State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC)
2019 SEBAC Update
July 11, 2019
SEBAC and the Lamont administration met earlier this week to work on the details of a re-amortization of the state pension fund. Meetings will continue. This is part of our continuing effort to work with the Lamont Administration on “win-win” solutions for achieving efficiency that will benefit everyone. Completing the re-amortization of the state pension fund, adjusting the schedule to pay off Connecticut’s pension debt, will help stabilize state pensions and ensure obligations to current and future retirees are fully funded; it was included in the recently passed budget along with re-amortizing the Teacher’s Retirement Fund. None of the proposed savings would result in changes to the pension and health insurance benefits of state employees or retirees.
SEBAC will not be part of asking for more sacrifices for state employees, who have already given so much for the people we serve. Our 2017 agreement is saving Connecticut taxpayers $25 billion over the next 20 years, helping to close the chronic budget deficits that imperil vital public services.
2017 SEBAC Framework
The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) voted on 5-23-17 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 deficit.
Click here for the SEBAC Framework (this is not a Tentative Agreement)
Click here for Next Steps Q&A (updated 5/27/17)
Click here for Health Care Q & A (updated 6/19/17)
Preferred Radiology & Clinical Lab for Site of Service ( Added 7/13/17)
Click here for Future Retirees Q&A ( added 6/1/17)
Click here for Q&A on SERS Hybrid and ARP Effects (added 6/6/17)
SEBAC Financial Impact on Members Chart (added 6/7/17)
SEBAC Statement (from coalition)
May 23, 2017
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 deficit.
Click here for union leaders’ framework.
This framework and potential savings are a clear example of why collective bargaining is so imperative for our state. Without collective bargaining, the billions of dollars in savings from years of agreed upon state worker concessions would not have been realized. This was an important first step as middle-class workers are doing their part to help solve the budget deficit. Now is the time for legislators to ask the same of the state’s most wealthy and billion dollar corporations.
A final SEBAC agreement will rescind the layoff notices that have been issued since April, provide four years of layoff protection and extend state health care and retiree health care benefits for five years.
Within this framework, the administration must complete all unit negotiations before SEBAC can move forward towards a membership vote.
There are critics who have already come out against this framework because they believe that it does not cause enough pain for working families. These critics would undoubtedly stand against any agreement with SEBAC. Those individuals need to be reminded of the fact that state employees continue to save the state $1 billion annually through concessions.
We have always been willing to do our part.
Exploratory Discussion Phase (2016-2017)
2016 Legislative Session Updates re. SEBAC
Recent SEBAC Press
SEBAC V. Rowland Settlement
Healthcare/Retirement SEBAC Information