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State Employee Relations Act (SERA)
(CONN. GEN. STAT. 5-270, et seq.)

A. The State Employee Relations Act was enacted in 1975 and was patterned after the MERA with some major differences.  In regard to bargaining unit determinations, the Act directs the Board to consider the effects of over fragmentation and to take into consideration that the State as an employer will be bargaining on a state-wide basis.  As a result, the Board established certain bargaining units by regulation as opposed to the case by case approach it uses under the MERA.  This Act also requires members of a bargaining unit who do not join the union to pay the union the equivalent of union dues (an agency fee) as a condition of continued employment.  Further, the Act excludes "managerial" employees from coverage.
B. Statutes (PDF, 92KB)
C. Regulations (PDF, 121KB) updated!
D. Forms
E. Frequently Filed Complaints 
The types of complaints most often filed with the Labor Board pursuant to SERA are similar to those described above under MERA. Below are cites to a few recent cases decided by the Board under SERA for the categories listed.
1. Unilateral Change - State of Connecticut (Department of Labor), Decision No. 3660 (1999); State of Connecticut (Department of Correction), Decision No. 3632 (1998); State of Connecticut (Department of Public Safety), Decision No. 3575 (1998);  State of Connecticut (Department of Correction), Decision No. 3554 (1997); State of Connecticut, Decision No. 3467 (1997), aff'd Local 2663, Council 4, AFSCME v. State Board of Labor Relations, et al., 53 Conn. App. 902 (1999);  State of Connecticut (Amadeo, et al.), Decision No. 3335 (1995).
2. Subcontracting - State of Connecticut (Division of State Police), Decision No. 3412 (1996); State of Connecticut (Division of Special Revenue), Decision No. 3364 (1996)(privatization).
3. Duty to Supply Information - State of Connecticut (Department of Public Safety), Decision No. 3673 (1999); State of Connecticut (Amadeo et al.), Decision No. 3335 (1995), aff'd Amadeo et al. v. Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, Dkt. No. CV 98-492618 (7/21/99, Hartmere, J.).
4. Discrimination - State of Connecticut (Department of Social Services), Decision No. 3652 (1999); State of Connecticut (University of Connecticut Health Center), Decision No. 3592 (1998), aff'd Amadeo, et al. v. State Board of Labor Relations et al., Dkt. No. CV 98-492624 (7/21/99, Hartmere, J.);  State of Connecticut (Department of Social Services), Decision No. 3461 (1996).
5. Duty of Fair Representation - Local 4200A, State Vocational Federation of Teachers and Catherine Mirabilio-Borer, Decision No. 3633 (1998); State of Connecticut (Amadeo, et al,), Decision No. 3335 (1995), aff'd Amadeo et al. V. Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, Dkt. No. CV 98-492618 (7/21/99, Hartmere, J.).
6. Contract Repudiation - State of Connecticut (Department of Public Safety), Decision No. 3575 (1998); State of Connecticut, Decision No. 3427 (1996), aff'd Connecticut State Employees Association v. State Board of Labor Relations, Dkt. No. CV 96-564307 (7/18/97, McWeeny, J.).


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