Category Archives: Collective Bargaining

SEBAC Sends Letter To Hartford Healthcare: Stop Using Our Members As Pawns

In response to the countless CSU-AAUP members and retirees caught up in a power struggle between Anthem and Hartford Healthcare and who are facing loss of access to doctors and mounting medical costs, the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition today … Continue reading

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The Latest Issue Of Union News Is Here

The October issue of Union News looks at the newly passed budget and how it will affect our CSUs, rising inequality among faculty on college campuses, and a statement of solidarity with fellow higher education unions. The fact that the … Continue reading

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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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CSU-AAUP ACTION ALERT! Help Defend Public Higher Education From Decimating Budget Cuts

Connecticut legislators passed a state budget early Saturday morning that attacks quality public higher education in Connecticut. The budget slashes funding to the CSUs, which will in turn burden students and their families with higher tuition costs, program cuts, and … 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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Help Protect our Freedom to Negotiate

In Connecticut, we value our freedom. Working people deserve the same freedom corporate CEOs have: the freedom to negotiate a fair return on our work so we can provide for our families. But corporate CEOs are working with state politicians to chip … 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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CSU Faculty Leadership Group Statement on President Ojakian’s “Students First” Proposal

On April 3, 2017, CSCU President Mark Ojakian dropped a bombshell — the “Students First” Plan — into the hands of the employees of the CSCU System.  Three days later, the Board of Regents approved that plan with little discussion … Continue reading

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National AAUP leaders speak out on threats to faculty, higher education

Washington, D.C. – Shortly after the 2016 election, the AAUP warned that we could be facing the greatest threat to academic freedom since the McCarthy period. It now appears that such a warning was not misplaced. Extremists in the administration, … 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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And so it begins…CSU-AAUP responds to Governor’s State of the State Address

HARTFORD, Jan. 4, 2017 – Gov. Malloy’s reference to “state employee concessions” during his State of the State address may give some the impression that the governor expects a small minority of the population to resolve Connecticut’s fiscal challenges. The … Continue reading

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Goodbye ugly sweaters; hello ugly session

December’s Union News takes a look at the upcoming legislative session, including a list of pre-filed bills that are anti-worker and anti-immigrant, as well as a letter from the Office of Policy and Management on the burgeoning budget deficit. These … 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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CSU-AAUP stands in solidarity with Pennsylvania faculty

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Sign the pledge to be a Higher Education Voter

Please click here  and pledge to be a Higher Education Voter and vote for candidates this election year who support quality public higher education. This national pledge drive is brought to you by Faculty Forward. Public higher education has been … Continue reading

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CSU-AAUP signs contract extension agreement

With the current Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire August 25, 2016, CSU-AAUP has signed a contract extension agreement with the Board of Regents. The agreement was signed by both parties on July 19, 2016. Please click here to see … Continue reading

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Newest Table Talk is available

Table Talk is written by the CSU-AAUP negotiating team after each negotiating session and distributed to members. To read the most recent issue of Table Talk, please click here.

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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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Open Letter to Students from BOR President Mark Ojakian

In the wake of some of the most dire budget predictions and shortfalls coming from the Capitol, Board of Regents President Mark Ojakian on March 23, 2016, issued an open letter to students detailing increases in tuition across the CSCU … 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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Table Talk Session 13 and 14

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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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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Summit on Inequality in Higher Education Fills the House

The Constitution Room at CCSU’s Memorial Hall was standing-room only throughout CSU-AAUP’s Feb. 10, 2016, Summit on Inequality and the Crisis of Public Higher Education.  Expert panelists, legislators, community leaders and advocates launched an important conversation on the direction public … Continue reading

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Issue 11 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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Issue 10 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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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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Table Talk December 17, 2015, and January 14, 2016

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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2015 Quotation Of The Year Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that at its December 10, 2015, meeting the CSU-AAUP Council gave, by unanimous vote, its 2015 Quotation of the Year Award to the following statement made by Mr. Nicholas M. Donofrio, Chairman of the Connecticut … Continue reading

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Faculty Senates Pass Statement Critical of BOR Contract Proposals

Faculty/University Senates at Southern, Central and Western Connecticut State Universities have unanimously passed a statement calling for the Board of Regents to bargain in good faith. Stating the BOR proposals are “misguided, troubling, and, in the end, will leave our … Continue reading

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Table Talk, December 3, 2015

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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CCSU Student Government Association Resolution

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, the CCSU Student Government Association passed unanimously a Resolution In Support of Quality Higher Education. We applaud their efforts and passion at defending quality public higher education in Connecticut. Contract Resolution  

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Time to step up, not shut up

Board of Regents President Mark Ojakian spoke on WNPR’s “Where We Live” show Monday morning about the AAUP Contract Proposals.  He made it clear that the BOR’s proposals are still on the table. Although one “drafting” error had been corrected, … Continue reading

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Table Talk November 5, 2015

The most recent issue of 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 … Continue reading

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Table Talk, October 29, 2015

The most recent issue of 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 … Continue reading

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Table Talk, October 19, 2015

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 by members of … Continue reading

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Table Talk October 5, 2015

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 by members of … Continue reading

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Hurdles on the Horizon Conference

Faculty and staff from the four CSUs, state community colleges, Charter Oak State College, and the CSCU Board of Regents joined together recently at Manchester Community College for Hurdles on the Horizon: Governance & Student Success in the Connecticut State … Continue reading

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