News of Interest

The following statement has been released by the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) in response to the Boston Consulting Group "report" rel

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

To our fellow state employee sisters and brothers:

As part of SEBAC’s effort to put a human face on the front line workers who are protecting the public from the coronavirus, we are asking members on the front lines to record a short video of their experience. Topics for videos could include telling us about your day, what are you seeing, and what you need to be more effective in this effort. 

On April 23, Senate Minority Leader Leonard Fasano wrote to SEBAC chief negotiator Daniel E. Livingston and asked that Connecticut public service workers delay their 3.5% general wage increase due July 1, 2020.

Click here to download and read the SEBAC Coalition response. You can read the full text of the letter here:

April 23, 2020

UConn Health Labor Coalition Driving Effort to Protect Health Care Workers and Their Patients

A mass 3D-printing effort is underway on the UConn Health and UConn Storrs campuses to help address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.

The result is a relatively simple and inexpensive plastic frame that creates a proper seal on the much-sought-after N95 respirator mask.

Union leaders from SEBAC (the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition) have been combining efforts to make sure that the perspectives of frontline workers are being heard as the State’s response to COVID-19 evolves. 

Comptroller Kevin Lembo recently issued the state’s first annual SEBAC Savings Analysis Report, detailing how the 2017 State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) agreement has saved Connecticut $1.7 billion since 2018. 

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.

Despite high levels of stress on the job, many state and local workers say they highly value serving the public and their communities and feel generally satisfied with their jobs.

This finding, from a national survey commissioned by the National Institute on Retirement Security, will not surprise public service workers who work in state and local government.