Public Employees

AFT Connecticut represents thousands working in the state’s executive and judicial branches, as well as the career and technical education system, colleges and universities, in addition to several local municipalities. Our federation is also part of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), which serves to unite the major unions representing over 40,000 full and part-time Connecticut state workers.

Timely updates and relevant resources for members of SEBAC-affiliated locals are available at the coalition’s website, linked above.

Click here for SEBAC v. Rowland lawsuit settlement information from the firm representing the coalition (Nov., 2022).

State workers whose rights to collective bargaining have been historically restricted under the law are also a part of our labor family. Since the 2017 affiliation with the Association of Managerial Employees in the Connecticut State Service (AMECSS), hundreds have joined together for a stronger voice on the job.

Click here to send email requesting more information about our Managerial + Exempt (M+E) Employees (or access their website at the Locals section, linked above).

Public Employees News

  • Restoring Trust and Demanding Truth for the Community

    Despite claims by some state and college officials, sufficient resources are available to fully fund the dreams of students in our public higher education institutions. That is the clear message of a recently published commentary by the president of our AFT Connecticut-affiliated UConn-AAUP, which represents teaching and research faculty at the state’s flagship university. History…

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  • Benefitting the Common Good by Bolstering Our Human Capital

    The roots of the public service crisis gripping communities across the nation run deep and sprouted more than a decade ago. Lyle Scruggs (in photo, above), a member of our affiliated UConn-AAUP, unearthed the seeds of short-staffing in state agencies in a recently published commentary. A professor of political science at the University of Connecticut…

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  • Tapping the Collective “Potential to Revolutionize Our Work”

    Members of AFT Connecticut-affiliated public employee unions joined their colleagues from across the country last month to brainstorm solutions to shared challenges. They came together in Baltimore to tackle issues impacting their workplaces and communities ranging from staffing shortages to artificial intelligence (AI). Guided by the theme of the professional issues conference (PIC) for their…

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