Category Archives: SEBAC

Push Back Against The Austerity Budget

The austerity budget that passed the legislature and was vetoed by the Governor cannot be a starting point for further budget negotiations. To find out if your legislator supported the austerity budget that was vetoed by the Governor, click here. Calls … Continue reading

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The 2016-2021 CSU-AAUP/BOR Collective Bargaining Agreement

CSU-AAUP members voted to ratify the CSU-AAUP/BOR Tentative Agreement and the SEBAC Tentative Agreement on July 17, 2017. Both agreements were passed by the Connecticut State House of Representatives on July 24 and then by the Connecticut State Senate on … Continue reading

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Senate Votes In Favor Of SEBAC Agreement

HARTFORD – Connecticut’s State Senate voted to approve the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition concession agreement on July 31, 2017.  Below is the statement from SEBAC on the vote: We commend the State Senators who voted yes and Lieutenant Governor … Continue reading

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Statement On The CT House Of Representatives Vote On SEBAC Agreement

CSU-AAUP commends the Connecticut House of Representatives on making an important vote to protect critical public services and move our state forward by approving the SEBAC 2017 agreement.  This agreement saves $24 billion over the next 20 years, eliminates 30 percent … Continue reading

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Legislators Threaten CSU-AAUP Contract, SEBAC Agreement

NEW BRITAIN, July 20, 2017 – This week, CSU-AAUP membership overwhelmingly voted to approve the SEBAC Agreement and the new CSU-AAUP/BOR Collective Bargaining Agreement. But now both of those hard-fought agreements are at risk of being thrown out by certain members … Continue reading

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State Employees Announce Vote To Affirm Labor Cost Savings Agreement With The Malloy Administration

Agreement Will Save The State of Connecticut $24 billion In Coming Years HARTFORD – State Employees gathered in Hartford at the CSEA Union Hall Tuesday, July 18, 2017, to announce that union members have voted to affirm the concession agreement … Continue reading

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CSU-AAUP Council, SEBAC Union Leaders Recommend Approval of the CSU-AAUP/BOR Collective Bargaining Agreement and SEBAC Tentative Agreement

This is a reminder to participate in the CSU-AAUP/BOR Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and SEBAC Tentative Agreement ratification vote. If you were a CSU-AAUP bargaining unit member in spring 2017, you are eligible to participate in the CSU-AAUP/BOR Collective Bargaining … Continue reading

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Tentative Agreement to Save Jobs & Benefits, Protect Public Services Moves Forward

Yesterday, June 25, State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) union leaders approved a tentative agreement (TA) for protecting members’ jobs and stabilizing benefits in order to assist in resolving the financial issues currently facing the state of Connecticut. The approval … Continue reading

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Obscenities And Posturing Abound At The State Capitol

New Britain – With only days to go until the end of the regular 2017 Legislative Session, political posturing is abundant at the Capitol. Republican leadership is making new forays into text-book examples of bad faith negotiating. Meanwhile, the GOP … Continue reading

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SEBAC Public Statement

The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) voted this afternoon to open formal discussions with the Malloy administration around a framework that will save jobs and save costs to help address the ongoing revenue shortfalls that have caused Connecticut’s budget … Continue reading

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From CSU-AAUP President Elena Tapia: 2017 Cost Savings Framework Announcement Update

Dear Colleagues: Leaders of the unions in the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) today met with officials from the governor’s administration as part of ongoing exploratory talks. We have voted to move forward with formal negotiations, based on an … Continue reading

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SEBAC Talks and CSU-AAUP Contract Negotiations Update

CSU-AAUP President and Chief Negotiator Elena Tapia gave an update on the CSU-AAUP Negotiations and the SEBAC Talks on Thursday, April 13, 2017. This is general information about the SEBAC Talks and more specific information about the local bargaining. When there … Continue reading

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Thousands descend on Capitol for Labor Committee hearing

Hartford, CT – Union Strong was the message of the day on Feb. 21 when thousands of union members – public and private sector workers alike – descended on the Capitol to push back legislation that would take away collective … Continue reading

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Proposed bill would “manage” faculty out of their rights

NEW BRITAIN, Feb. 23, 2017 –  With a plethora of anti-union and anti-state worker bills being introduced this session in the Connecticut General Assembly, there is one that stands out as the most egregious from a faculty perspective. SB 596 … Continue reading

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A message from the CSU-AAUP President

Dear CSU-AAUP Members: The Malloy administration requested to meet informally with SEBAC Leaders, and that discussion occurred November 23, 2016. The parties plan to meet informally again. Union leaders will brief their leadership bodies and negotiating committees. Further briefings and information … Continue reading

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SEBAC Response to Austerity Budget

As the Connecticut General Assembly votes this week on the state budget, SEBAC issued a statement responding to the draconian cuts that exist in the latest budget version negotiated between Democratic leaders and Governor Malloy. Read the SEBAC statement  here. … Continue reading

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SEBAC Statement in Response to Governor’s Layoffs Announcement

State workers help protect our environment, provide public safety, and affordable public education, and provide essential services to the elderly, the disabled, veterans and others in need. Eliminating more jobs from our economy is not the answer.  What is called for here … Continue reading

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Newest Issue Of Table Talk Is Available

The most recent Table Talk is now available and can be read here. Table Talk will be provided to you as a regular update after each contact negotiation session between the Board of Regents and CSU-AAUP. Table Talk is written … Continue reading

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If your legislator is Bob Duff, ask him to stand with working men and women!

