News Junkie: Labor threatens to sue if legislators pursue collective bargaining changes

HARTFORD, Conn. — Just in case, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s warning that he would veto any budget that tries to change the labor agreement wasn’t clear, labor’s chief negotiator penned a letter to legislative leaders last week explaining why.

Daniel Livingston, the attorney for the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition, said if the Republican budget proposal to use savings from future changes to the recent SEBAC agreement were to pass, the unions will challenge it in court.

Malloy vetoed the Republican budget, which was passed with the help of eight Democratic lawmakers in mid-September.

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