Topic:
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING; ARBITRATION; LABOR (GENERAL); LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE; STATE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES;
Location:
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING;
Scope:
Connecticut laws/regulations;

OLR Research Report


February 1, 2002

 

2002-R-0150

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS PRESENTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1991-2001

 

By: Jason K. Matthews, Research Fellow

You asked for a list of state employee collective bargaining agreements that the General Assembly has accepted or rejected in the past 10 years and the number of each such actions.

SUMMARY

By law, the legislature must approve or reject each state employee collective bargaining agreement, whether negotiated or imposed on the parties by an arbitrator's award.

Of the 128 agreements presented between 1991-2001, the General Assembly approved 108 and rejected 16. We were unable to locate legislative materials on the outcome of 4 agreements.

LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS

Under CGS 5-278(b), collective bargaining agreements and interest arbitration awards must be filed with House and Senate clerks. A majority vote of each chamber is required to approve an agreement or award. But, if a chamber fails to bring the matter to a vote within 30 days of filing, that body is deemed to have approved the agreement. Rejecting an agreement requires a majority vote in either chamber. But, rejecting an arbitrator's award requires a determination that there are insufficient funds for implementation and a two-thirds vote in either chamber.

Table 1 lists the agreements and awards that the legislature took up in the last 10 years. We have arranged them in reverse chronological order and identified their House and Senate Resolution numbers and contracting parties. The final column shows whether the legislature approved or disapproved them. It also shows, where known, how the reported record was achieved.

Table 1: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS AND ARBITRATION AWARDS SENT TO THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY BETWEEN 1991-2001

Year

House and Senate Resolution Number

Contracting Parties

Result

2001

H.R. 9, S.R. 12

UCONN Board of Trustees & UCONN Prof. Employees Assoc., Local 3695

Approved1

 

H.R. 18, S.R. 17

Board for State Academic Awards & Charter Oak State College Professionals, AFSCME, Local 1303-282

Approved1

 

H.R. 27, S.R. 20

CT & Administrative and Residual Employees (A+R) (P-5 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 28, S.R. 21

CT Judicial Branch & CT Judicial Employees, AFSMCE, Local 739

Approved1

 

H.R. 29, S.R. 24

Div. of Crim. Justice & CT Employees Assoc., Police Inspectors Council

Approved1

 

H.R. 32, S.R. 25

Community Tech. Board of Trustees & Federation of Technical College Teachers, American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Local 1942; Congress of CT Community Colleges; AFSCME, Local 1303

Approved2

 

H.R. 31, S.R. 23

CT & CT Employees Union Independent (CEUI) (NP-7 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 34, S.R. 29

Board of Governors for Higher Ed. & Dept. of Higher Ed. Professionals, AFSCME, Local 1303-255

Approved2

 

H.R. 35, S.R. 28

Div. of Crim. Justice & CT Assoc. of Prosecutors

Approved2

 

H.R. 302, S.R. 301

CT & CEUI Maintenance and Service Employees (NP-2 Unit)

Approved2

 

H.R. 303, S.R. 302

CT & CT State Employees Assoc. Ed. Administrators (CSEA) (P-3A Unit)

Approved2

2000

     
 

H.R. 3, S.R. 5

CT & CT State Police Union (NP-1 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 4, S.R. 6

CT & State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC)

Approved1

 

H.R. 5, S.R. 10

CT, Dept. of Social Services & AFSCME (P-2 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 9, S.R. 14

CT Board of Ed. & AFT, Local 61

Approved1

 

H.R. 13, S.R. 24

CT Judicial Branch & Union of Professional Judicial Employees, AFT/ CT Federation of Ed. Professional Employees (CFEPE)

Approved2

 

H.R. 14, S.R. 25

CT Board of Ed. & State Vocational Federation of Teachers, Local 4200A, AFT

Approved2

 

H.R. 15, S.R. 26

CT & Protective Services Employees Coalition/International Union of Police/International Assoc. of Firefighters (NP-5 Unit)

Approved2

 

H.R. 16, S.R. 27

CT Judicial Branch & CT Judicial Employees, AFSCME, Local 749

Approved2

 

H.R. 302, S.R. 301

CT & A+R, Local 4200 AFT/CT State Federation of Teachers (P-5 Unit)

Approved2

       

1999

H.R. 8, S.R. 15

Dept. of Transportation & CT Employees Union Independent, Inc., Local 511, Service Employees Union International (P-5 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 18, S.R. 18

