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Correctional Unions Member Rally
Members of Local 391 turned out to rally against privatization.
The Malloy administration is pursuing plans to open a nursing home in a residential Rocky Hill neighborhood within two weeks, despite public safety concerns raised by community members and others.
Our NP-4 correctional bargaining unit (AFSCME Locals 387, 391 and 1565), representing front line prison employees, are opposed to the nursing home because the inmates would be supervised by private security, instead of trained DOC personnel.
Local 391 President Joe Vecchitto, left, and Local 1565 Steward Michael Lombardo speak at the rally.
"This is a classic case of the state putting money over the safety of staff and the public," said Local 1565 member Michael Lombardo, a Correctional Counselor, Union Steward and Rocky Hill resident.
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