Posted on March 28, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representatives Charles Ferraro voted no on Wednesday on a union deal to increase the pay and to give out bonuses to unionized lawyers who work for the state Attorney General.
The two-year pay deal for lawyers working for Attorney General’s Office will cost taxpayers $5 million. This includes stipends for department heads in the amount of $6,000 in the first year, $12,000 in the second year and $2000 bonuses for all lawyers.
“This major pay increase is sending the wrong message to Connecticut taxpayers,” said Rep. Ferraro. “We are still seeing job loss in the state and residents leaving, but the majority party thinks we should be handing out pay increases. I was hopeful Governor Ned Lamont would do things differently but this is more of the same from the majority.”
185 Assistant Attorneys General plus 14 department heads will benefit from this new union deal. The current average annual salary for these employees is $120,436. Over the next two years, the average annual salary will be increased to $133,436, due to this contract.