Charles Vossbrinck and his colleagues at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station voted yes on a state contract that would have avoided layoffs, then lost their jobs anyway.

Vossbrinck (pictured) is now among eight workers at the station slated to lose their jobs at the end of August if state unions don’t come up with a new deal to avert 6,500 layoffs statewide.

Vossbrinck, who’s 58, is a molecular biologist who has worked at the Ag Station for 15 years. On Thursday, he got notice that he would lose his job in six weeks.

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