Community Programs (CT)

On this page, you will find ongoing updates about the activities of 1199 members who work for community programs in Connecticut.  Scroll below to read any current posts – and check back soon for updates!

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 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 …

ELECTION DAY NOV. 4TH!

Every vote counts Tuesday, November 4th Find your polling location here http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3172&q=512796 Call 1 -800- 401 8304. Polls are open from 6 am – 8 pm.  You can vote as long as you are in line at 8 pm. Not registered …

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 …

FIGHT FOR $15 AND A UNION HITS THE STREETS OF HARTFORD

On September 4th over two hundred community activist, union members and fast-food workers took to the streets of Hartford for a minimum wage protest. What started as a few hundred hundred fast-food workers in New York City over two years …

New Haven Register Breaking News

John McKinney looking to downsize state workforce by 5 to 10 percent

DD Services Bill passes Public Health; Millions added to Approps Budget

Advocacy + Action = RESULTS! We have some very good news to share! →  On Friday, March 21st,  HB 5534 cleared its first hurdle when the Public Health Committee voted 25-1 in favor of expanding DDS services.  Congrats and a …

Mentor Network/REM Connecticut Community Services Workers WIN with 1199!

More than 275 direct support professionals at the Mentor Network, REM Connecticut Community Services have formed their union with SEIU District 1199.  Votes were counted on August 1, and the count was 144 to 48 — a 3 to 1 …

1199 State Employees & Community Programs Workers Are Teaming Up to Organize the Private Sector!

Over the years, thousands of 1199 Members who work for the State of Connecticut in DDS, DCF and DMHAS — along with those of us who work in private-sector programs providing community care for clients with similar needs — have worked …

After Management Breaks Law, Newly-Organized May Institute Workers Win 3% Raise

By standing together and speaking out at negotiations, a new group 1199 members at the May Institute, who joined the union in September 2011 by a vote of 66 to 18, fought for and won a 3% raise for all union workers. …

New Hope Manor Workers UNITE and WIN with 1199!

School and group home workers who serve troubled youth near Manchester, CT at New Hope Manor voted overwhelmingly to form their union with SEIU Healthcare 1199NE on January 25 – with 85% of employees voting YES for the union.