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.

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A Target On Our Backs

The five Republicans running for Governor in next Tuesday’s primary may differ on minor issues but on some big things, they agree: if elected Governor, all five would reopen our SEBAC agreement. They are united in blaming State Workers for …

District 1199 Endorses Ned Lamont for Governor, Eva Bermudez Zimmerman for Lt. Governor, Shawn Wooden for Treasurer

HARTFORD, CT — The state’s largest union of health care workers, the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, announced its endorsement today of Ned Lamont for Governor. The union represents more than 25,000 professional and paraprofessional caregivers …

No Court Ruling on Janus v. AFSCME will Rule Us Out!

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its anti-worker decision in the long-awaited Janus v. AFSCME. The Court ruled 5-4 in favor of establishing a national so-called “Right to Work” for public employees, further rigging the system against working families. Today’s decision is the …

Home Care Contract Highlights

Wage Increases for PCAs who make less than $15/hour (75% of our Bargaining Unit): PCAs who make less than $15/hour will enjoy a 30% increase in our minimum rates, up to $15/hour by July 2018 and up to $16.25 by …

“Fighting Back” Ad

This SEBAC video explains the Fiscal Commission and how its proposals would impact Connecticut workers. Watch and share the ad:

SENATE PASSES BILL THAT AVOIDS STRIKE OF GROUP HOME WORKERS

Hartford-Today a bill passed the Senate that would provide funding increases to non-profit agencies that service people with disabilities in group homes and day programs throughout the state.  The bill would provide a $14.75 minimum wage and a 5% increase …

Community Programs Members To Resume Strike!

Workers who care for the disabled in privatized group homes and day programs have issued strike notices to nine private agency providers that operate services in 250 locations throughout the state. The strike notices received by employers today state 2,400 …

1199 Releases New Ad featuring Oak Hill Workers

On April 13th, 1199 released a new ad featuring Oak Hill workers Pam Reid Johnson and Takela Roberts! Watch & share the ad: As Connecticut legislators find the funding for our Community Programs workers, the new TV ad calls on …

Governor Malloy Requests Postponement of Strike Planned by Workers

Workers who care for the disabled vote to postpone strike so legislators can approve increased funding Workers who care for the disabled in privatized group homes, day programs and other services for the disabled were set to strike April 18th.  …

New State Contract Pay Tables

State Employees, please use the links for the pay tables for the new State contract.  The tables are organized based on the hours you work weekly. P-1 Members click here P-1 Doctors click here P-1 Dentists click here NP-6 Members …

NEW POLL: Connecticut voters support creating new revenue sources over cuts to services

MEMORANDUM  TO: Interested Parties FROM: Global Strategy Group DATE: February 5, 2018 RE: POLL RESULTS: Connecticut voters support creating new revenue sources over cuts to services As debate continues over solutions to Connecticut’s budget crisis, recent poll results indicate that a broad majority …

Home Care Workers Ratify New Contract

For years home care workers have been fighting for $15/hr minimum wage and workers’ compensation.  At last, we have reached a ground-breaking tentative agreement with many important victories for home care workers including: * PCA Minimum wage rising over two …

Governor Malloy Issues an Executive Order for Whiting Forensic Division

On Tuesday, January 2nd, Governor Malloy issued an executive order to change the structure of Connecticut’s only maximum-security hospital, Whiting Forensic Division. The order was signed, separating the Whiting Forensic Division from Connecticut Valley Hospital — a state-run psychiatric hospital …

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 …

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 …