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On August 19th, the Administration of Governor Ned Lamont announced Executive Order No.13D (EO-13D) concerning mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of state employees who do not qualify for medical or re


AFSCME Local 749 Union Officer Elections
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at work locations statewide
For the following offices: President and Recording Secretary

Candidates for President are:
Ron Nelson
Charles Marino

Candidates for Recording Secretary are:
Lisa Franchina
Sotonye Otunba-Payne

We will post a complete list of voting locations and times once finalized.

On August 13, 2021, per the Local 749 constitution, the Local 749 Executive Board elected Sabrina Agbede as the new Vice President.

This election was to fill the vacancy with the resignation of the previous vice president. 

Sabrina was approved unanimously by the executive board. 

She is a court monitor in Hartford and recently served on the committee to negotiate and ratify the court monitor agreement with the Judicial Branch. 

Sabrina will be a great asset for our Local membership, executive board, and labor relations.

AFSCME Local 749 Executive Board awarded three scholarships to dependents of Local 749 members. Bailey Hyland, Nina Marinaccio, and Cristian Rodriguez-Marin, each received $1,000 scholarships to be used for tuition, housing, books, or other college related expenses.

Each student was required to write an essay on the positive impact the union has made in their life.

Stewards are the backbone and key to strong unions. Every day, they are the union people members most often see when they are at work. With the motivation to help strengthen judicial worksites and member communication, mobilization, and education, AFSCME Local 749 hosted a stewards training.

On June 18th, 30 members attended the full-day training at the Local 749 office in Meriden. Council 4 Service Representative, Rudy Demiraj, led the training with Local 749 President, Ron Nelson, assisting. 

AFSCME Local 749 has completed the Ratification vote for Court Recording Monitors. The vote tally is 134 for the agreement and 13 against. The Agreement overwhelmingly passes and will be sent to the Judicial Branch for implementation.

FAQ: CRM Tentative Agreement

***Database and assignment committee questions cannot be answered at this time.

Click here to download pdf version of FAQ

1. Q: What if you are just shy of the two years?

We are proud to announce a Tentative Agreement between A.F.S.C.M.E Local 749 and The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch regarding Court Recording Monitors. This agreement has been an ongoing issue for over a decade. Both the Union and the Branch worked hard and came to a resolution that benefits our members for years to come.

Click here to read the Tentative Agreement.

Before the invention of the printing press, spanning the millennia from ancient Egypt until the Middle Ages, the taking of dictation and keeping of judicial and historical records was the honored and skilled occupation performed by scribes. Over the years the profession developed into today’s public servant known as the court recording monitor.

The evolution of the profession is not lost on Sabrina Agbede. Working as a Judicial Branch court monitor for the past 22 years, she is a self-proclaimed “present-day scribe.”