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!

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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SEIU 1199 New England President Rob Baril issues a response to Governor Ned Lamont’s proposed state budget

Below is a statement issued from SEIU 1199 New England President Rob Baril in response to Governor Ned Lamont’s proposed state budget: “We appreciate Governor Lamont’s spirit to bring all parties to the table so we can fix Connecticut’s looming …

Connecticut labor leaders call for tax hikes for the wealthy and other ‘alternatives to austerity’

Labor leaders are calling on Governor Ned Lamont to keep tax hikes for the rich on the table as the legislature looks to solve Connecticut’s budget crisis. Asserting that Connecticut’s wealthiest residents can afford to pay more, a group of …

DENIED: A LOOK INTO INMATE HEALTH CARE

For the past couple of weeks, 1199 has been working with the Connecticut Mirror to follow up on staffing levels and quality of services at the Department of Correction. On December 20th, The Mirror reported extensively in a Special Report …

A Target On Our Backs

The five Republicans running for Governor in next Tuesday’s primary may differ on minor issues but on some big things, they agree: if elected Governor, all five would reopen our SEBAC agreement. They are united in blaming State Workers for …

New State Contract Pay Tables

State Employees, please use the links for the pay tables for the new State contract.  The tables are organized based on the hours you work weekly. P-1 Members click here P-1 Doctors click here P-1 Dentists click here NP-6 Members …

Governor Malloy Issues an Executive Order for Whiting Forensic Division

On Tuesday, January 2nd, Governor Malloy issued an executive order to change the structure of Connecticut’s only maximum-security hospital, Whiting Forensic Division. The order was signed, separating the Whiting Forensic Division from Connecticut Valley Hospital — a state-run psychiatric hospital …

The 2017 SEBAC Agreement is Available here!

The passage of the SEBAC agreement secures $1.5 billion in savings in the biennium and $24 billion over the next two decades while protecting vital public services, that all Connecticut residents depend on. In order to assist in resolving the financial …

The new Health Care Bargaining Units Contract Summary is available here!

ATTENTION: Members of 1199 NE Connecticut/Rhode Island New England Health Care Employees Union/SEIU RE: GENERAL NOTICE NO. 2017-10 The following summarizes the substantive changes contained in the 2016-2021 Professional (P­l) and Paraprofessional (NP-6) Health Care Bargaining Units Contract. Please note …

Career Mobility Fall 2017 Application

Click the link to get the PDF for CAREER MOBILITY FALL 2017 APPLICATION!       Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this …

NEW 1199 AD ON BUDGET CASTS KLARIDES AND FASANO CAST AS “PROTECTORS OF BILLIONAIRES”AS CT AWAITS HEROES

The new ad out today sets Connecticut’s budget drama in an action movie trailer.   The ad sets the stage by opening “In a state where some legislators side with corporate lobbyists to protect billionaires and corporations while attacking middle class …

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 …

Wage Increases for State Employees

State employees will be receiving a wage increase effective July 1, 2015. First, determine your bargaining unit: you are either a NP-6 (10) or P-1 (11) Second, determine your weekly hours of work e.g. 35, 37.5 or 40 hours Third, …

Settlement in Rowland’s Violation of Union Rights

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that stemmed from a massive layoff of unionized state workers in 2003.  The suit claimed that the Rowland administration structured the layoffs to punish unions who supported his Democratic opponent and then …