State Public Service Workers on Dan Malloy’s Election as Governor: “Ready to Work Together for a Connecticut that Works for All”

by Matt O'Connor on November 8th

Members of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) this morning are congratulating Dannel Malloy and Nancy Wyman on their win as the next governor and lieutenant governor of the state of Connecticut. The Secretary of the State announced the results Friday evening after final ballots were tabulated in the closest gubernatorial election in more than 50 years.

“We share a vision with the governor-elect of a Connecticut where families can look forward to a better future for their children and grandchildren,” said Patrice Peterson, the recently elected President of CSEA/SEIU Local 2001. “Our members do more than provide the services people need in hard times. They have long supported policies that bring good paying jobs to the middle class, healthcare for everyone, and livable cities, suburbs, and rural communities. Our unions’ members are ready to work together with Dan Malloy and Nancy Wyman for a Connecticut that works for all,” Peterson, a special education teacher with the state’s Department of Developmental Services (DDS), said.

“We know that great things happen when labor and management work together with common respect,” said Andrew Matthews, the President of the Connecticut State Police Union.” Dan Malloy and Nancy Wyman understand that the people of Connecticut want their leaders to make public safety a priority. Our mutual interest now is in helping all state agencies provide the services people need with the highest possible quality and efficiency. And it’s in helping to rebuild a state where decent jobs and quality of life are available to everyone, not just the rich few,” said Matthews, a sergeant in the Department of Public Safety’s State Police Division.

CSEA and the State Police Union are two of the thirteen unions in the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), which serves to unite approximately 45,000 Connecticut State Employees to address issues of common concern. To learn more about the coalition’s campaign for a fair budget and a livable state with great public services visit www.InThisTogetherCT.org.

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