Governor Lamont confirms agreement to avoid strike in group homes for people with disabilities
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration has received copies of strike withdrawal notices from SEIU District 1199 New England to group homes that provide services to people with developmental disabilities. The notices follow the announcement of an agreement in principle between the union and the owners of the group homes that was reached with the participation and support of Governor Lamont and his administration.
Copies of the union’s strike withdrawal notices were received by the Connecticut Department of Public Health late Thursday evening from group homes owned by Journey Found, Mosaic, Network, Oak Hill, Sunrise and Whole Life.
“This is an important agreement that represents my administration’s commitment to respect collective bargaining and the bargaining process, while ensuring that those in these homes receive the services they need. Governor Lamont said. “This agreement is a positive step forward for workers as they will receive pay increases and more support. I thank SEIU and industry leaders for working with our administration to achieve this agreement. “