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  • 1199 PCAs at the Capitol 3.10.22CMS Funding Approval for PCAs a Boost for Health Care and Paid Time Off
    SEIU 1199NE has learned that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved federal funding for the home care Personal Care Attendant (PCA) contract in Connecticut. This approval marks the first time that PCAs will have access to a stipend to offset the cost of purchasing health insurance, which thousands of PCAs do not currently have as they earn more than the limit to qualify for HUSKY or Covered CT. This approval also will provide the first-ever paid time off benefits, and Read more...
  • Connecticut Must Staff and Expand Critical Health Care Services to Save Lives!
    https://youtu.be/Cjq8iF0EqmY Staffing critical health care services makes all the difference in saving lives. Right now, children in urgent need of support| are waiting to receive mental health care at top facilities like the Solnit Children’s Center. Connecticut must hire the frontline nurses and all other indispensable health care providers to ensure we reopen every unit available at Solnit for the children and families who need it. Across the state, Connecticut must restore and expand Read more...
  • Statement by SEIU 1199NE President Rob Baril on Today’s Supreme Court Decision Overturning Abortion Rights
    “The New England Health Care Employees Union, SEIU 1199NE, strongly supports the protection and advancement of women’s rights, including having the freedom of choice to exercise the reproductive right to safely terminate a pregnancy. The majority opinion issued today by the Supreme Court of the United States reversing the abortion rights that were settled in Roe v. Wade tramples on this fundamental freedom to choose and places thousands of people’s lives in peril. SEIU 1199NE President Read more...
  • Connecticut Nursing Home Workers to Join Day of Action, Launch National Campaign in Demand of Industrywide Reform with Pickets in Rocky Hill, Uncasville and West Haven
    On Wednesday, June 8, at 2:30 PM, SEIU 1199NE union caregivers are set to join a nationwide day of action in more than a dozen states by lifting their local demands as nursing home staff members and going national with their campaign. Nursing home workers have identified common issues nationally and are organizing around demands including safe staffing, unions for all, and quality, affordable care for residents. From Connecticut to California to Pennsylvania to Florida and beyond, Read more...
  • Health Care Frontline Staff to Rally at Capitol in Demand of Response and Action to District 1199’s Petition Letter Recently Delivered to Gov. Ned Lamont
    Union health care workers from the New England Health Care Employees Union, SEIU 1199NE, held a rally at the Capitol in demand of an official response and corresponding action to the Union’s petition letter regarding adjustments to the state’s budget. Budget adjustments are needed now to ensure that the new union contracts establishing livable wages, access to affordable health insurance and pension benefits are fully funded for fiscal year 2022-23. The State of Connecticut is nursing a $4 Read more...

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