State Unions Respond to Executive Order on Vaccine Mandate

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 religious exemptions.

Under the EO, which would take effect beginning on September 27, 2021, some state employees who have not received at least their first dose of the vaccine, and do not  qualify for a religious or medical exemption, will be able to continue to work in a state owned or operated property only by undergoing a COVID-19 test one time per week. 

The Judicial Branch followed with its own policy directive that mirrors the EO. Local 749 has put in a demand to bargain the impact of the Branch's directive.

  • Click here for the Governor's Executive Order.
  • Click here for the Judicial Branch Policy Directive.
  • Click here for the full SEBAC statement.

SEBAC has strong advocate of doing all we can to protect the safety of members and the public in these unprecedented times. We recognize that under state and federal law, the employer has the right to create such mandates, subject to the duty to bargain its impact on employees. We will continue to fight for safety in the workplace and the rights of each and every individual employee.