Greedy Union Demands Others SacrificeOn Mar 29, 2016 Latest updates
Although Connecticut is facing a deteriorating budget situation, SEIU does not want to make any concessions. Instead, the union wants taxes hiked again even though Connecticut already has some of the highest taxes in the country.
In a statement, the Connecticut State Employees Association, in conjunction with the SEIU, sent a statement slamming the process by which the Malloy Administration is attempting to balance the budget which faces a $250 million shortfall this year, and in excess of $900 million next year.
The groups want to see the line held on benefits, and increases on Connecticut’s wealthiest residents to close the gap.
“… It’s time to stop using state employees as a punching bag and start pushing for a revenue system that asks our wealthiest and most successful individuals to pay their fair share” the statement read.