The state Board of Labor Relations has recommended dismissal of Lisa Herskowitz’s complaint that state union leaders violated collective bargaining laws when they salvaged a $1.6 billion concessions deal this summer with Governor Dannel Malloy.
Herskowitz, a state prosecutor, took issue with several actions, particularly the successful effort by union heads to change their rules to hold a successful second vote on the givebacks. The concessions were initially rejected, resulting in Malloy’s decision to move forward with thousands of layoffs.
The decision was issued on December 16 but only publicly announced today after all parties had been notified. I’ll have more details later in our Hearst newspapers.
UPDATE: Herskowitz plans to appeal. She has 14 days to do so.