As a labor union representing over 22,000 active and retired public service employees, we strive to provide the very best for our members. Our members have fought to establish, protect and increase public service employees' voices on the job. From bargaining at the negotiating table to lobbying at the State Capitol; from representing workers at the State Board of Labor Relations to testifying to the Connecticut General Assembly; from electing candidates committed to increasing opportunities for working families to holding politicians accountable once elected, we are the voice of Connecticut's public employees and retirees.
Our organization began as the labor and political advocacy organization for Connecticut state employees in 1941. Our members in State service and public employees in several Connecticut municipalities, townships, and school boards founded the Civil Service Employees Affiliates in 1969. The membership of both organizations saw the opportunity to be stronger together, and over the past 5 years have built a single, larger and more powerful public sector union for Connecticut.
We work in a wide array of state and local agencies, serving Connecticut's citizens in many areas that affect all of our daily lives, such as education, health and welfare, social services, public safety, criminal justice, transportation, environmental health, corrections, and services for the disabled.
We are also the largest and most influential retirement advocacy organization in Connecticut. Anyone retired from public state service, including those who did not have rights to representation on the job, as well as their spouses and partners, are eligible to join!
Any public sector employee in Connecticut without critical representation or protection for their labor rights may also sign a union card and petition their employer to recognize their desire to form a union; and we are here to help!