News of Interest

Feb. 19, 2019: Leaders of the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) issued this response to Gov.

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 eff

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

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. 

Retired State Employee and CSEA leader Mike O'Brien says it's time to stop the unfair, deceptive attacks on the rights of unionized public service workers.

In an editorial published by the Hartford Courant, O'Brien convincingly argues that attacking the pensions of current retirees is not only unconstitutional but an immoral idea to steal property from retirees.

A secure middle class depends not only on workers earning fair and stable incomes but also on their ability to sufficiently save for the future. When families live paycheck to paycheck, unexpected sickness or layoffs can spark years of compounding hardships. But when families can build up savings, they not only are able to prepare for such emergencies but also to plan to buy a home, send their children to college, start a business, or switch to a career better suited to their skills and needs, all of which help ensure an economically more secure future.