Connecticut

In Connecticut, over 19,000 workers belong to District 1199. We represent nurses, CNAs, technicians, clerical employees, service & maintenance workers, and more in a variety of settings that including state service, nursing homes, hospitals, community programs for the developmentally disabled, and other important programs.  Scroll down below to read about what 1199 members in Connecticut have been doing.

The 2017 SEBAC Agreement is Available here!

The passage of the SEBAC agreement secures $1.5 billion in savings in the biennium and $24 billion over the next two decades while protecting vital public services, that all Connecticut residents depend on. In order to assist in resolving the financial …

State Union Coalition Tells Hartford Healthcare: Stop Using Our Members As Pawns

In response to the countless 1199 (and other union) members and retirees caught up in a power struggle between Anthem and Hartford Healthcare, and who are facing loss of access to their doctors and mounting medical costs, the State Employee …

The new Health Care Bargaining Units Contract Summary is available here!

ATTENTION: Members of 1199 NE Connecticut/Rhode Island New England Health Care Employees Union/SEIU RE: GENERAL NOTICE NO. 2017-10 The following summarizes the substantive changes contained in the 2016-2021 Professional (P­l) and Paraprofessional (NP-6) Health Care Bargaining Units Contract. Please note …

Home Care Workers Ratify New Contract

CONGRATULATIONS! Home care members overwhelmingly voted YES to approve our home care contract. Members fought for years to win this groundbreaking agreement that includes: * $15/hr min wage by April 2018 *Workers’ compensation coverage by January 2018 *Wage increases for …

Career Mobility Fall 2017 Application

Click the link to get the PDF for CAREER MOBILITY FALL 2017 APPLICATION!      

Statewide Meetings July 26th at 11am!

Our services are being hurt and eliminated while there’s no state budget Join us July 26th at 11am across the state to speak out for our participants who depend on us at one of the 4 locations: 1.) 2457 E. …

NEW 1199 AD ON BUDGET CASTS KLARIDES AND FASANO CAST AS “PROTECTORS OF BILLIONAIRES”AS CT AWAITS HEROES

The new ad out today sets Connecticut’s budget drama in an action movie trailer.   The ad sets the stage by opening “In a state where some legislators side with corporate lobbyists to protect billionaires and corporations while attacking middle class …

1199 Exectuive Board Nominating Petition Signatures

Below are the results of the 2017 nominating petition signatures for 1199 Executive Board  

1199 Members Vote to Make Our Union Stronger

This past week 1199 members voted on two important issues facing our union.  First, members had to decide whether our newly organized child care members would be added to the list of workers in our union’s jurisdiction.  Secondly, members voted on …

Wage Increases for State Employees

State employees will be receiving a wage increase effective July 1, 2015. First, determine your bargaining unit: you are either a NP-6 (10) or P-1 (11) Second, determine your weekly hours of work e.g. 35, 37.5 or 40 hours Third, …

Settlement in Rowland’s Violation of Union Rights

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that stemmed from a massive layoff of unionized state workers in 2003.  The suit claimed that the Rowland administration structured the layoffs to punish unions who supported his Democratic opponent and then …

Community Programs launches important survey drive

Let your voice be heard. Our goal toward bringing dignity, better wages and a brighter future to our members continues. Workers from non-profit group homes & mental health agencies have an exciting opportunity this spring. Together we will be renegotiating …

VOTING HOURS EXTENDED AT 2 HARTFORD POLLS

A Hartford judge has decided to extend voting hours to 8:30 p.m. at two city polling locations that saw delays and missing registration lists early Tuesday morning. The extended hours will apply to the Batchelder School at 757 New Britain Avenue and …

CDC Releases Stronger Guidelines for Ebola Protocal

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released new and stronger safety standards for health care workers caring for Ebola patients. The updated protocols include personal protective equipment that covers the entire body and leaves no skin exposed. The protocols stress that …

Home Care Workers Win Historic Contract

Historic first contract for home care workers has been approved by legislators! Thank you to all who made phone calls, met with lawmakers and talked to your friends and neighbors. You helped make this happen. Together we made history and …

STATEMENT FROM SEIU 1199 PRESIDENT DAVID PICKUS ON NURSING HOME TRANSPARENCY ACT

Connecticut State Senate passes HB 5051, a new act requiring more financial transparency for nursing homes receiving Medicaid funds. SEIU 1199 New England President David Pickus issued the following statement after the Connecticut State Senate voted in favor of passing …

Important Information on New Dental Plan for State Employees

Click on this link to read detailed questions and answers about changes to the state dental plan: Q and A on Changes in Dental Carriers  

We’re Voting on our First Home Care Contract!

We did it! We have a tentative agreement for our very first home care contract! By uniting as a union, we became stronger together and gained an effective voice to speak up for ourselves and our consumers. More than a …

Federal Judge Finds HealthBridge in Contempt of Court

HARTFORD, CT— In yet another major legal victory for nursing home workers, U.S. District Court Judge Robert N. Chatigny (CHAT-nee) today found HealthBridge Management in civil contempt of court and ordered the New Jersey-based nursing home corporation to comply with …

The Votes are In! Delegates Choose 2014 Election Board

At three Delegates Assemblies held in October 2013, 1199 Delegates voted for members of the 2014 Election Board. As specified in our By-Laws, the Election Board consists of seven regular members and seven alternates from across all divisions of the …