The State of Connecticut has agreed via a stipulated agreement to pay $72,000 following a dispute with employees of the Connecticut Department of Corrections (DOC).
The grievance was filed with the Connecticut Department of Labor in late 2021. According to filings from the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, employees of the DOC believed they were working in a higher classification and were due additional salary from the state as a result.
The employees are also members of Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.
The state argued that matters concerning promotions were not subject to arbitration but, when the state failed to notify the board or the union of their argument, the board ruled in favor of the union members.
Following a meeting on November 2nd of this year, in which both parties presented their arguments and evidence, the Board of Mediation and Arbitration accepted a stipulated agreement presented by both parties.
The terms of that stipulated agreement on November 15, 2022, awarded $1,500 to each of the 48 employees.