After a long and difficult set of discussions, SEBAC has reached a framework with the Malloy administration that will protect our benefits long term while providing job security for our members in difficult economic times and guarantee wage increases in the later years of the agreement. At the same time, this framework provides significant savings to the state, but in such a way as to minimize the pain to our members to the greatest extent possible.
This framework is not ready to be voted upon because there are issues that still need to be resolved at the individual bargaining tables. We will be working to resolve those issues in the coming weeks. Assuming those outstanding bargaining unit issues are resolved, we will be conducting informational meetings and a ratification vote in mid-July.