The economy is tougher than it's ever been. Cutting vital public services like education, healthcare and public safety will only leave families suffering more.
Leaders of the unions in the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) on Friday filed a State Prohibitive Practice (SPP) charge with the Connecticut Board of Labor Relations. At issue is the State’s offer to certain employees the ability to retire with 25 years of service regardless of age. The State made that offer without notice to or bargaining with SEBAC — and without making it available to the vast majority of the state’s workforce. Read more…
State employees have ratified an agreement to save $1.6 billion for taxpayers and avoid painful service cuts and program shutdowns. But the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is refusing to re-open admissions to Early Connections for families in need of Birth to Three services.
Now that union members have approved them, the revised SEBAC 2011 agreement and companion collective bargaining agreements have been filed with the General Assembly. Legislative leaders have announced they will allow them to be approved automatically on September 1.
Watch rank-and-file state employees share why they voted YES to take charge of their future for themselves and the public they serve.