On Thursday, January 28th, Governor Malloy held a series of events in support of a proposal to eliminate bail as a condition for release for some low-risk defendants charged with low-level crimes. CSEA SEIU Local 2001 fully agrees with the Governor’s proposal and encourages him to fully in-source the bail bonds system, so that payments are made directly to the State of Connecticut and not to private bail bond companies.
Julius Preston, a captain in the state’s Department of Corrections and President of CSEA’s Corrections Supervisors Council stated “The Governor’s proposal is similar to one that our union has made across the bargaining table at contract negotiations with the State of Connecticut as a way to help address the state’s budget shortfalls. CSEA is constantly looking for solutions to the State’s budget difficulties and front line workers remain among the most knowledgeable when it comes to finding ways to reduce unnecessary spending and finding sources of revenue.”
CSEA/SEIU Local 2001 represents 25,000 members covering active state, municipal, private sector workers and retirees.