Meet the Working Men and Women Represented by the SEIU Connecticut State Council
SEIU members come from all across the state and all walks of life. We believe that when we speak with one voice, we can demand accountability from our elected leaders and articulate a vision of economic security, true justice for all, and extending the American Dream to all of our state’s residents.
SEIU District 1199 New England
Often called “my favorite union” by Martin Luther King Jr., District 1199 is a bold, democratic labor organization with a long activist tradition. They are the largest health care union in New England with over 19,000 members in Connecticut alone, including nurses, nursing assistants, technicians, clerical employees, cooks, case managers, direct care workers, doctors, maintenance staff, and home care workers. The majority of our members and staff are women, people of color, and/or immigrants and work in state service, nursing homes, hospitals, community programs for the developmentally disabled, and other important programs.
CSEA/SEIU Local 2001
CSEA SEIU Local 2001 represents 25,000 members in both the private and public sectors, covering active and retired state workers, municipal employees, and private sector workers. We were founded in 1941.
CEUI Local 511 and Local 506
Founded in 1967, Connecticut Employees Union Independent is a member run organization of over 7,000 active and retired blue collar maintenance and service State workers. CEUI members can be found at every State facility. We cook, clean, repair, maintain and deliver in Connecticut’s State buildings, hospitals, campuses, airports, roads, bridges, and parks. Our mission is to work together to continually improve the quality of life for all working families through collective bargaining, workplace representation, and political action.
32BJ is the largest union of property service workers in the U.S. Most of the 4,500 of Connecticut members work as office cleaners or food service workers in the Hartford and Stamford areas. But we’re growing statewide, as we help security officers win the fight to join our union. Our union includes the full breadth of America today. We are a diverse group in every way. We come from dozens of countries all over the world – and from families with long histories in the U.S. But we share the American Dream, a commitment to making life better for working families, and a fundamental respect for the dignity of all people.
The Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges (4C’s)/SEIU 1973
The Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges, also known as The 4C’s, represents full-time and part-time faculty and professional employees at the state’s 12 community colleges. In addition to contract negotiations and grievance handling, the 4C’s has a long tradition of political action, professional development, and cultural and social activities.
The National Association of Government Employees (NAGE)/SEIU Local 5000
The National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) is an organization of members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide. We are dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. We are public and private workers—-federal, state, county, and municipal employees—-police officers, firefighters, correctional officers, health care workers—nurses, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians—office workers, and professional workers. We seek a stronger union to build power for ourselves and to protect the people we serve.
The Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board, Workers United, SEIU
The Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board, Workers United, SEIU, is a labor union for members who are the pillars of our society. Our members feed public school children, wash hospitals’ linens, handle trash, and distribute and deliver high end merchandise. We are a diverse union that represents members through a wide range of industries and sectors. Our members are committed to winning for working families.