News of Interest

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.

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 attemptin

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 cond

Governor Ned Lamont in mid March offered his personal thanks and gratitude to state employees weathering the impact of the global COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic on Connecticut. His message was amplified by unionized public health professionals who provided personal infection prevention tips, help with identifying symptoms and steps for seeking text and treatment of the disease.

Despite high levels of stress on the job, many state and local workers say they highly value serving the public and their communities and feel generally satisfied with their jobs.

This finding, from a national survey commissioned by the National Institute on Retirement Security, will not surprise public service workers who work in state and local government.

Labor unions are continuing to gain momentum, with the latest proof coming from a new Gallup poll, which shows that 64 percent of Americans approve of unions, a near 50-year high.

More and more people, regardless of political party, view unions as essential to levelling the playing field, providing economic security and unrigging a system that’s for too long favored the wealthy and powerful.

Feb. 19, 2019: Leaders of the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) issued this response to Gov. Lamont's proposal to reduce future pension benefits:

Connecticut's state pension system provides modest benefits, positively impacts economic activity in our state, and is finally on the path to stable funding -- thanks in no small measure to the efforts of state employees and their unions.

Click here for the SEBAC Fact Sheet on Pensions.

State employees did not cause CT’s budget problems - but have repeatedly . sacrificed to be part of the solution.

In 2019, let’s work together to find fair and reasonable ways to raise revenues and achieve savings to balance the state budget.

Click here for the SEBAC Fact Sheet on Income Inequality.

Approval of labor unions hit its highest level in 15 years, according to a survey released by Gallup.

The poll, whose results were announced today, shows that most Americans know unions remain the most effective vehicle for the power in numbers working people need to secure their rights and freedoms, as well as provide a pathway to the middle class.