Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

April 25, 2019

After Years With No Raises, Deputy Prison Wardens Protecting the Public Finally Win Arbitrated Pay Hike

HARTFORD – State Senator Saud Anwar (D-East Hartford) joined the State Senate today in approving a binding arbitration award that will give small pay raises to 34 deputy prison wardens after they went six of the past nine years with no wage increase while paying more for their own healthcare and retirement pension.

The Senate voted 20-14 today to approve an arbitrated award with the Counsel of Correctional Supervisors Chapter, CSEA, SEIU Local 2001. The arbitration award, which sets the salaries for 34 deputy prison wardens in the CSEA, NP-8 Correctional Supervisors Bargaining Unit, was determined by a neutral third party.

“Our deputy wardens work long and hard to protect our state, and they have more than earned these pay increases, especially in light of their not receiving raises for the majority of the last decade,” said Sen. Anwar. “Not only that, but they voluntarily conceded benefits in the 2017 SEBAC concessions. This contract ensures they will be able to continue keeping the public safe. They are public safety workers, and we rely on them every day to protect us. It is worthwhile to reward them.”

Overall, the 2017 SEBAC changes are expected to provide approximately $24 billion in savings to Connecticut taxpayers over the next 20 years through a combination of wage freezes, furlough days, and pension and healthcare changes. Through the SEBAC changes, Connecticut state employees saw increased healthcare co-payments and premiums, new restrictions on health insurance, increased pension contributions, and increased contributions towards retirement health care benefits.