CT & CT State Police Union

Approved1

 

H.R. 39, S.R. 30

Board of Governors for Higher Ed. & Dept. of Higher Ed. Professional Employees, AFSCME, Local 1303-255

Approved1

 

H.R. 52, S.R. 40

Board of Trustees of UCONN Health Center & Univ. Health Professionals

Approved1

 

H.R. 57, S.R. 41

Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges & AFSCME, Local 1303; Congress of CT Community Colleges, Federation of Technical College Teachers, AFT, Local 1942

Approved1

 

H.R. 60, S.R. 48

CT & Correction Bargaining Unit, AFSCME, Locals 387, 391, and 1565 (NP-4 Unit)

Approved2

 

H.R. 61, S.R. 47

Div. of Crim. Justice & CT Assoc. of Prosecutors

Approved2

 

H.R. 62, S.R. 49

CT & AFSCME, Locals 196, 355, 478, 538, 562, 610, and 704 (NP-3 Unit)

Approved2

 

H.R. 63, S.R. 50

Board for State Academic Awards, Charter Oak State College & Charter Oak State College Professional Bargaining Unit, AFSCME, Local 1303-282

Approved2

 

H.R. 64, S.R. 51

CT & SEBAC

Approved2

 

H.R. 65, S.R. 52

CT & AFSCME, Locals 269, 714, and 2663 (P-2 Unit)

Approved2

1998

H.R. 5, S.R. 4

CT & A+R (P-5 Unit)

Approved3

 

H.R. 19, S.R. 12

CT & Protective Services Employees Coalition

Approved3

 

H.R. 20, S.R. 13

CT & AFSCME, Locals 269, 714 and 2663

Approved3

 

H.R. 32, S.R. 14

CT & CSEA (P-3A Unit)

Approved3

 

H.R. 34, S.R. 16

CT & CSEA (P-4 Unit)

Approved3

 

H.R. 35, S.R. 18

Div. of Crim. Justice & CT Juvenile Prosecutors, AFSCME, Local 1303-318

Approved3

 

H.R. 36, S.R. 19

Div. of Crim. Justice & CT Prosecutors, AFSCME, Local 1437

Approved3

 

H.R. 37, S.R. 23

CT & AFSCME, Correction Bargaining Unit (NP-4 Unit)

Approved3

 

H.R. 38, S.R. 22

CT & CSEA of the Ed. Professionals Bargaining Unit (P3-B Unit)

Approved3

 

H.R. 39, S.R. 20

Div. of Crim. Justice & CT State Employees Assoc., Police Inspectors Council

Approved3

 

H.R. 40, S.R. 21

CT & CT State Police Union Bargaining Unit (NP-1 Unit)

Approved3

 

H.R. 41, S.R. 24

CT & SEBAC, Concerning Placement and Training Initiatives

Approved3

 

H.R. 42, S.R. 27

Board of Trustees of Community-Tech. Colleges & Congress of CT Community Colleges, Federation of Tech. College Teachers, AFT, Local 1942 and AFSCME, Local 1303

Approved3

 

H.R. 43, S.R. 26

CT & CT State Police Union

Approved3

 

H.R. 47, S.R. 30

CT Judicial Branch & Union of Professional Judicial Employees, AFT

Approved2

 

H.R. 48, S.R. 29

CT & Protective Services Employees Coalition

Approved2

 

H.R. 49, S.R. 31

State Dept. of Ed. & American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), Local 61

Approved1

 

H.R. 50, S.R. 32

State Dept. of Ed. & AFSA and State Vocational Federation of Teachers (SVFT), Local 4200A

Approved2

 

H.R. 51, S.R. 33

CT & SEBAC

Approved2

 

H.R. 52, S.R. 34

Dept. of Public Safety & CT State Police Union and AFSCME

Approved2

1997

H.R. 25, S.R. 16

UCONN & UCONN Professional Employees Assoc.

