Public Employees

AFT Connecticut represents thousands working in the state's executive and judicial branches, career and technical education system, colleges and universities, as well as for several local municipalities.
 
Our federation is also part of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), which serves to unite all 15 unions representing approximately 40,000 full and part-time Connecticut state workers. The coalition was recognized in 1986 to negotiate healthcare and retirement security, which impacts individual unions' active members, as well as retirees.
 
Leaders of unions representing municipal, public school and state employees have since January, 2019 met with senior representatives of the Lamont Administration to address budgetary and service delivery issues. Further concessions have not — and will not — be on the table during these discussions.
 
Click here for updates on the SEBAC v. Rowland lawsuit settlement (Mar., 2019).
 
Click here for our report on the first Lamont Administration meeting (Feb., 2019).
 
Click here for our report on adoption of the SEBAC 2017 agreement (Jun., 2017).
 
Click here for the signed SEBAC 2017 agreement (Jun., 2017).

AFT Announces 2014 Everyday Heroes

AFT has announced its 2014 "Everyday Heroes" after a nationwide nomination and voting process. Nine extraordinary women and men -- including four of our own AFT Connecticut-affiliated union members -- will be honored at the AFT's national convention in Los Angeles this July.
 
 

State Workers to Expand Wellness Program, Build on "Collaboration" to Achieve Savings

Hartford - Connecticut public service professionals today announced efforts to expand the Health Enhancement Program (HEP) to the state's municipalities and school districts through public education and engagement of local elected officials. A $25,000.00 "Solution-Driven Unionism" grant awarded in October by AFT to their Connecticut affiliate in recognition of the innovative employee wellness plan will help fund the campaign. The goal is to empower communities across Connecticut to model the negotiations between the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) and Governor Dannel P. Malloy that produced the HEP. 
 

AFT Connecticut Wins National AFT Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism

Rocky Hill - The American Federation of Teachers’ Connecticut affiliate has won the national union’s inaugural Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism for its work in protecting the jobs and benefits of state workers, while saving the state a projected $1.6 billion, AFT President Randi Weingarten announced today.
 

State of Connecticut Announces Special Open Enrollment for Same-Sex Spouses

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) that effectively barred same-sex married couples from being recognized as "spouses" for purposes of federal law. The State of Connecticut has announced a special open enrollment period for state employees and retirees who wish to add a same-sex spouse to the State’s health plan.

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