As the Hartford Courant reports here, the unions approved the deal by a wide margin, 83 percent to 17 percent. That's a landslide.
It could be that union members looked at the lay of the land and figured it was best to take this deal rather than reject it and hope the GOP's proposal to make significant structural changes doesn't gain traction. (If you haven't read it, my previous blog post included a letter from House Minority Leader Themis Klarides explaining just what Republicans want to do.)
The question now is whether the Democrats can get the newly union-approved concessions deal through both chambers of the General Assembly. That won't be so easy, especially in the Senate, which is evenly divided.
You can read what's ahead here, courtesy of CTNewsJunkie.com.