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 be submitted to the General Assembly for approval. This is part of our continuing effort
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 working shifts that have stretched as long as 24 hours. State lawmakers recently pumped an
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 result of labor concessions. Neither 1199 nor SEBAC will be part of negotiating more sacrifices
Union officers and caregivers are working together with administrators from Genesis HealthCare to secure the jobs of approximately 2,000 caregivers and nursing home services for 1,400 residents. State policy mandates that nursing homes under 70% occupancy could potentially lose funding as of July 1, 2019 with no opportunity to improve their resident census, occupancy level
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 for workers like herself. “Today we are celebrating a law that will give working people
Strike deadline remains in effect, pending contract settlements with nursing home owners Nursing home workers cheered a new funding proposal of Medicaid increases for nursing homes rates that was endorsed by Governor Ned Lamont’s administration Monday night. The proposal, with a 2% rate increase in July 1, 2019, 1% in October 1, 2020, and 1%
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 the Department of Correction. “The commissioner tasked us with forming a staffing subcommittee to determine
#STRIKE #CTNursingHomes More than 2,500 nursing home caregivers will be forced to walk out of their jobs on June 3rd until proper funding is provided to raise their take-home pay. #STRIKING is a last resort for workers who care dearly about the residents and patients they serve every day. Some workers are making as little
Mayor Luke Bronin writes in today’s Hartford Courant in support of raising wages for nursing home caregivers:
State nursing home workers deserve a modest raise Luke Bronin and Rob Baril Every day, over 1,300 Hartford residents go to work to care for the sick, the elderly, and the disabled in our nursing homes — caring for those most in need and compassionately aiding our elders in their final years. They are the
In leiu of May 1st strike, 1199 members held a press conference and a lobby day – nursing home workers deserve better!
Watch the press conference here!