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On April 1, the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) filed a contract agreement reached between SEBAC and Gov. Ned Lamont's administration with the General Assembly for legislative approval.

The American Rescue Plan, which AFSCME members helped make a reality and which President Joe Biden signed into law a year ago, provided $350 billion in funding to states, cities and towns.

More than a dozen Council 4 AFSCME members recently joined hundreds of frontline workers and supporters to urge legislators to provide pandemic hazard pay to essential employees.

All 35 Local Bargaining Tables Reach Tentative Agreements;
Next Step: Ratification Votes

March 8, 2022--After over a year of negotiations with the Lamont Administration at both the coalition and local union levels, – including “outside employers” like the Judicial Branch, Higher Ed, Criminal Justice and the Public Defenders –  local unions at all 35 bargaining tables in the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) have reached tentative agreements that will proudly be reported to members in their entirety. 

State employees and union leaders spoke out during a virtual press conference March 1 demanding government investment in public services to help bridge the racial and economic gap in Connecticut.

The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) gathered employees from various state agencies, union leaders and state legislators to call on Gov. Ned Lamont and legislative leaders of both parties to publicly commit to protecting and expanding — not shrinking and privatizing — state services.

Today, following President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the United States Supreme Court, AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued a statement praising the historic selection.