Legislative Wins

House Bill 6381: An Act Establishing A Task Force Regarding the State Workforce and Retiring Employees, has been added to the budget implementor bill that passed the Senate. The entire bill now goes to the House of Representatives, where passage is expected.  

In addition to the passage of our bill and the 2% COLA raise that is included in the budget, Section 223 of the implementor bill outlines that managers will start to receive the same rights and benefits as collectively bargained employees and that this is now required by the Commissioner of DAS. M+E advocated for this change and we are very happy to report that this change will be effective July 1st, after passage in the House of Representatives.

Take Action for Fair Pay

M+E leaders have responded to the latest example of preferential treatment for some managerial employees that unfairly excluded the vast majority of us. Add your voice to amplify the collective call on Governor Lamont to ensure fairness for all.

Click here to send your message today - it takes just 30 seconds and will make a difference in achieving equity for all managerial and exempt state employees.

Next M+E Meeting

Join us at the next M+E meeting featuring the co-chairs of the CT Labor and Public Employees Committee, Robyn A. Porter and Julie Kushner. The meeting will be held on Thursday January 28th at 5:30pm on Zoom

Legislative Informational Meeting

We are excited to announce two information sessions coming up to discuss the legislative session and to formulate our legislative agenda. This is your opportunity to have your voice heard as an AFT lobbyist will be on the call noting your concerns and ideas.

The sessions will occur on Thursday, December 17th at 12pm-1pm and 5pm-6pm over Zoom.

If you plan to participate, please RSVP by sending an email to MEunited@aftct.org.

M+E United election results

The Elections Committee is excited to announce the results of the Executive Board election. The following members have been elected to serve a two year term:
  • Monika L. Nugent—President
  • Nicholas Jerard—Vice President
  • Ross Hart—Secretary-Treasurer
  • Kendres Lally—Executive Board Member
  • Amy Ravitz—Executive Board Member
The new Executive Board will be meeting next week. The Board will be in touch with information regarding a membership meeting and other activities as we move forward towards the 2021 legislative session.
If you want to get more involved with M+E, send an email to MEunited@aftct.org.
In Unity,
M+E Elections Committee

A Better Future for Managerial & Exempt State Employees

AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel on September 13 sent an important update and a personal invitation to managerial and exempt employees in Connecticut state service. She announced the new name for our organization, formerly known as AMECSS, and shared the schedule of worksite meetings in mid September to discuss the issues we face.