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.

REMINDER: APRIL 23RD LOBBY DAY

Join us at the Capitol Wednesday, April 23rd for our all union member day. It is an important day for us to speak to our legislators and have the issues important to us heard. Commit to having your voice heard …

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. …

Court Rules Against Rowland and Ryan over 2003 State Worker Layoffs

After nearly a decade, the Second Circuit Court’s opinion invalidating John Rowland’s layoff of nearly 3,000 state employees is a victory for the free speech rights of all Americans. In a ruling issued May 31, the court held that when a governor …


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1199 members in the NP-6 and P-1 Bargaining Units will be receiving Annual Increments (AIs) and a 3% Wage Increase during the summer of 2013.

State Worker Pension Alert! July 1st Deadline to Preserve Normal Retirement Date


An important deadline for many 1199 state members is fast approaching.

After a client entered a facility with a fully-loaded automatic handgun, 1199 members came together to win greater safety protections on the job.

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 …

Federal Trial Exposes the REAL HealthBridge: Company Broke Law In Pursuit of “Breathtaking Concessions”

BREAKING NEWS: NLRB Seeks Injunction against HealthBridge to Block Illegal Cuts

On Friday, September 7, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a petition in federal court to temporarily halt HealthBridge’s implementation of unlawful cuts at five nursing homes that forced nearly 700 Connecticut caregivers out on strike last month.  If …

UNITY means VICTORY for Agency on Aging Workers!


Over 80 care managers and support staff with the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut have officially formed their union with SEIU District 1199.


Approximately 165 workers from striking HealthBridge facilities across Connecticut, their New Jersey colleagues and NYU students held a massive rally outside the company’s headquarters on Thursday to deliver a petition calling on the company to bargain fairly with its employees for a contract that puts patient care before profits.

Multiple Agreements Reached in Negotiations with State of CT; Two Issues Set for Arbitration

Under last year’s SEBAC agreement, our union and the state are each permitted to make up to eight “de minimis” (little or no cost) proposals for negotiations. Tentative agreement has been reached on five issues, two issues are set for …

1199 Members Reach Agreement with State: Southbury Workers to Follow Clients Into the Community

Under a new agreement between the union and the state Department of Developmental Disabilities, five 1199 members from Southbury Training School will follow their residents to a new home in Hamden.  The six residents will continue to live together and be …