Real quick as it’s getting late…. a quote from the union president at tonight’s info session….”the last 3% (year 5) is a bargaining chip”…meaning that if you were slated to receive 2% or $2.5% next month as agreed in the 2009 Agreement, it was originally only intended to give the union somewhere to start this negotiation round! The unions are adding the last 3% as a starting point for the next round! You are not necessarily meant to receive this increase! Do not be snowed by this deal!
Using this same logic ask yourself if you think the Healthcare Pooling Plan/HEP Plan is the bargaining chip for the next round of healthcare change….can you hear the Govenor saying a few years (or sooner!) from now….’merge your healthcare pool with SustiNet Plan or I’ll have to lay off thousands!
and by the way……yes this Agreement will be opened again for sure in 2015….or sooner….figure you are not voting on 0,0,3,3, ?…..but -2.5 ( depends on your contract),0, 2.5,1.5, then year 5…0 or -3
and one more thought…hey OFA…is the 3% an assumed savings in Malloy’s long range budget?
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