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.

SEBAC Leaders Vote to Bring Framework to Members

The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) voted Tuesday, May 23rd to open formal discussions with the Malloy administration around a framework that will save jobs and save costs to help address the ongoing revenue shortfalls that have caused Connecticut’s …

SEBAC UPDATE for 1199 MEMBERS

The SEBAC unions are in engaged in informal discussions with the Malloy administration. The administration is seeking $700 million in savings in each year of the budget. The state’s budget deficit is now at $5 Billion–so high that there is …

Results of 2017 District-Wide Union Elections

On Monday, May 1, 2017, the American Arbitration Association counted the ballots for District-Wide 1199 union elections for Officers, Elected Organizers and Executive Board. Click Results of District Elections – 2017 to see who was elected to serve for the next …

1199 Exectuive Board Nominating Petition Signatures

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

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 …

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, …

State Contract Negotiations Begin September 2015

Negotiations for a new contract for the P-1 and NP-6 bargaining units will begin in September 2015.  Our contract expires June 30, 2016. Our negotiations committee will be comprised of about seventy-five (75) union members.  There will be approximately one …

1199 State Members: On-Line Contract Survey

The 1199 Contract covering 8,000 state employees expires on June 30, 2016. Although we are more than a year away from our contract expiration, we are starting the negotiation process now. It is our intention to begin negotiations with the …

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 …

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 …

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  

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 …