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Malloy urges rejection of UConn labor contract

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Gov. Dannel Malloy (WFSB photo) Gov. Dannel Malloy (WFSB photo)

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging the General Assembly to reject proposed wage increases for non-teachers at the University of Connecticut.

Democratic Senate leaders agreed Wednesday the contract is unsustainable given the state's fiscal problems.

Senate President Martin Looney and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff say they're afraid the contract will lead to "massive layoffs and painful tuition increases."

The proposed labor agreement recently cleared the General Assembly's Appropriations Committee and is awaiting action by the full legislature. It was negotiated last year with the union representing 1,900 workers.

Malloy released a memo showing the Office of Policy and Management and the Office of Fiscal Analysis estimate the contract would cost $93.9 million over five years. UConn analysists had estimated $55.9 million.

The administration is negotiating with other unions.

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