Ron McLellan, President of Connecticut Employees Union Independent (CEUI), left, celebrates with Robert Alves, District 1199 union member, right, as union members stand behind at a news conference in ... more 
Ron McLellan, President of Connecticut Employees Union Independent (CEUI), left, celebrates with Robert Alves, District 1199 union member, right, as union members stand behind at a news conference in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011. Connecticut's state employee unions announced Thursday that rank-and-file members ratified a labor savings and concessions agreement, giving Gov. Dannel P. Malloy the go-ahead to rescind thousands of layoff notices and forgo additional state budget cuts. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jessica Hill
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 2:37 PM EDT