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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 whether to give our union increased resources so we can take on the challenges and adversaries that threaten our union.
From December 1st- December 7th members cast ballots at voting locations across the state. Below are the voting results.
|QUESTION #1: Add child care workers to the list of workers in our Union’s jurisdiction?|
|CT State Employees||1391||321||27|
|CT Community Programs||189||25||3|
|CT Home Care||112||1||2|
|CT Nursing Homes||1582||65||8|
|Rhode Island (All)||496||47||3|
|QUESTION #2: Establishes a new dues schedule and increase the minimum and maximum dues levels|
|CT State Employees||1127||612||8||70|
|CT Community Programs||139||77||1||19|
|CT Home Care||112||1||1||14|
|CT Nursing Homes||1445||192||16||196|
|Rhode Island (All)||426||100||8||17|
|TOTAL #||3564||1009||38||336 * Provisional ballots were not determinative in any division|
Both questions were passed overwhelmingly by the membership. Question 2 having been adopted will reflect an increase in dues effective January 1, 2016. This new structure will set us on the path toward building a stronger union that is equipped to be successful in the 21st century.
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, determine your pay range. The pay range is the number to the left of the wage scale; e.g. PR 16 mental health assistant 1
HC 35 hours
XC 37.5 hours
FP 40 hours
HN 35 hours
XN 37.5 hours
FX 40 hours
Dentists DX -35 hrs; DY-37.5 hrs; DZ-40 hrs.
Physicians/Psychiatrists RX- 35 hrs; RY-37.5; RZ-40 hrs
Part time physicians
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 defied his demand for concessions. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit announced a settlement after nearly 12 years of litigation. The agreement is a testament to the courage and tenacity of workers who stood up for the rights of free speech.
Click here for a Q and A document with further information on how this may impact you. Settlement Q and A
Click on this link to read detailed questions and answers about changes to the state dental plan: Q and A on Changes in Dental Carriers
Approximately 53,000 state employees and new retirees (including many 1199 members) are enrolled in the Health Enhancement Program (HEP) — a program that provides financial incentives, including reduced premium share and waived deductibles, to promote employees and dependents obtaining regular age-appropriate screenings.
State Controller Kevin Lembo recently announced that 99 percent of HEP participants are participating in these preventive screenings. Union members are doing our part – helping to save lives and dollars. From Lembo’s office:
HEP is a new program designed to reduce emergency room visits and complications associated with chronic conditions (such as diabetes and heart disease) by emphasizing preventative care. The program was established through an agreement between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration and the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition.
“This Health Enhancement Program compliance blew away all expectations — and should be a strong signal about the potential long-term financial and health benefits to the state,” Lembo said. “My office is already seeing preliminary signs that HEP may be helping to drive down unnecessary emergency room visits and other costly acute care.
“While the rest of the country is experiencing health care cost increases of more than 8 percent — twice the general rate of inflation — Connecticut, as an employer, will see no increase this year. This is not a coincidence — but a direct result of health care innovations, including the Health Enhancement Program, that are moving the cost needle on health care.”