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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!

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 …

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 …