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'Do Not Destroy the Only Public Hospital in the State'

"I would ask for your help to make sure you do not carve up part of the state’s flagship university. Do not destroy the only public hospital in the state. We treat many underserved patients, we treat people with conditions that are not profitable."

President Bill Garrity to the UConn Health board of directors March 4, 2019

Public Sector Union Bills Introduced

  • HB 6926 requires public employers to provide employee lists to the exclusive bargaining agent at least once per calendar quarter.
  • HB 6930 requires public employers to provide unions access to new employee orientations so the union can inform new hires of their rights, responsibilities and the role of the union and the benefits provided.
  • HB 6935 requires public employers to consult with the union before issuing mass employee communications regarding their rights to either join or support a union.
  • HB 6936 requires public employers to honor the terms of the authorization process for employee payroll deductions for union dues.

Learn more in this report from the CT AFL-CIO. 

Scholarship Success Story

UHP scholarship funds helped member Sabine Donato Dabady return to school for her BSN, and last year she earned her MSN in the adult gerontology nurse practitioner program at Western Connecticut State University.

We Are Under Attack

Less than 60 days until the November 2018 election of a new Connecticut governor, we, as state employees, have a choice to make. Not just Republican or Democrat, not conservative or progressive, our choice should be a lot easier.

We are under attack and fighting for our livelihood. 

After Janus, We’re in It to Win It

(AFT, JUNE 28, 2018)--In a decision that surprised no one, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled against working people and in favor of billionaires and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, holding that requiring fair-share fees in public sector workplaces violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.