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Malloy Administration Asks Unions To Reopen 2011 SEBAC Agreement

The following statement is from the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC): Governor Malloy, through his Office of Labor Relations, has formally requested a meeting with SEBAC unions to discuss “concessions in the area of pension and healthcare benefits.” Click … Continue reading

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DUE Justice Event Coming To Hartford

Join CSU-AAUP, other SEBAC unions, and community organizations that make up the DUE Justice coalition on April 4, 2016, as we hold politicians accountable and rate their commitment to the people of Connecticut on these five critical issues: Good Jobs … Continue reading

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UCPEA CBA Chamber Vote Action Alert

FROM: Elena Tapia, CSU-AAUP President TO: CSU-AAUP Members DATE: 3/1/16 SUBJ: Tell Legislators: Respect Collective Bargaining Dear CSU-AAUP Member: Members of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee last week criticized the contract recently ratified by union members in the UConn Professional Employees … Continue reading

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A Threat to Connecticut’s Quality of Life

HARTFORD –  Feb. 4, 2016 – Yesterday Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed deep cuts to public services and state workforce layoffs that threaten Connecticut’s quality of life. The governor also addressed contract negotiations with our unions and referred to us … Continue reading

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Summit on Inequality and Higher Education Feb. 10

Inequality has come to define the state of Connecticut. In 2015, we became the state with one of the largest income gaps between the top 1 percent and the bottom 99 percent. Connecticut also has the highest achievement gap in … Continue reading

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Join CSU-AAUP in a celebration of MLK

With the middle class shrinking, wages stagnating, voting rights under attack, and the rights of people to join in collective bargaining at risk, the need to unite together in a common struggle is paramount. On Saturday, Jan. 16, the weekend … Continue reading

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Q&A on Cigna serving as sole dental provider

CSU-AAUP received a number of questions and comments following the announcement that through competitive bidding, Cigna was selected as the sole provider of dental coverage for Connecticut employees and retirees beginning July 1, 2014. The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition … Continue reading

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HEP Compliance

While the Health Enhancement Program has already begun showing positive results in terms of improving health and lowering costs, there have been many glitches and imperfections in its beginning years of implementation.  Many state employees are still listed as non-compliant, … Continue reading

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New “Breakpoint” Agreement Improves Tiers 2, 2a, 3 & Hybrid Pensions

Increases for all members in Tiers 2, 2a & 3 and the Hybrid retiring on or after July 1, 2013 Change in pension multiplier affects all, but targets lower-paid employees A recent improvement to the formula used to calculate state … Continue reading

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“Salary Anomalies” and the Hybrid Retirement Plan

Are you in the Alternate Retirement Program (ARP) and interested in transferring to the Hybrid Retirement Plan but think you have a “salary anomaly?” Do you already have a “salary anomaly” review case pending? If so, please review the following … Continue reading

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SEBAC responds to press reports about the Hybrid Plan

Recent media reports have created some confusion about the impact of the newly created Hybrid Plan – and particularly of employees who exercise their right to move from the ARP to the Hybrid Plan – on the finances of the … Continue reading

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Notice to SERS, ARP, and Hybrid Plan participants

In March 2013, the State Comptroller and university Human Resources departments distributed information to eligible SERS (Tier II & IIA) and Hybrid Plan participants (see “Important Notice”). The letter states that “Beginning July 1, 2022 the Normal Retirement Date will … Continue reading

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Notice to ARP and Hybrid Plan participants (updated Q&A)

The State Comptroller and university Human Resources departments recently distributed information to eligible SERS (Tier II & IIA) and Hybrid Plan participants (see here). The letter states that “Beginning July 1, 2022 the Normal Retirement Date will be raised to … Continue reading

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Video of Hybrid Retirement Plan Discussion

Click here to view a video of the Hybrid Retirement Plan Discussion with SEBAC Attorney Dan Livingston that took place on 10/23/12 at CCSU. You must have Windows Media Player to play this content. Click HERE to download the correct player for your … Continue reading

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Handouts for the Hybrid Plan Presentation

SEBAC Attorney Dan Livingston presented information and answered questions at each of the four campuses about the Hybrid Retirement Plan. Please find the relevant handouts that were distributed at the meeting here.

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Q&A on the Health Enhancement Plan

Q&A on the Health Enhancement Plan

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Further Clarification on Hybrid 3/2

Further Clarification on Hybrid 3/2

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2/23/12 SEBAC Update on the Implementation of the Hybrid Retirement Plan

2/23/12 SEBAC Update on the Implementation of the Hybrid Retirement Plan

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2/19/12 SEBAC Update on the Implementation of the Hybrid Retirement Plan

2/9/12 SEBAC Update on the Implementation of the Hybrid Retirement Plan

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SEBAC Update on the Implementation of the Hybrid Retirement Plan

SEBAC Update on the Implementation of the Hybrid Retirement Plan

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