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UPDATE 4/12/24 - Our Wage Re-Opener [which is identified as Senate Resolution 12 (SR-12) and House Resolution 15 (HR-15)] will be taken up by  the General Assembly's Appropriations Committee today, Friday April 12, 2024.  A public hearing will be held starting at 10:00AM-ish and can be viewed on CT-N.com .  The public hearing will be followed by a meeting of the Appropriations Cmte where we expect that both chambers will take a committee vote later today.  A&R Chief Negotiator Rhonda Tillman submitted written testimony on behalf of A&R in favor of the Wage Re-Opener.  If the House & Senate

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Voting on the 2024 Wage Re-opener Tentative Agreement has closed and the membership has overwhelmingly voted to ratify and accept the Tentative Agreement.

Thank you to all of the members of the A&R Negotiations Committee for your help in delivering this Tentative Agreement to the membership.  Thank you to the A&R stewards who rallied the members and got the message out.  Most importantly, thank you to all of the A&R members who participated in this contract vote.  The union draws its strength directly from the membership so we thank all members who participated in the process.


However, this

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The State announced last week that it is ending the use of the LOPD time code for those who contract COVID.  Going forward, if you have COVID and need time off due to the illness then accrued Sick Leave should be used.  The CDC has removed its 5-day isolation period for individuals testing positive, therefore, the State has also removed its 5-day isolation period and the LOPD code.  The expectation is that any individual who has COVID would remain isolated until they experience 24hrs without symptoms and doing so would require the use of accrued Sick Leave.  We are working with the State to

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UPDATE: the LSEBC code was de-activated, we are waiting for it to be re-activated for use, but as of now, that is still the time code to use for attendance.

MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
We will be conducting membership meetings via ZOOM to discuss the wage re-opener agreement and to answer questions of the membership.  The meetings are open to all A&R Union members.  The meetings will be conducted during business hours, and you may attend without taking your personal time.  Please code your time sheet with the Core-CT code: LSEBC to attend.

DATE:  March 13 (Wednesday)
TIME:  1:00 PM
ZOOM LINK  https

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Contract negotiations with the state regarding the one-year wage reopener are finalized, a Tentative Agreement has been reached.  The next step in the process is for the membership to weigh in.  Before that can happen, we are holding membership meetings via zoom to inform the members on the agreement. 

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A&R, in conjunction with our coalition partners at SEBAC, have reached a Tentative Agreement with the State on the one-year wage re-opener of our contract.  The Tentative Agreement calls for a 2.5% GWI in July 2024, and a Step Increase/Top Step Payment in January 2025...there are no changes to Telework nor any other contract provisions...this is a clean "wages-only" agreement.  All increases would be "on-time".  

It is our sense that it would be preferable to lock-down on-time wage increases which include a moderate 2.5% GWI plus a 3% Step Increase rather than engage in a protracted wage

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