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NP-3 Stewards Conference
Guest speakers included Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Lori Pelletier and Council 4 Executive Director Sal Luciano
Wyman praised Council 4 members for their hard work on behalf of Connecticut citizens, but also warned them about the possibility of a "Wisconsin moment," referring to Gov. Scott Walker's successful effort to deciminate the pay, pensions and healthcare of Wisconsin public workers.
"With the stroke of a pen, [Walker] took away the right to collectively bargain," Wyman said. "In our state, we can't let that happen. You're not going to let that happen."
Lembo offered an informative presentation focusing on Connecticut's budget situation, including the unfunded pension liability that's been reduced significantly by the Malloy administration.
The Comptroller also discussed his office's "Open Connecticut" initiative that puts state financial information at the fingertips of every citizen.
The NP-3 Bargaining Unit represents approximately 4,500 state clerical and administrative employees from Local 196, 318, 355, 478, 538, 562, 610 and 704.
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