Approved1

 

H.R. 26, S.R. 15

UCONN & UCONN Ch. Of American Assoc. of Univ. Professors

Approved1

 

H.R. 27, S.R. 17

CT & CEUI (NP-2 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 30, S.R. 19

Board of Trustees of CT State Univ. System & CT State Univ. Organization of Admin. Faculty, AFSCME, Local 2836

Approved1

 

H.R. 31, S.R. 20

CT & SEBAC

Approved1

 

H.R. 32, S.R. 21

CT & AFSCME, Locals 387, 391, and 1566 (NP-4 Unit)

Rejected4

 

H.R. 33, S.R. 23

Board of Trustees for the CT State Univ. System & CT State Univ. American Assoc. of Univ. Professors (CSU-AAUP)

Approved1

 

H.R. 34, S.R. 24

CT & A+R (P-5 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 35, S.R. 26

Div. of Crim. Justice & Crim. Justice Employees, AFSCME, Local 749

Approved1

 

H.R 36, S.R. 25

CT & New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 (NP-6 and P-1 Units)

Approved1

 

H.R. 41, S.R. 28

CT & SEBAC

Approved3

 

H.R. 43, S.R. 30

CT & AFSCME, Locals 387, 391, and 1566 (NP-4 Unit)

Approved2

1996

H.R. 4, S.R. 15

CT & CT Judicial Employees, AFSCME, Local 749

Approved3

 

H.R. 5, S.R. 4

Board of Governors for Higher Ed. & Dept. of Higher Ed. Professional Employees, AFSCME, Local 1303-255, and Board for State Academic Awards and Charter Oak State College Professional Employees, AFSCME, Local 1303-282 (P-4 Unit)

Rejected6

 

H.R. 6, S.R. 12

CT & CSEA Concerning the Engineering, Scientific and Technical Bargaining Unit (P-4 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 7, S.R. 5

Board of Governors for Higher Ed. & Dept. of Higher Ed. Professional Employees, AFSCME, Local 1303-255, and Board for State Academic Awards and Charter Oak State College Professional Employees, AFSCME, Local 1303-282

Rejected4

 

H.R. 8, S.R. 13

CT & Crim. Justice Employees, AFSCME, Local 749

Approved1

 

H.R. 9, S.R. 14

CT & CT State Employees Assoc., Engineering, Scientific, and Technical Bargaining Unit (P-4 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 10, S.R. 11

CT & Council 4, AFSCME, Corrections Bargaining Unit (NP-4)

Approved3

 

H.R. 11, S.R. 6

CT & AFSCME, Admin. Clerical Bargaining Unit (NP-3 Unit)

Approved3

 

H.R. 12, S.R. 7

CT & Union of Judicial State Advocates, AFSCME, Local 1303-318

Approved3

 

H.R. 13, S.R. 8

CT & CSEA, Inspectors' Council

Approved1

 

H.R. 14, S.R. 10

CT & CT Prosecutors, AFSCME, Local 1437

Approved1

 

H.R. 15, S.R. 9

CT & AFSCME, Locals 269, 714, and 2663, Social and Human Services Bargaining Unit (P-2 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 16, S.R. 17

CT & AFSCME, Locals 196, 318, 355, 478, 538, 562, 610, and 704, Admin. Clerical Bargaining Unit (NP-3 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 17, S.R. 16

CT & CSEA, Ed. Professionals Bargaining Unit (P3-B Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 18, S.R. 26

CT & CEUI, Local 511, SEIU, Maintenance and Service Bargaining Unit (NP-2 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 26, S.R. 41

Board of Governors for Higher Ed. & Dept. of Higher Ed. Professional Employees, AFSCME, Local 1303-255

Approved1

 

H.R. 27, S.R. 42

Board for State Academic Awards & Charter Oak College Professional Employees, AFSCME, Local 1303-282

Approved1

 

H.R. 28, S.R. 43

CT & AFSCME, Social and Human Services Bargaining Unit (P-2 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 29, S.R. 44

CT & AFSCME, Locals 269, 714, and 2663, Social and Human Services Bargaining Unit (P-2 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 30, S.R. 45

CT & AFSCME, Corrections Bargaining Unit (NP-4 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 31, S.R. 46

CT & SEBAC

Approved3

 

H.R. 32, S.R. 47

CT & Univ. Health Professionals, Local 3837, CSFT, AFT

Approved2

1995

H.R. 7, S.R. 9

CT & AFSCME (P-2 Unit)

Rejected4

 

H.R. 8, S.R. 11

CT & AFSCME

Rejected4

 

H.R. 9, S.R. 10

CT & AFSCME (NP-3 Unit)

Rejected4

 

H.R. 10, S.R. 15

CT & CT State Employees Union (P-4 Unit)

Rejected4

 

H.R. 11, S.R. 16

CT & CSEA (P3-B Unit)

Rejected4

 

H.R. 12, S.R. 13

CT & CT State Police Union (NP-1 Unit)

Rejected4

 

H.R. 13, S.R. 14

CT & CT State Employees Union (NP-2 Unit)

Rejected4

 

H.R. 14, S.R. 12

CT & New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 (NP-6 and NP-1 Units)

Approved1

 

H.R. 15, S.R. 17

CT & CT Employees Union (P3-A Unit)

Rejected4

 

H.R. 16, S.R 18

CT & CT State Employees Assoc.

