BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- More than two dozens employees of the state juvenile facility in Bridgeport received pink slips on Thursday, April 14, sending other state employees to the streets to protest the closure of the facility and the pending layoff of thousands of state workers due to budget cuts, according to the Connecticut Post.
The local union representative told the Connecticut Post that 55 employees received layoff notices; the facility employs a total of 133 people. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, faced with cutting $922 million from the state budget, proposed closing the juvenile detention center, said the Connecticut Post.
The juveniles at the facility will be moved to the detention center in Hartford, added the Connecticut Post.
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