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.

Nursing Home Strike Withdrawn Upon Contract Agreement with iCare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 …

Nursing Home Workers Ready to Strike in Demand of Higher Wages, Adequate Staffing

Nursing Home Workers Ready to Strike in Demand of Higher Wages, Adequate Staffing Numbers and Protection of Quality Services for Connecticut’s Residents Over 2,500 nursing home caregivers across the state are standing in unity to improve the health care services …

We stand with the Stop & Shop workers!

31,000 workers at Stop & Shops across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have gone on strike. Management at Stop & Shop presented their “final offer” to their workers, which included significant cuts to healthcare, massive increases (over 100% in some …

Yale New Haven Hospital, SEIU sign 5-year contract

Congratulations to members at Yale New Haven Hospital on securing a contract with the Union, read more here: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments …

Watch as 1199 member Denitra Pearson expresses the importance of Paid Family & Medical Leave in CT

As a working mother in Connecticut, SEIU1199 member Denitra Pearson experiences firsthand the importance of having the freedom of Paid Family & Medical Leave. Connecticut can be a place where working families can afford to have the freedom of caring …

Licensed Practical Nurses at Salmon Brook have reached a tentative agreement for their first Union contract!

Licensed Practical Nurses at Salmon Brook have reached a tentative agreement for their first #Union contract! The contract includes improvements in benefits, wages, fairness and overall rights on the job. Congratulations! #WeRise #WeWin #StrongerTogether #UnionPower — with Salmon Brook Skilled …

Learn more about benefits for your home care services

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5 years after being turned back by the boss, LPNs at Regal Care of Southport win 28-1!

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Connecticut caregivers at SEIU 1199 NE support Senate Bill 375

Connecticut caregivers support Senate Bill 375. We need to hold nursing homes accountable for providing adequate staffing numbers on every shift so our loved ones can get the quality care that all nursing home residents deserve. Passing #SB375 will allow caregivers to …