Rejected4

 

H.R. 33, S.R. 35

CT & A+R Union, Local 4200, AFT, CSFT (P-5 Unit)

Approved1

 

H.R. 34, S.R. 36

CT State Univ. of Board of Trustees & CT State Univ. Organization of Admin. Faculty, AFSCME, Local 2836

Approved1

 

H.R. 35, S.R. 37

CT State Univ. Board of Trustees & CSU-AAUP

Approved1

 

H.R. 38, S.R. 43

UCONN Health Center & Univ. Health Professionals, Local 3837, CSFT, AFT

Approved1

 

H.R. 39, S.R. 48

CT & Union of Professional Judicial Employees, AFT/CSFT

Approved2

 

H.R. 40, S.R. 44

CT & CSEA (P-3A)

Approved1

 

H.R. 41, S.R. 51

State Board of Ed. & State Vocational Federation of Teachers, Local 4200A, AFT

Approved2

 

H.R. 42, S.R. 45

CT & Union of Judicial State Advocates, AFSCME, Local 1303-318

Rejected4

 

H.R. 43, S.R. 47

CT & CT Judicial Employees, AFSCME, Local 749

Rejected4

 

H.R. 44, S.R. 46

Board of Trustees of Community-Tech. Colleges & Federation of Tech. College Teachers, Local 194, AFT, Congress of CT Community Colleges and AFSCME, Local 1303

Approved3

 

H.R. 51, S.R. 59

CT State Board of Ed. & AFSA, Local 61

Approved3

 

H.R. 46, S.R. 60

UCONN & AAUP

Approved3

 

H.R. 49, S.R. 62

CT & CT State Police Union (NP-1 Unit)

Approved2

 

H.R. 50, S.R. 61

CT & Protective Services Employees Coalition (NP-5 Unit)

Approved2

1994

H.R. 17, S.R. 16

CT & AFSCME, Locals 387, 391, 1565, (NP-4 Unit)

Rejected4

 

H.R. 18, S.R. 14

CT & AFSCME, (P-2 and NP-3 Units)

Approved2

 

H.R. 20, S.R. 18

CT & New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199

Rejected4

 

H.R. 28

CT Judicial Branch & Union of Judicial State Advocates, AFSCME, Local 1303-318

Unknown

 

H.R. 29

CT & AFSCME, Social and Human Services Bargaining Unit (P-2 Unit)

Unknown

 

H.R. 30

CT & AFSCME, Concerning Admin. Clerical Bargaining Unit (NP-3 Unit)

Unknown

 

H.R. 203, S.R. 202

CT & CEUI

Approved2

 

S.R. 203

CT & CEUI

 

1993

H.R. 18, S.R. 15

CT & AFSCME (NP-3 Unit)

Approved2

 

H.R. 19, S.R. 16

CT & CEUI (NP-2 Unit)

Approved2

 

H.R. 21, S.R. 18

CT Dept. of Corrections & A+R (P-5 Unit)

Approved2

 

H.R. 22, S.R. 19

CT & New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 (NP-6 and P-1)

Approved2

 

H.R. 23, S.R. 20

CT & CSEA (P-3B)

Approved2

 

H.R. 26

UCONN & AAUP

Unknown

1992

H.R. 3, S.R. 4

CT & SEBAC

Approved2

 

H.R. 18, S.R. 15

CT Dept. of Labor & AFSCME, Local 269

Approved2

 

H.R. 302, S.R. 303

CT & SEBAC

Approved2

 

H.R. 303, S.R. 302

CT, UCONN Health Center & Univ. Health Professionals, Local 3837, CFST, AFT

Approved2

1991

H.R. 9, S.R. 9

CT & Voluntary Coalition of Employee Organizations Rep. State Employees concerning a Dependent Care Spending Account

Approved2

 

H.R. 28, S.R. 31

UCONN & AAUP

Approved2

Note: 1No action in either chamber within thirty day limit

2House and Senate adopted

3No action in house, senate adopted

4No action in house senate rejected

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