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March 4th, 2016

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Please click here to read our first issue of Negotiations News regarding the exchange of proposals on February 2, 2016.

February 6th, 2016

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Wednesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed deep cuts to public services and state workforce layoffs that threaten Connecticut’s quality of life. The governor also addressed contract negotiations with our unions and referred to us as “partners in labor.”

Let’s be clear; the governor and legislators on both sides of the aisle have done little to engage state employees as partners. Instead, their tactics look more like attacks against an adversary.

If elected officials want to be partners, a good start would be ending costly and wasteful outsourcing that even the governor’s budget chief could not account for when asked by the press. Another significant step would be to ask Connecticut’s millionaires and profitable corporations to pay their fair share to protect the vital public services all Connecticut citizens depend on.

True partners would welcome our talented and hardworking members’ help in tackling much bigger problems: a shrinking middle class and growing income inequality.

We know our union members won’t sign on to an agenda of slashing vital services and continuing a race to the bottom for our state. Neither will our brothers and sisters in the labor, community, faith, and environmental community, especially when politicians are unwilling to step up and address the real issues affecting the 99 percent.

More to come, and in solidarity,


4Cs President

P.S. Click here for the public comments our coalition of state employee unions released yesterday after the governor’s speech.

P.P.S. The 4Cs wants to hear from YOU. Share your reactions to the Governor’s budget address here.

February 5th, 2016

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The 4Cs Membership Committee is planning a Membership Conference on April 30, 2016, but we need YOUR input. Please take this quick survey so that we can plan a Membership Conference that you are interested in attending!
Please respond by Friday, February 5 so we can share the results of the survey at the next Membership Committee Meeting on February 6!

February 1st, 2016

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When working people join together to form a union, we win. Working folks speaking up together through a union not only raise wages, but also improve working conditions for everyone. Unions are the great counterweight to greedy corporate CEOs: strong unions mean a strong middle class.

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September 15th, 2015

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The online newspaper Fairfield Patch has published the following article on new organizer Greg Jackson’s joining the 4Cs. A similar article appears in the Norwalk and Danbury Patches.

Posted by Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges, SEIU L1973 on Friday, September 4, 2015

September 4th, 2015

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Greg Hager, 1946 – 2015

“W. Gregory Hager, of Burlington CT and formerly of Washington, PA died Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Hartford, CT. He received a Masters Degree from the University of Ohio and began a successful and vibrant teaching career at Northwest Connecticut Community College (NCCC) in Winsted, CT which spanned 35 years. In addition to his professorial career, Greg was a longtime union activist, especially in the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges (4Cs) where he was a member since the mid 1970s until his retirement. He served for decades on the union’s Executive Board as one of its vice presidents, as a member of many of its committees and as one of its prime activists organizing campus chapters around the state, and he marched on many picket lines in support of fellow Connecticut state employees.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Greg’s memory to Northwestern Connecticut Community College. Make checks payable to NCCC and write “Hager Scholarship Fund” in the memo area of the check. Checks can be mailed to Northwestern CT Community College, c/o Hager Scholarship Fund, attn.: Todd M. Bryda, 2 Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098. Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com

Read Greg’s complete obituary here.

May 1st, 2015

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April 7th, 2015

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February 18, 2015

Anthem has provided an important update on the status of its response to the cyber-attack and security breach that it announced last week – as well as details on how to enroll in identity theft protection services that it has guaranteed to its members, including current and former state employees and retirees that may be affected.

The services that Anthem is providing to members are strictly voluntary and available for two years. As of 2 p.m. today, members may begin enrollment if they wish. Enrollment instructions are outlined in this message below.

Additional information for members can be obtained at Anthem’s online resource page at www.anthemfacts.com. For further questions or information, plan participants may call Anthem’s dedicated toll-free hotline at 877-263-7995, as well as the dedicated Anthem Connecticut member line at 1-800-922-2232.

Here is the latest report from Anthem, which will also be mailed directly to affected members’ homes:

On January 29, 2015, Anthem, Inc. (Anthem) discovered that cyber attackers executed a sophisticated attack to gain unauthorized access to Anthem’s IT system and obtained personal information relating to members who were or are currently covered by Anthem or other independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans that work with Anthem. Anthem believes that this suspicious activity may have occurred over the course of several weeks beginning in early December 2014.

As soon as we discovered the attack, we immediately began working to close the security vulnerability and contacted the FBI.  We have been fully cooperating with the FBI’s investigation. Anthem has also retained Mandiant, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity firms, to assist us in our investigation and to strengthen the security of our systems.

Members Affected

Current or former members of one of Anthem’s affiliated health plans may be affected.  In addition, some members of other independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans who received healthcare services in any of the areas that Anthem serves over the last 10 years may be compromised.  Anthem is providing identity protection services to all individuals that are affected.   For a listing of potentially compromised Anthem affiliated health plans and other Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies for which Anthem is providing this service, visit anthemfacts.com to view a list.  Anthem is a service provider to other group health plans and Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans across the country.   

Information Accessed

The information accessed may have included names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, health care ID numbers, home addresses, email addresses, employment information, including income data.  We have no reason to believe credit card or banking information was compromised, nor is there evidence at this time that medical information such as claims, test results, or diagnostic codes, was targeted or obtained.

Identity Protection Services

Anthem has arranged to have AllClear ID protect your identity for two (2) years at no cost to you. The following identity protection services start on the date of this notice and you can use them at any time during the next two (2) years.

  • AllClear SECURE: The team at AllClear ID is ready and standing by if you need identity repair assistance. This service is automatically available to you with no enrollment required.  If a problem arises, simply call 1-877-263-7995 and a dedicated investigator will do the work to recover financial losses, restore your credit and make sure your identity is returned to its proper condition.  AllClear ID maintains an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau.
  • AllClear PRO: This service offers additional layers of protection including credit monitoring and a $1 million identity theft insurance policy. For a child under 18 years old, AllClear ID ChildScan identifies acts of fraud against children by searching thousands of databases for use of your child’s information. To use the PRO service, you will need to provide your personal information to AllClear ID. To learn more about these services, or to enroll, visit our source of truth http://www.anthemfacts.com/ and click on the AllClear ID link from there.  Please note: Additional steps may be required by you in order to activate your phone alerts. 

Mailed Notification

Anthem will also individually notify potentially affected current and former members by U.S. Postal mail with this same specific information on how to enroll in free credit monitoring and identity protection services.  These services will be provided to potentially affected current and former members free of charge.  Anthem has also established a dedicated website (www.anthemfacts.com) where members can access additional information, including frequently asked questions and answers.

Toll-Free Hotline

Anthem has established a dedicated toll-free number that you can call if they have questions related to this incident. That number is 877-263-7995.  We have included contact information for the three nationwide credit bureaus below.

February 6th, 2015

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