State Employee News & Updates

This site is intended to provide state employee union-specific news and information from the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), including updates on the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on state employees. 

Please be sure to check the SEBAC website for the latest union coalition updates. 

Click here for the press release and video on our second union coalition ad buy calling on legislators and the governor to tax the rich. (Oct. 2020)

Click here for the coalition's Q&A for state employees on the upcoming open enrollment for medical and prescription coverage. (Sept. 4, 2020)

Click here for the coalition's press release and video on a labor coalition ad campaign calling for a "people's recovery." (Sept. 4, 2020)

Click here for updated OPM/DAS guidance regarding absences, requests for telework and/or changes in work schedules due to COVID-19 (Aug. 12, 2020)

Click here to read the coalition's statement on Gov. Lamont's executive order on presumptive workers' compensation coverage. (July 24, 2020)

Click here for the coalition's statement regarding state employee raises that gointo effect July 1. (June 22,  2020)

Click here for the coalition's agreement with the Lamont Administration on mandatory COVID-19 testing (Jun. 15, 2020).

Click here for the coalition's agreement with the Lamont Administration on mandatory COVID-19 testing (Jun. 15, 2020).

Click here for the coalition’s agreement with the administration on returning to work (June 15, 2020).

Click here for the coalition's update on protecting members' gains (Jun. 9, 2020).

Click here for an update on Pre-Retirement Limited Durable Power of Attorney (May 14, 2020).

Click here to respond to lawmakers' attempts to exploit the pandemic to undermine union contracts (May 12, 2020). *

Click here for the coalition update on leaders' May 5 meeting with the Lamont Administration (May 9, 2020).

Click here for the coalition's response to a legislative leader's push for more givebacks (Apr. 23, 2020).).

Click here for the latest SEBAC analysis, OPM/DAS guidelines and new housing protocols. (April 14, 2020) 

Click here for the official Judicial Branch website's COVID-19 updates page (Apr. 6, 2020).

Click here for the SEBAC Leadership Statement on the Administration's Response (March 26, 2020).

Click here to watch a video message on keeping state employees healthy (Mar. 20, 2020).

Click here for the official state COVID-19 website's state employees resources page (Mar. 19, 2020).

Click here for our national AFSCME union's COVID-19 resources for union members (Ongoing).

* Targets lawmakers in the State House of Representatives’ Republican caucus.