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Big Showing at Omnibus Bill Hearing

What a turnout for UHP at a public hearing for important legislation that includes many of the worker benefits we've been fighting for during the pandemic! Five of our members testified before the Labor and Public Employees Committee in favor of what's become known as the "COVID-19 omnibus bill" March 11, and a dozen others sumitted written testimony. The measure would provide hazard pay, revise worker's compensation standards, and improve PPE supplies. This is a fight not just for us, but for health care workers throughout Connecticut!

Rep of the Year: Ron Salonia

We congratulate perfusionist Ron Salonia, our 2020 Union Rep of the Year!

Our announcement is belated; normally we present this award at our annual business convention, but... you know how last year went.


Nurse Staffing MOAs Signed

DECEMBER 23, 2020 — President Bill Garrity announced a series of memoranda of agreement (MOA) reached with management to try to address coverage of nursing shifts in critically understaffed areas.

See the documents and watch Bill's video message about them.


COVID-19 vaccine town hall addresses members’ questions

The COVID-19 vaccination rollout is underway in the United States, and many healthcare workers, nursing home staff and residents who received the vaccine in early January are already getting their second shots. Meanwhile, more essential workers, including teachers, are in the queue for the next round of vaccinations. A town hall held Jan. 12 and sponsored by the AFT; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; the National Education Association; and the Service Employees International Union gave union members a chance to hear from a panel of the nation’s leading experts on the COVID-19 vaccine. Watch a video of the event, where panelists answered questions on a variety of issues ranging from vaccine safety and efficacy to equitable distribution.