Governor Sununu Spokesman Statement on Teamsters Union
Concord, NH – Following the Teamsters Union's decision to declare an impasse in the 2018 and 2019 contract negotiations for state employees, Governor Sununu's spokesman, David Abrams, issued the following the statement:
"We are surprised and disappointed that the Teamsters Union has declared an impasse in negotiations when the Governor prioritized corrections spending in his budget, providing for one of the largest increases given to any department. The Governor called for an additional $13.2 million for salaries and overtime, fully opening the women's prison, and addressing the overtime issues head on. It further provides $5.2 million in capital funding to directly address the health and safety needs of the department."