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 remained off the table during these discussions.
 
An agreement was in mid July reached that will help stabilize state pensions and ensure obligations to current and future retirees are fully funded.
 
Click here for a coalition update and signed memorandum (Jul., 2019).
 
Click here for our update on recent Lamont Administration meetings (Jun., 2019).
 
Click here for updates on the SEBAC v. Rowland lawsuit settlement (Mar., 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).

Stipulated agreement concerning "late" removal of dependents

A state employee's divorce may end a former spouse's eligibility for family medical coverage. A penalty may have to be paid if the spouse is not promptly removed from the state's health insurance plan.

SEBAC Longevity Grievance Hearing

The State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) grievance on management receiving a longevity payment when unionized employees did not, will be heard by Arbitrator Roberta Golick on Dec. 13, 2012.

Republican theft of pension funds led to current crisis

Pensions work better than a 401(k) when they are funded properly. But what happens when a state or city underfunds their pension system?

Experts Correct Myths about Public Employee Pensions

In politics and policymaking, the facts aren't always convenient. Such is the case with public employee defined-benefit retirement plans and the policymakers who want to dismantle them.

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