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Union members who participate in the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) who can no longer work due to a disability depend on a lifetime retirement allowance and health insurance.

Union members who participate in the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) who can no longer work due to a disability depend on  a lifetime retirement allowance and health insurance.

SEBAC released the following statement following the death of CTDOT employee Andrew DiDomenico, 26, who was killed today while working on the Wharton Brook Connector in Wallingford:

Connecticut has a duopoly healthcare system with Hartford Healthcare and Yale New Haven controlling approximately two thirds of the entire health care market. We have lost 21 independent, community-focused hospitals, leaving just six open. We have one remaining public hospital – John Dempsey Hospital– which is an essential part of the state’s flagship academic medical center, UConn Health. 

[Hartford, CT] -  State employee labor leaders and local elected officials are reiterating their shared vision for UConn Health as a growing independent system combining top quality research, instruction and clinical services. They are responding to today’s release of a report on the facility’s fiscal health by the corporate-oriented Cain Brothers, a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets, an out-of-state investment banking firm with a vested interest in hospital consolidations. 

“We share our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of State Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier, who was killed today in the line of duty. He leaves behind his wife and two young children.

"Everyday members on the frontline risk their lives for the safety and betterment of our communities - each life lost is one too many in the name of public service. We’ll continue to share thoughts and prayers in their name.”

State Employees’ Reopener, Recruitment and Retention Agreement Overwhelmingly Passes General Assembly

Agreement supports protection and expansion of communities’ access to stable, reliable public safety, health, education and additional services

[Hartford, CT] - The favorable votes by the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee on the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) Reopener, Recruitment and Retention confirms lawmakers’ - from both parties - commitment to protecting the vital public services that all 3.6 million Connecticut residents rely on.  

[Hartford, CT] - Today, the reopener agreement reached between the Lamont Administration and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) was filed with the General Assembly for legislative approval. The framework, ratified by members of the coalition’s unions, includes a 2.5% general wage increase plus a “step” pay scale advancement. The agreement's raises track with private sector income growth and are consistent with the current SEBAC contract, as well as those lawmakers recently approved for the State Police. 

Core collective bargaining agreement secured to raise wages 2.5% plus steps for all members of coalition bargaining units. 

The risk-sharing provision of the Tier IV pension plan – which covers most state employees hired after 7/31/2017 – was implemented for the first time on July 1, 2023 and will run through June 30, 2024. That provision permits the State to increase employee contributions by half of the amount by which the plan’s investment returns failed to reach the projected average amount of 6.9% in the prior calendar year, up to a maximum of  2%.