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 leaders participate as possible. You can access the call by clicking the links below.
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!
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 40 workers from DMHAS, including mental health workers, nurses, psychologists and other union health care
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 — the COVID pandemic continues to wreak havoc. This global pandemic is exposing the interlocking crises
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 with state employee leaders to ask that members “help with the pain we are all
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 disease. One of our co-workers volunteered to work on the COVID19 unit and ended up
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 concerns. Shirley Watson, a social worker at Macdougall-Walker Correctional Facility in Somers insisted that inmates
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 as soon as he started showing symptoms. Once he tested positive, authorities placed him in
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 email@example.com or call 617.470.8985. UConn Health Labor Coalition Driving Effort to Protect Health Care Workers and Their Patients A mass 3D-printing
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
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 and Addiction Services decided to collectively demand a process of systematic screenings at their labor-management