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.

Workers Announce Strike Deadline Against Cassena Care due to Unfair Labor Practices

Union caregivers from District 1199NE, SEIU, sent their intent to strike notice to Cassena Care Norwalk, Stamford and New Britain with a strike deadline set for December 10, 2019, at 6:00 AM. Workers are ready to strike against all Cassena …

SEIU 1199 NE Gana Juicio Sumario en Demanda de Care One/HealthBridge

El Tribunal de Distrito de EE.UU. en Nueva Jersey otorgó un juicio sumario en seis cargos y desestimó otros dos cargos a favor de la Unión de Trabajadores de la Salud de Nueva Inglaterra, Distrito 1199 SEIU, 1199SEIU United Healthcare …

SEIU 1199 NE Wins Summary Judgment in Care One/HealthBridge Lawsuit

The U.S. District Court for New Jersey granted summary judgment on six counts and dismissed two counts in favor of the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, and the Service Employees International …

More Nursing Home Workers Join the Ranks at SEIU 1199 NE

Three West Hartford nursing homes vote with a resounding “Yes” to join 1199 Caregivers at Hebrew Senior Care in West Hartford voted unanimously 26-0 in favor of joining the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU. The workers …

Home Care Workers Rally in Enfield – Demanding pay be “On Time, Every Time!”

More than 100 home care workers came out to put Allied Community Resources on notice that workers must be paid accurately “On Time, Every Time.” The home care workers marched to Allied Rehabilitation Center, their payroll agency. “When the money …

New – On Time, Every Time Campaign Video

SEIU Local 1199NE represents some 10,000 independent provider home care workers in Connecticut. While the workers aren’t pulbic employees, they are paid exclusively by public funds. Two fiscal intermediaries are managing the payment system by the Connecticut Department of Social …

1199 Press Conference – Protecting Connecticut’s Nursing Homes Threatened by Defunding

Monday, September 16th, the New England Health Care Employees Union, SEIU 1199NE, nursing home administrators, workers, residents, family members and policymakers held a press conference on protecting Connecticut’s nursing homes. Nursing homes across Connecticut, such as Kimberly Hall South, Governor’s …

Lamont gives nursing homes a temporary reprieve

The CT Mirror covered another story regarding Gov. Lamont and Nursing Homes. Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration offered nine embattled nursing homes a reprieve Thursday from deep cuts in state funding: The Department of Social Services effectively suspended plans to reduce one-and-a-half …

Senate GOP wants special session on nursing homes

The CT Mirror covered a story in which all 14 members of the state Senate Republican minority called Thursday for a special session to save nine nursing homes from the loss of $5.3 million in funding due to a new …

“On the Job, 24 Hours A Day, 27 Days A Month” – A New York Times Article

A home health aide for a 77-year-old man serves as social worker, diaper changer, dietitian, day planner, warden and more — all at dismal wages. The New York Times released an article detailing what the home health aides typically go …

SEIU 1199NE Candidate Endorsements for 2019

  Elect Marilyn Moore for Mayor of Bridgeport Marilyn Moore is a lifelong resident of Bridgeport. Marilyn helped raise the minimum wage to $15 in this year’s legislative session at the Capitol, and was instrumental in helping thousands of SEIU …

Elder-Care Facilities’ Cut Funds

Thursday afternoon, Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, accompanied by state politicians, officials, staff, reps from Local 1199 SEIU, the New England health care employees union, and patients in wheelchairs gathered in the recreation room at Arden House for a press conference …

UPDATE: Pension Re-Amortization Discussions – July 18th 2019

SEBAC and the Lamont Administration have completed their discussions on pension re-amortization in accordance with the recently passed biennial budget and have reached an agreement. It keeps the parties’ commitment to make no change in pension benefits. The agreement will …

One year after DOC took over inmate health care, troubles persist

A year has passed since lofty promises were made to repair the financially struggling and volatile health care system that serves inmates at Connecticut’s 14 prisons, but Department of Correction staff say little has improved. Records show medical employees are …

Neither 1199 nor SEBAC will be part of negotiating more sacrifices for state employees.

1199 Members, Many of you have seen news reports indicating that the recently passed state budget included $450 million in savings related to state employees, so we thought it was important to reiterate that these reported savings are NOT the …

District 1199 Joins Genesis HealthCare to Protect Nursing Homes in Connecticut’s Cities

Union officers and caregivers are working together with administrators from Genesis HealthCare to secure the jobs of approximately 2,000 caregivers and nursing home services for 1,400 residents. State policy mandates that nursing homes under 70% occupancy could potentially lose funding …

Governor Lamont Signs Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill

Gov. Ned Lamont signed legislation on Tuesday, June 25th that will establish an employee-funded family and medical leave program in Connecticut. 1199 Member and PCA, Kharlene Wonder gave a compelling personal testimony and talked about how this affects the future …

A new rule would bar home care workers from deducting union dues from paychecks. It’s unfair.

By KAY WRIGHT | SPECIAL TO HARTFORD COURANT | JUN 07, 2019 | 6:00 AM The Trump administration recently issued a new rule that could prevent home care workers like me from using payroll deduction to contribute to our union. …

My Turn: Patrick J. Quinn: Don’t fall for Lifespan’s tricks

Women & Infants and Butler Hospitals, along with other affiliates that make up Care New England, have been vital parts of the Rhode Island community for generations. As the executive vice president of District 1199 SEIU New England, I have …

Gov. Ned Lamont signs bill that incrementally increases Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023

SEIU 1199NE President Rob Baril opened the ceremony in which Governor Ned Lamont signed a bill that will raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023. The current minimum wage of $10.10 an hour will climb through gradual …