News of Interest

On Thursday, July 15th Governor Lamont announced significant raises for 1,700 management-level state employees, below is SEBAC's response to this announcement:

SEBAC union leadership remains confident in the merits of our position and are optimistic that the Lamont Administration will review the facts of the case and agree to abide by the temporary

The Lamont administration has announced their plans today to, by June 1st, head towards a full reopening of State buildings and other State departments that have been fully or partially close

Governor Ned Lamont released a proposal for how the $2.6 billion in federal pandemic relief funds sent to Connecticut from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) will be spent. His administration included $10 million to compensate state employees forced to work on site or in the field during the pandemic. While the governor acknowledged that the matter is one for collective bargaining, he seeks to unilaterally set the total amount of money spent. The administration further indicated that state officials have “identified” 14,000 workers to whom the money would be sent.  

The following statement has been released by the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) in response to the Boston Consulting Group "report" released by the Administration today, March 31st:

While we appreciate that the Governor has accepted the demand presented by the Board of Education Union Coalition to develop a school-based vaccine rollout for our education community, we are deeply concerned that other essential workers who have continued to risk their health and the health of their family members remain left behind in the Administration’s age-based rollout.

"The governor’s budget assumes still more sacrifices from Connecticut’s public employees and working families, many of who have risked, and continue to risk, their lives every day to provide the much needed services that our most vulnerable populations have relied on before and during the pandemic, and all of who have already sacrificed so much in the interest of the people they serve.  

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SEBAC Unions Hold Press Conference at the State Capitol to Demand
Fair Contracts & Good Faith Negotiations from the Lamont’s Administration

STEP 1:
Click the Action Network Link HERE to send pre-written letters to Governor Lamont and the Legislative Leaders!