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We are pleased to inform everyone that the Tenative Agreement was passed!  Please check back here for an update on when you can expect to receive your payments.

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.”

AFSCME Local 749 is pleased to announce our 2021 college scholarship. This scholarship wil be awarded to help the dependent of a Local 749 union member attend a college or university We encourage members in good standing to apply. The deadline for application is March 31, 2021.

January 25, 2021: Nominations Officially Closed
Nominations officially closed on January 22, 2021.

Kathy Rodriguez has been nominated for the position of trustee.

There was no nomination for the position of South Central Vice President.

Dear Local 749 Court Recording Monitors,

As we enter contract negotations, a union committee comprised of your fellow Court Recording Monitors has crafted a survey that addresses some of the issues we are trying to resolve with the employer. We have emailed the survey to you on Dec. 22, 2020.

Dec. 17, 2020 -- With COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases spiking, leaders of the unions representing nearly 4,000 frontline Connecticut Judicial Branch employees are calling out administrators for refusing to address workplace health and safety concerns. 

Sisters and Brothers,

I want thank you for the hard work that you do.

AFSCME Local 749 is working hard to ensure the Judicial Branch and Division of Criminal Justice are following the Return to Work Principles. It is a challenging time with the increase in positive notifications across the state and in the Judicial Branch.

Albert Einstein once said, “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”

Juvenile Detention Officer Bernard Bailey of AFSCME Local 749 (State Judicial Employees and Criminal Justice Employees Bargaining Unit), is proving the wisdom of that maxim through his work on the job and in the community.