State Employees

On this page, you will find ongoing updates about the activities of 1199 members who work for the State of Connecticut.  You can view a PDF of the 1199 State Employees Contract by clicking here.  Scroll below to read any current posts – and check back soon for updates!

Even with expanding COVID-19 testing, DOC employees describe ‘a perfect storm’ within Connecticut prisons and jails

Even as the state Department of Correction significantly expands COVID-19 testing of incarcerated people, agency employees say that deep concerns persist about adequate social distancing and medical staffing in Connecticut prisons and jails. Gabby Bottino, an LPN at Osborn Correctional …

Details for the Delegate Assembly – RSVP by Monday 5/25!

We are hosting a State Delegate meeting via Zoom on Thursday, May 28 at 11AM and a second meeting at 7PM. We will be discussing our 2020 – 2021 contract campaign so it is important that as many of our …

DMHAS Workers Participate in Caravan to Protect Essential Mental Health Services during COVID-19 Pandemic

State mental health workers participated in a car caravan Thursday to express their concerns over the growing denial of care services at the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and projected cuts as we face the COVID-19 pandemic. Over …

DMHAS Members – Join the Movement!

Dear 1199 Member: Over the last month, more than 1,400 DMHAS 1199 members have signed a petition to Commissioner Delphin-Rittmon; our delegates have had two meetings with DMHAS Administration, and we are seeing some progress on our demands. However — …

SEBAC Union Leadership Comments on Meeting with Administration (Updated 5.9.20)

Coalition Update: as of May 9, 2020 To All State Employee Unions: On May 1st, in response to questions about contractual raises due to state employees in the next fiscal year, Governor Lamont publicly stated his administration’s intent to meet …

CT State Workers Keep Essential Services in Operation Through COVID-19 Crisis

Connecticut state essential workers from Southbury Training School, the Department of Correction, Connecticut Valley Hospital and other agencies will share their stories from the front lines of novel coronavirus. “Three of our co-workers have lost their lives to this terrible …

Corrections employees put on rolling rally to protest Covid-19 conditions at work

Car horns blared outside the headquarters of the Department of Corrections in Wethersfield where employees who work the prison system held a “Public Safety Caravan”. About 30 cars adorned with signs and full of workers showed up to voice their …

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 …

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 …

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 Guidance 3.19.20

Attached is the latest COVID-19 Guidance from DAS/OPM. COVID 19 guidance – March 19 2020 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post …

1199 State Employees: SEBAC 3.15 Report on COVID-19

On March 13th 2020, SEBAC leaders met with Secretary Melissa McCaw from OPM and Undersecretary Fae Brown-Brewton from OLR to make sure that the perspectives of frontline workers are heard as the State’s response to the COVID-19 emergency evolves. Here …

Re: COVID 19-related personnel situations in state agencies

To: Connecticut State Agencies From: The Office of Policy & Management and the Department of Administrative Services Date: March 4, 2020 Re: COVID 19-related personnel situations in state agencies In the past when the State faced pandemic situations such as …

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 …

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 …

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 …