Sunday, July 13, 2008

What Goes Up And Never Comes Down?

State employee salaries, according to Paul Hughes of the Waterbury Republican American: “The legislature is supposed to approve or reject contracts and awards, but the full House and Senate generally don't even vote on them…

“Democrats contend the trend reflects the deference due negotiated agreements and the decisions of neutral arbitrators in contract disputes.”

Senate Majority Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven explains why: "In my own view, there is a strong presumption in favor of sustaining an arbitration award or a contract based on respect for the collective bargaining process.”

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