowed to work for the union while being paid by the state.



Yes, really.

In other words, while union employees are working for you, the state taxpayers, they sometimes aren’t.

Actually, it’s more than some of the time – it’s a lot of time.

How much time?

In 2015, this subsidy cost the state more than 121,000 work hours.

In terms of your money, that time cost Connecticut taxpayers $4.12 million.

The Collective Bargaining Agreements negotiated between the State of Connecticut and government unions allow this.

So does that all change in the new deal that Gov. Malloy has struck with state employee unions?

Yes, it does.

The new deal actually increases the allowance for that time.


It’s more union time on the taxpayer dime – and it adds up to thousands of more hours!

You’ve got to be kidding me.

This is an outrageous extravagance.

It’s yet another example of how the governor’s union deal betrays Connecticut taxpayers.

It’s another big reason why I will be voting “No” on the deal.

Think of it.  A deal that:

  • guarantees your job for the next four years
  • when year three begins, you will start getting raises every six months
  • by year four, you’ll be making 13 percent more than you do now
  • and, you’ll get more time to work for the union, instead of the taxpayers, while being paid by the state taxpayers!

Wow.  Just wow.

Meanwhile, devastating tax hikes loom and services to the most vulnerable get scrapped.

Can you believe this?

What do you think?

Contact me at [email protected].

Call Senate Democrats at 860-240-8600 on Monday.

Urge them to “Vote no on the union deal.”