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

The Lamont administration has hired an outside consultant (Boston Consulting Group) to determine how the state can best generate revenues and cut costs. In the process, the administration is not simply bypassing SEBAC coalition but also missing the opportunity for genuine front line worker input on protecting and expanding public services. 

COALITION OF LABOR UNIONS LAUNCHES SECOND AD URGING A PEOPLE’S RECOVERY

 Digital and TV spots highlight widening wage and wealth inequality during pandemic

The open enrollment for state employees usually takes place in July of each year and is effective July 1. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, delayed open enrollment until September, with changes effective on October 1, 2020.

The document below has been prepared by leaders and staff of the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition. It is designed to provide questions and answers on the open enrollment process and your medical and prescription plan choices and more.

If you have questions, please reach out to the leadership of your SEBAC bargaining unit.

HARTFORD - The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) today issued the following statement on Governor Ned Lamont’s executive order providing workers who contracted COVID-19 on the job with presumed worker’s compensation coverage: 

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. His comments further renewed attempts by Republican legislators to push for unlawfully breaking collective bargaining agreements.

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 attempting to undermine state employees’ collective bargaining rights.

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 condemnation of our nation’s oldest pandemic – racism.  

Note: Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the pdf version of these statements.

Coalition Update:
as of May 9, 2020

To All State Employee Unions: