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.

Fear Grips Health Workers Caring For The Elderly

For the past month or so, Leikish Nails has engaged in an elaborate ritual the minute she gets home from her shift at Touchpoints at Manchester, a skilled nursing facility that has seen four deaths and more than two dozen …

Service Employees International Union Workers Join Sen. Chris Murphy for Town Hall on the Impact of COVID-19 in Connecticut

   U.S. Senator Chris Murphy held a virtual Town Hall meeting with Connecticut workers from the Service Employees International Union on Tuesday at 12:00PM to discuss the impact of coronavirus. As service providers and essential workers in Connecticut, many SEIU …

Milford nursing home worker dies of COVID-19 after being on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis

Read the Story from The Hartford Courant HereAngeline Bernadel loved her job at West River Healthcare Center in Milford. But by mid-March, the 52-year-old nurse had become concerned about the new coronavirus, which was just beginning its grim race through …

COVID-19 Continues To Hit Connecticut’s Nursing Home Population Hard

Listen to this morning’s edition of “Where We Live” on WNPR featuring #SEIU1199 President Rob Baril and Licensed Practical Nurse Rhoda Lawrence. #ProtectAllWorkers #CaregiversCount #GetUsPPE Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe …

Shifting plans and a COVID-19 outbreak at a Connecticut prison

When the first Connecticut prison inmate tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of March, officials at the Department of Correction acted fast. The 32-year-old man had been isolated from the rest of the incarcerated population at Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center …

‘We are in a war zone, and we’re scared for our lives’ – Boston Globe

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — They sound like soldiers, facing an enemy both invisible and treacherous. At the hospitals, they care for the sick and prepare for a surge of COVID-19 patients. At the nursing homes, they try to protect their fragile …

State to dedicate 2 nursing homes, other alternate sites to COVID-positive patients

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) — The coronavirus statistics reflect social distancing may be working statewide, but there is a crisis happening in several nursing homes. State officials said 39 percent of homes have at least one positive coronavirus case. The state …

Democrats Seek Hazard Pay For Health Workers Amid Pandemic

Congressional Democrats are trying to add $13 per hour hazard payments for frontline health care workers up to a total of $25,000 in the next coronavirus relief package, along with $15,000 incentives for people who join the medical workforce surge …

Urgent Update on Nursing Homes and COVID-19

Video streaming conference on April 8th with SEIU 1199 NE President Rob Baril and nursing home workers who are risking their lives in the front lines. Healthcare workers and their patients are dying on the front lines due to lack …

We need to #ProtectAllWorkers!

#ProtectAllWorkers #CaregiversCount Caregivers and all essential workers deserve #dignity and #respect. That includes having access to effective Personal Protective Equipment in times of COVID-19. Our doctors, nurses, nursing assistants and other essential staff members deserve no less. #WeCare #WeHere Please take a moment to …

Virtual Roundtable with U.S. Sen. Blumenthal and the SEIU Connecticut State Council on the Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Watch today’s press conference with Senator Richard Blumenthal, #SEIU1199NE and AFT Connecticut workers on the impact of coronavirus at our health care facilities. #ProtectAllWorkers #CaregiversCount   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with …

Gov. Lamont announces 90-Day grace period for mortgage payments

#ProtectAllWorkers Effective March 31, 2020, Gov. Lamont announced that Connecticut residents economically impacted by COVID-19 may receive 90-day grace periods to make mortgage payments, while financial institutions agree not to negatively impact credit reports as a result of accepting payment …

A Union-made Solution to the PPE Shortage

Below is a UConn Health Labor Coalition report made publicly available and open to news media citation, reproduction and distribution in full or in part.  For questions or contact info contact Terri Reid at treidct@gmail.com or call 617.470.8985. UConn Health …

Home Health Aides Seek Basic Protections

by Lisa Backus | Mar 30, 2020 11:30am If Lynda Frank gets sick while working as a home personal care aide, she’s caught between the threat of passing the illness to her clients or not getting paid. “You don’t want to endanger …

Coronavirus brings new challenges for CT home health aides, clients

Social distancing is one way to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but for health care workers who provide care in people’s homes, especially for the elderly, that type of care brings heightened risks, experts say. Home health workers assist clients with …

DDS Exposure Protocol and Screening Checklist

The following protocol is based on standards reviewed and supported by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Public Health (DPH), and Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) Guidelines for Long-Term Care Facilities. Click here for the PDF …

State Team Video Updates / SEBAC Report and Statement 3.23.20

Earlier this week, members at Greater Bridgeport Mental Health Center, Connecticut Valley Hospital, and other facilities across the state were growing increasingly concerned about the lack of temperature screenings for staff entering facilities. Delegates throughout the Department of Mental Health …

Covid-19 FAQ

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Take Action – Regarding Home Care Workers and COVID-19

Act now and send this petition to the Commissioners regarding our well being amidst COVID-19! Toma acción ahora y envía esta petición a los Comisionados para velar por nuestro bienestar durante la crisis de COVID-19 To: DSS Commissioner Deidre Gifford, …

District 1199 Training & Upgrading Info on COVID-19 for PCA’s

PCA In Home Caregiver’s should stay informed with information from the State of CT DDS website: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus Concerning COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself and others. Here is a link that includes a Screening Flow Chart for you before …