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.

District 1199 President David Pickus To Retire at End of the Year

I write to you today, my union brothers and sisters, to announce my retirement as President of SEIU 1199 New England effective December 31, 2018. I have served over 40 years at 1199 – that’s 44 and a half years …

Are Connecticut Inmates Receiving Adequate Medical Care?

Multiple lawsuits allege Connecticut’s prison system failed to properly diagnose and treat prisoners with serious illnesses. What steps have been taken to improve health care behind bars? Listen to the discussion via podcast (49:23) here from WNPR.

Mosaic Negotiations 11.20.18

1199ers fought very hard to win our first increase for wages from DDS in over ten years. Now Mosaic management is claiming they “don’t have any information” in order to negotiate. On October 18th, the State told all the agencies …

Welcome To 1199, Glendale Center!!

A total of 58 CNAs at Glendale Center, a 120-bed Genesis Healthcare facility in Naugatuck, CT joined 1199 by a vote of 44-10 this past Friday. Glendale workers followed Glen Hill CNAs (Danbury, CT) and Fox Hill CNAs (Vernon, CT) …

District 1199 Leads the Way in 2018 Elections

Your hard work and dedication proved to be essential for our success in the highly contested 2018 midterm elections. Connecticut will be a better place now that progressive candidates have been secured for office, at least for the next couple …

Nursing Staff Pickets Against Priority Healthcare Group’s Cuts

Waterbury, CT – Dozens of picketing caregivers denounced illegal changes in compensation and benefits, and severe cuts in residential services implemented by Priority Healthcare Group as the operator of Waterbury Gardens. Priority Healthcare Group made cuts to nursing staff, as …

District 1199 Endorses Ned Lamont for Governor, Susan Bysiewicz for Lt. Governor, Kevin Lembo for Comptroller, Denise Merrill for Secretary of the State and William Tong for Attorney-General

State’s Largest Union of Health Care Workers also endorses 51 candidates in State Senate and State House races HARTFORD, CT — The state’s largest union of health care workers, the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, announced …

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A Target On Our Backs

The five Republicans running for Governor in next Tuesday’s primary may differ on minor issues but on some big things, they agree: if elected Governor, all five would reopen our SEBAC agreement. They are united in blaming State Workers for …

District 1199 Endorses Ned Lamont for Governor, Eva Bermudez Zimmerman for Lt. Governor, Shawn Wooden for Treasurer

HARTFORD, CT — The state’s largest union of health care workers, the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, announced its endorsement today of Ned Lamont for Governor. The union represents more than 25,000 professional and paraprofessional caregivers …

No Court Ruling on Janus v. AFSCME will Rule Us Out!

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its anti-worker decision in the long-awaited Janus v. AFSCME. The Court ruled 5-4 in favor of establishing a national so-called “Right to Work” for public employees, further rigging the system against working families. Today’s decision is the …

Home Care Contract Highlights

Wage Increases for PCAs who make less than $15/hour (75% of our Bargaining Unit): PCAs who make less than $15/hour will enjoy a 30% increase in our minimum rates, up to $15/hour by July 2018 and up to $16.25 by …

“Fighting Back” Ad

This SEBAC video explains the Fiscal Commission and how its proposals would impact Connecticut workers. Watch and share the ad:

SENATE PASSES BILL THAT AVOIDS STRIKE OF GROUP HOME WORKERS

Hartford-Today a bill passed the Senate that would provide funding increases to non-profit agencies that service people with disabilities in group homes and day programs throughout the state.  The bill would provide a $14.75 minimum wage and a 5% increase …

Community Programs Members To Resume Strike!

Workers who care for the disabled in privatized group homes and day programs have issued strike notices to nine private agency providers that operate services in 250 locations throughout the state. The strike notices received by employers today state 2,400 …

1199 Releases New Ad featuring Oak Hill Workers

On April 13th, 1199 released a new ad featuring Oak Hill workers Pam Reid Johnson and Takela Roberts! Watch & share the ad: As Connecticut legislators find the funding for our Community Programs workers, the new TV ad calls on …

Governor Malloy Requests Postponement of Strike Planned by Workers

Workers who care for the disabled vote to postpone strike so legislators can approve increased funding Workers who care for the disabled in privatized group homes, day programs and other services for the disabled were set to strike April 18th.  …

New State Contract Pay Tables

State Employees, please use the links for the pay tables for the new State contract.  The tables are organized based on the hours you work weekly. P-1 Members click here P-1 Doctors click here P-1 Dentists click here NP-6 Members …

NEW POLL: Connecticut voters support creating new revenue sources over cuts to services

MEMORANDUM  TO: Interested Parties FROM: Global Strategy Group DATE: February 5, 2018 RE: POLL RESULTS: Connecticut voters support creating new revenue sources over cuts to services As debate continues over solutions to Connecticut’s budget crisis, recent poll results indicate that a broad majority …

Home Care Workers Ratify New Contract

For years home care workers have been fighting for $15/hr minimum wage and workers’ compensation.  At last, we have reached a ground-breaking tentative agreement with many important victories for home care workers including: * PCA Minimum wage rising over two …