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Candelora Statement on Gov. Lamont’s Decision to Give Raises to Non-Union Managers

Posted on July 15, 2021

HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora today released the following statement in response to Gov. Lamont’s decision to award raises to non-unionized managers:

“Unfortunately, our state is mired in a vicious circle that’s fueled by people at the capitol whose baseline position is to give state employee unions everything they want. That attitude has contributed to a structural gulf between non-union managers and the unionized employees that serve under them and, given the pay imbalance the governor is trying to address with the raises he’s implementing, it’s no wonder that it’s been hard to get people into those management jobs when they come with smaller salaries. I understand what the governor is attempting to do yet I wonder how these raises will affect not only current contract talks with union negotiators for rank-and-file workers who want more pay, but also the work of a new task force charged with studying this issue and reporting back to the legislature.”