Public Employees

AFT Connecticut represents thousands of public employees in nearly all agencies in Connecticut’s Executive and Judicial branches, as well as the Office of Higher Education. Our members provide a diverse range of vital services; healthcare, vocational education, financial management and planning, probation and child support enforcement, higher education administration and faculty, banking and fiscal regulation, forensic investigations and analysis, and facilities inspection and enforcement.
Our federation is also part of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), which serves to unite all 15 unions representing approximately 45,000 full and part-time Connecticut state workers. The coalition was recognized in 1986 by Public Act 86-411 to negotiate with the state on healthcare and retirement security, which impact its individual unions' active members, as well as retirees.

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Click here to access updates on the status of the settlement in the SEBAC v. Rowland class action lawsuit, important court documents and other information.

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Click here to watch state workers share their stories and reflect on final court approval of the settlement in our lawsuit over former Governor Rowland's illegal retaliation against union members.

Spotlight: Labor Revenue Examiners & Accountants

For the month in which we celebrate Labor Day, we’re spotlighting union members who provide vital public services to Connecticut residents in between jobs and facing personal financial hardship. They are among the nearly 100 state workers at the Department of Labor (DOL) who make sure that critical unemployment assistance is delivered -- and have recently found themselves facing layoffs.

I Am My Union

In her annual Labor Day message, AFT President Randi Weingarten asks us all to consider the attacks unions face today and what they mean for all American working families. And she calls 1.5 million teachers, paraprofessionals and schools personnel, higher education faculty and staff, public employees, nurses and healthcare professionals to stand up and declare "I Am My Union:"

Court Hearing Set for Rowland Layoffs Settlement

State employee union members are receiving updates about the proposed settlement in the class action lawsuit against former Governor John Rowland at their homes and in their workplaces. Notices announcing a hearing on the settlement's final approval has been set for October 1 at the U.S. District Court in Hartford are being distributed to members employed since 2002.
Click here to access the latest worksite notice.

Spotlight: Judicial Branch Court Support Services Professionals

Each year in mid-July the professionals who provide vital pretrial, probation and parole supervision services are recognized for their efforts to keep our nation's communities safe and stable. Here in Connecticut it's an opportunity to spotlight union members who believe their mission is not just to ensure criminal and juvenile justice but to "act as agents of change."
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