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.

Fight for $15 this April 14th

Days after millions of workers in California and New York won historic pay increases to $15/hr, the unstoppable momentum for $15 and union rights continued to build as underpaid workers across the globe said they would wage the biggest-ever day of strikes …

1199 Members Featured in New TV Ad

The Associated Press covered 1199’s new television spot that begin airing in February featuring state members. Read the article here! Sue Haigh, Associated Press February 29, 2016 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Amid worsening state budget deficit projections and a threat …

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 …

SEBAC V. ROWLAND CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT UPDATE

Class counsel has now reached a settlement of the SEBAC lawsuit with the Connecticut Attorney General. The settlement has been approved by the General Assembly. The Court presiding over the case has also preliminarily approved the settlement and has scheduled …

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 …

ELECTION DAY NOV. 4TH!

Every vote counts Tuesday, November 4th Find your polling location here http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3172&q=512796 Call 1 -800- 401 8304. Polls are open from 6 am – 8 pm.  You can vote as long as you are in line at 8 pm. Not registered …

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 …

Tom Foley made MILLIONS after workers went on strike for better wages

Troubling news was released this week about profits Tom Foley made while head of T.B. Wood, a Pennsylvania manufacturing company. The Day newspaper broke news about Foley’s actions as head of T.B. Wood, that led to a three year strike by workers fighting …

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  

Home Care Workers Ratify New Contract

Home care workers celebrated today as their first state contract was ratified.  99.6% of home care workers and providers voted in favor of the contract.  The overwhelming majority decision was met with boisterous applause and cheers.  The contract provides training programs and new rights …

DD Services Bill passes Public Health; Millions added to Approps Budget

Advocacy + Action = RESULTS! We have some very good news to share! →  On Friday, March 21st,  HB 5534 cleared its first hurdle when the Public Health Committee voted 25-1 in favor of expanding DDS services.  Congrats and a …

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 …

New SEBAC “Breakpoint” Agreement Improves Many State Employee Pensions

Increases for all members in Tiers 2, 2a & 3 retiring on or after July 1, 2013 Change in pension multiplier affects all, but targets lower-paid employees A recent improvement to the formula used to calculate state employee pensions means …

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 …

NJ Court Filings Show Gross Exaggeration in HealthBridge Bankrutpcy Claims

Recent filings in the ongoing Bankruptcy case of HealthBridge nursing homes in Connecticut cast serious doubt on the financial claims made the New Jersey-based company, which HealthBridge used to avoid complying with the terms of a CT federal court injunction. …

District 1199 Reponds to Recent Attacks by HealthBridge and CareOne

David Pickus, President of New England District 1199, SEIU, issued the following statement on October 10 in response to recent attacks by HealthBridge and CareOne: As caregivers and citizens of the Connecticut community, the members of our union are dismayed …