Climate-alarmist union leaders in Connecticut are suing the state to avoid going back to work based on the premise that commuting poses risks for the environment.
The suit comes in response to Democrat Gov. Ned Lamont’s announcement in May that government employees must go back to their offices by July 1, as reported by the Connecticut Post. However, staff was also instructed they could telework for as much as 50 percent of the time if a supervisor approves.
Connecticut state employees were allowed to work remotely throughout the pandemic. Unions are dissatisfied with Lamont’s demands, citing climate change as a rationale for wanting to keep raking in taxpayer dollars from the comfort of their homes.
“Many have been able to telework throughout and have been more productive, better for the environment, while protecting against the spread of the virus,” the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition said. “The program has been good for the missions of our agencies, good for