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The open enrollment for state employees usually takes place in July of each year and is effective July 1.

HARTFORD - The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) today issued the following statement on Governor Ned Lamont’s executive order providing workers who

The news media last week thrust state employees' contractual benefits into the spotlight following Governor Ned Lamont's public remarks at his daily COVD-19 (novel coronavirus) briefing. His comments further renewed attempts by Republican legislators to push for unlawfully breaking collective bargaining agreements.

Despite all that union members have done to provide crucial public services during the pandemic, and the billions we have saved through SEBAC agreements, anti-worker special interests are attempting to undermine state employees’ collective bargaining rights.

On behalf of 45,000 state employees represented through SEBAC, many of them staffing the front lines in the struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to raise our voice in unequivocal condemnation of our nation’s oldest pandemic – racism.  

Note: Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the pdf version of these statements.

Coalition Update:
as of May 9, 2020

To All State Employee Unions:

We want to call current and retired state employees’ attention to the limited durable power of attorney form that can be found at the Comptroller’s website.  

To our fellow state employee sisters and brothers:

As part of SEBAC’s effort to put a human face on the front line workers who are protecting the public from the coronavirus, we are asking members on the front lines to record a short video of their experience. Topics for videos could include telling us about your day, what are you seeing, and what you need to be more effective in this effort. 

On April 23, Senate Minority Leader Leonard Fasano wrote to SEBAC chief negotiator Daniel E. Livingston and asked that Connecticut public service workers delay their 3.5% general wage increase due July 1, 2020.

Click here to download and read the SEBAC Coalition response. You can read the full text of the letter here:

April 23, 2020

UConn Health Labor Coalition Driving Effort to Protect Health Care Workers and Their Patients

A mass 3D-printing effort is underway on the UConn Health and UConn Storrs campuses to help address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.

The result is a relatively simple and inexpensive plastic frame that creates a proper seal on the much-sought-after N95 respirator mask.