Working Together to Protect State Employees' Health Amid COVID-19

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.

Please share this collective public service message, prepared for the members of the unions in the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC). The project was spearheaded by the UConn Health Labor Coalition, which includes the seven locals representing the health, academic and research staff at the public institution’s Farmington campus and satellite facilities.

Those unions are A&R Local 4200; Local 196 of AFSCME Council 4; University Health Professionals, Local 387: Connecticut Employee Union Independent; SEIU District 1199: UConn Health Center AAUP; and CT Police & Fire Union.

Special thanks to Dr. David Banach, MD/MPH of the UCH AAUP and Kate Falotico, RN, BSN of UHP Local 3837 for their contributions.  Thanks also to AFT CT Communications Director Matt O'Connor and AFT CT Videographer Neal Thomassen for their work.

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