The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC)
The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) is made up of 15 public sector employee unions representing roughly 46,000 Connecticut state employees. SEBAC was recognized in 1986 under Conn. Acts 86-411 to negotiate with the State on healthcare and pension benefits for its individual unions’ active members, as well as retirees.
Members of the coalition’s individual unions work in a wide variety of State agencies, serving Connecticut citizens in many areas that affect all of our daily lives: public health, social services, education, public safety, environmental protection, criminal justice, transportation, corrections, and services for the blind, and developmentally disabled.
Members of SEBAC’s unions share the same values as the public they serve, because they are taxpayers and recipients of these same services, too. State public service workers know the value of working together as a collective force, and amplify their voice when joining forces on common issues. That’s why SEBAC also carries its members’ message to legislators and decision-makers at the State Capitol, and coordinates joint activities to advocate on broader issues that are important to all of Connecticut’s working families.
Since the first SEBAC agreement — a 1989 arbitration decision — SEBAC and the State have negotiated eight agreements that have modified state employee healthcare and pension benefits, created new employee benefit tiers, altered the State's contributions to the State Employees Retirement System (SERS), and/or delivered state budget savings through employee concessions.
Each SEBAC agreement can be downloaded from the SEBAC website.