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.

Wesleyan Janitor Francisco Acosta Granted Year-Long Extension on Stay

University janitor Francisco Acosta was granted a year-long extension on his stay in the United States last Thursday, Jan. 23, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “Today Francisco was granted a year extension on his stay of deportation at …

CT News Junkie – “Staffing Shortage Pushes Overtime Pay Through The Roof In DOC, Creates ‘Dangerous Situation’”

A health care staff shortage in the state Correction Department is driving up overtime costs and creating a dangerous situation for staff who say they are often required to work 16-hour days, union officials said.     Read more on …

Salary plans for the State bargaining unit contract from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021.

Salary plans for the State bargaining unit contract from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021. Salary plans associated with specific job classifications are located in the contract viewable here: Or as a PDF here! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this …

Owner of Waterbury nursing home pleads guilty to federal theft charges

WATERBURY – A 71-year-old New York man who owned a city nursing home pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling millions from a pension and health plan for its employees. Chaim Stern, of Flushing, N.Y. appeared in federal court in Bridgeport where …

Susan Campbell: We are falling far short in caring for the most vulnerable. Here’s one example.

Andrew John Puglisi’s group home is off a side street in Newington, just five minutes from where he grew up. On a recent day, as holiday decorations were going up around town, a radio played quietly in another room. Puglisi …

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 …