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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.

Amid COVID and calls for systemic change, Angel Quiros takes the lead at the DOC

If Angel Quiros, nominated to lead the state’s Department of Correction, gets the job, he’ll have a personal stake in the way incarcerated people are treated in the state’s prisons and jails. He knows firsthand what it’s like to have …

Voting from Home

Did you know that in Connecticut this year, you can vote from home? Steps to vote from home Fill out and Mail back AB Application Receive ballot by mail Fill out and Mail back ballot If you haven’t received an …

The test of testing: Why is it so difficult to screen staffers?

The No. 1 priority of all skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic remains resident safety. That’s not even a question, as those operating SNFs serve a population that is in a high-risk age range, and in many …

Congratulations Apple of Uncasville on joining 1199!

Congratulations to the Employees at Apple Rehab of Uncasville on joining 1199!  #AmericaNeedsUnions #UnionStrong #UnionsForAll #ProtectAllWorkers Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Did …

As Lamont prepares to ease COVID restrictions, he will also explain how they could return

Gov. Ned Lamont is expected Thursday to ease pandemic restrictions further on business and other activities, despite modestly rising infection rates and an imminent flu season. But to advance Connecticut’s reopening in this climate, administration officials say, they have to …

1199 – Legislator Look up, Voter Registration & How To Vote From Home

Throughout June, July and August, 1199 members met with candidates running for office in November. Members identified issues that were important to them for various reasons, things like healthcare, protecting worker pensions or $15 minimum wage and helped to develop …

Press Release – SEIU 1199 Union Statement on Discharge at Three Rivers in Norwich

We are extremely disappointed that the Department of Public Health was not able to step in earlier and do better to fix the problems observed at Three Rivers in Norwich. After nearly six months working with COVID-19 in Connecticut’s nursing …

All patients removed after Norwich nursing home COVID outbreak

NORWICH — The state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday it has ordered all patients to be removed from the Three Rivers Healthcare nursing home following an investigation into a deadly COVID-19 outbreak. Since July 24, DPH officials said, at …

Important State Negotiations Contract News

Dear 1199 State Member, Our contract expires on June 30th, 2021. Negotiations for a new contract for all members in the P-1 and NP-6 bargaining units will begin in November. We’re entering negotiations during a pivotal moment. As multiple global crises converge, …

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Nursing homes plead to state government for additional financial relief due to COVID-19 pandemic

Nursing homes issued a dire warning Wednesday, with owners saying many of them could close without more help from Hartford. State leaders heard desperate pleas from facilities and the people who live there during a virtual hearing. At nursing homes, …

State-Issued PPE Halted For Home Health Aides

As a disabled person who is bedridden when not in her wheelchair, Sharon Thorstenson depends on two personal care aides to see to her daily needs while keeping her safe from COVID-19. Two months ago, she lost her father to …

Grateful for work of home health aides

Last year, I came up from Florida to visit my 85-year-old mother in Middletown and decided it was time to stay. Mom had several strokes a number of years ago. Her right side is paralyzed and she suffers from dementia, …

State Halts PPE For Homecare Workers

The union that represents 10,000 home health care workers recently found out that the state will no longer be distributing PPE on a biweekly basis. That means regular shipment of gloves, gowns, surgical masks and face shields will be replaced …

September 4th is Home Care Day!

Good union home care jobs must be at the center of fixing our nation’s overstretched and underfunded long-term care system and addressing the systemic racism and sexism that devalues essential home care workers. SEIU home care workers and caregiving activists …

Nursing home workers ask Connecticut lawmakers for help as they prepare for a potential second wave of coronavirus infections

When Tanya Beckford was infected with COVID-19 while working at an assisted-living facility in Newington earlier this year, she told her children her last wishes. She did not know that people could survive the virus. Months later, she is alive …

New Labor Ad Campaign Urges a “People’s Recovery”

A coalition of labor unions, including the Connecticut AFL-CIO, Connecticut Education Association (CEA), State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), and Connecticut Service Employee International Union State Council (CT SEIU State Council), launched a television and digital ad campaign this week …

‘We were used’: Hundreds of nursing home workers are laid off as financial crisis hits the facilities

Last spring, as coronavirus swept through Connecticut and the state’s nursing homes became ground zero for deadly outbreaks, nursing aide Gloria Duquette pushed aside her fear and continued showing up for her shifts. Duquette was working upward of 80 hours …

Family of Norwich Nursing Home Residents Raise Concerns; DPH Investigation Into Outbreak Continues

The Department of Public Health continues to investigate a COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home in Norwich. According to DPH, as of last Thursday 13 residents and two staff members at Three Rivers Healthcare tested positive for the virus. Several …

Frank Lalli the Health Care Detective™ : Mathematica Interim Report on COVID-19 Outbreak in Connecticut Nursing Homes

Bipartisan lawmakers yesterday slammed Gov. Ned Lamont’s $450,000 interim report on how his administration has failed to stop Covid-19 from killing 3,000 senior living residents so far – more than 10% of that vulnerable population – and what it needs …