State Deficit Now Projected at $115.9 Million

The Comptroller's Office announced that the state is on track to end Fiscal Year 2015 with a $115.9-million deficit.  This reflects a decrease of $49.2 million over last month's projection.   While Fiscal Year 2016 officially began July 1st, a final deficit for Fiscal Year 2015 will be determined later this year after the state’s financial books have been audited and closed.

Click here to read Comptroller Lembo's press release.

 Posted 7/2/2015

A&R Budget Committee Meeting July, 16

Treasurer Jan Bureau will chair the next Budget Committee meeting on July 16th.  This year's independent audit of the fincancial condition of our union is about to begin.  A brief presentation concerning the upcoming audit will be made by Mike Maletta, of Maletta & Company, the union's independent audit firm. The Budget Committee meets regularly to oversee the fiscal affairs of our union.  Attending these meetings is the best way to become informed about the financial activities of the union.  All members are invited.  A light meal will be served.


Negotiations Committee Meeting July 23

Chief Negotiator Christine Shanley-Buck will be holding a meeting to discuss strategies and potential contract issues in preparation for the upcoming contract negotiations.  The meeting is open to all A&R members.

Meeting date & time: July 23rd @ 5:30 at the Union hall.  A light meal will be provided.   Please RSVP by July 21 to Sandy or Karen at 860-953-1316 if you plan to attend.

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Posted July 2, 2015

Concerning Recent News Media Reports on Wage Reductions

The news media is reporting that General Assembly leadership and Gov. Malloy have reached a tentative budget agreement that assumes state employee concessions, in the form of a half percent reduction in raises, which would be negotiated for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

We have not agreed to any such reductions in wage increases nor have we had any discussions regarding this possibility. The proposal that has been put forward is a reduction in the “reserve for salary adjustment” line item in the budget. 


Lake Compounce Family Fun Day!!!!!

A&R's Family Fun Day at Lake Compounce is Friday, July 10, 2015.
To order tickets: print and use the Ticket Purcase Form

Deadlines: Tickets can be purchased by mail or in person.  Mail-in requests must be received at the A&R office by June 26th.  In-person requests must be received at the A&R office by noon, Monday, July 6th.  (The union hall will be closed for the holiday on Friday, July 3rd).