The following information has been taken from SEBAC's website, http://www.inthistogetherct.com/
Leaders of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) met Friday, May 27 and voted to recommend a tentative SEBAC agreement (SEBAC TA) with the Malloy Administration to be sent to union members. That agreement covers pension and healthcare benefits, but also includes a recommended framework for agreement on wages and other issues to individual bargaining units.
As part of that process, the state will offer individual agreements to each bargaining unit that are consistent with the framework in the SEBAC TA. Those individual units that reach agreement with their employers will bring those agreements to their members for ratification, along with the SEBAC Agreement.
The job security provisions of the overall framework are available only to unions that reach agreements on their individual contracts, which are consistent with the framework. All members will have a vote on the overall SEBAC agreement, but only members of a particular bargaining unit vote on their own unit contracts.
In the next few days, it is important that each member communicate with his or her union leadership to learn more about the provisions of the SEBAC TA, and the details of any bargaining unit agreement they may have. It is crucial that members take an active role to make sure they cast an informed ballot.
The votes on the SEBAC TA and any unit agreements will each be held in accordance with the rules of the particular unions, but here are the next steps that will affect everyone:
- Holding informational meetings for members to review final details and have their questions answered. Most of those meeting will be on a bargaining unit basis, but there will also be a statewide meeting on healthcare and grievance issues on June 4 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the State Armory in Hartford.
- Members vote on ratification of the SEBAC TA, and on their individual bargaining unit's TA, depending on bargaining unit rules; and
- SEBAC leadership cast final votes on the SEBAC TA, after individual bargaining units' steps are completed.