Hundreds of state troopers rally at state Capitol to save jobs

Hundreds of state troopers rallied at the capitol today in a down-to-the-wire effort to save jobs they say are crucial to protecting public safety.The state

HARTFORD - Hundreds of state troopers rallied at the capitol today in a down-to-the-wire effort to save jobs they say are crucial to protecting public safety.

The state police union is protesting the potential layoffs of 56 state troopers, slated to take effect on Aug. 24.

The layoffs were planned after the troopers' union voted down a concession package put forth by Gov. Dan Malloy (D-CT). The governor's deal would have included a two-year wage freeze.

At today's rally, troopers said the state police union has already made its fair share of sacrifices. The union voted in 2009 to accept a zero-wage increase contract. Another wage freeze would leave troopers without raises for four straight years.

Eleven of the 56 positions on the chopping block would come from Troop G, based in southwestern Connecticut.Governor's budget director: State layoffs on holdState workers approve concessions deal

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police warn of scam targeting UI customers 1 Police warn of scam targeting UI customers
2 Hundreds march in solidarity in Red Bank
Traffic is back to normal in Bridgeport after 3 Tractor-trailer catches fire in Bridgeport
Thousands of people are rallying together in cities 4 Women march in solidarity in Stamford
Karen Ivers took part in her last graduation 5 Bridgeport nursing director retiring after 35 years

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE