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.

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 …

Nursing Home Strike Withdrawn Upon Contract Agreement with iCare

Negotiations will continue with 16 remaining nursing homes without contracts. Over 1,000 caregivers reached an agreement for a new contract with iCare facilities on Friday to avert a strike in Connecticut nursing homes. The new contract covers a period of …

Nursing Home Workers Celebrate Gov. Lamont’s Medicaid Rate Increase

Strike deadline remains in effect, pending contract settlements with nursing home owners Nursing home workers cheered a new funding proposal of Medicaid increases for nursing homes rates that was endorsed by Governor Ned Lamont’s administration Monday night. The proposal, with …

Healthcare Safe Staffing Task Force Recommends Adding 253 Frontline Positions to Meet Basic Needs of Inmate Care at DOC

Reaching safe staffing levels to provide basic inmate healthcare in Connecticut’s prisons would require hiring 253 additional caregivers. That is the recommendation conveyed Thursday by a task force constituted by SEIU 1199 union members who are frontline healthcare staff at …

Nursing home workers explain why more funding is important in this new advertisement!

#STRIKE #CTNursingHomes More than 2,500 nursing home caregivers will be forced to walk out of their jobs on June 3rd until proper funding is provided to raise their take-home pay. #STRIKING is a last resort for workers who care dearly …

Mayor Luke Bronin writes in today’s Hartford Courant in support of raising wages for nursing home caregivers:

State nursing home workers deserve a modest raise Luke Bronin and Rob Baril Every day, over 1,300 Hartford residents go to work to care for the sick, the elderly, and the disabled in our nursing homes — caring for those …

SEIU 1199 Nursing Home Workers Set New Strike Deadline

Nursing home caregivers represented by the New England Health Care Employees Union,District 1199 SEIU, voted in favor of a new strike deadline in 20 facilities, effective June 3rd. Workers are demanding additional funding in the state budget to cover wage …

In leiu of May 1st strike, 1199 members held a press conference and a lobby day – nursing home workers deserve better!

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Trump Administration Targets Home Care Workforce with Racist CMS Rule Change

HARTFORD – Today, as part of the Trump administration’s ongoing attack against working people and Medicaid, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a rule that denies more than half a million independent provider home care workers the …

UPDATE: Nursing Home Workers’ Strike

Nursing home workers and SEIU 1199 New England leadership will hold a press conference on Wednesday, May 1st at 4:00 PM in Room 1D at the LOB to provide updates on the strike vote pending at 20 facilities. Caregivers are …

SEIU 1199 Nursing Home Strike Notice Withdrawn to Continue Negotiations

The New England Health Care Employees Union, SEIU District 1199, withdrew the intent to strike notice sent to Connecticut nursing homes, which was effective on May 1st. While the members’ strike vote remains in effect, the strike deadline has been …

The Department of Correction’s health care division needs additional funding!

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Strike deadline set in CT nursing home dispute

“More than 2,500 workers at 20 nursing homes across the state have set a May 1st deadline to walk off the job unless the state addresses wages and what workers say are increasingly difficult working conditions. Nursing home workers, SEIU …