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Public Sector Labor Relations: Connecticut

Public Sector Labor Relations requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Susan Borowski, Reliable Writing Services

Summary

  • Connecticut has three statutes governing public sector employees: one for municipal employees, one for state employees, and one for teachers and administrators. See Public Sector Employees.
  • The Municipal Employee Relations Act, or MERA, governs labor-management relations for municipal employees, including rights of employees, prohibited practices, and the role of the State Board of Labor Relations in handling disputes. See Municipal Employee Relations Act.
  • The State Employee Relations Act, or SERA, governs labor-management relations for state employees, including rights of employees, prohibited practices, and the role of the State Board of Labor Relations in handling disputes. See State Employee Relations Act.
  • The School Board-Teacher Negotiations Act, or TNA, governs some labor-management relations for public school teachers and administrators. The TNA governs the rights of employees and prohibited practices, over which the State Labor Relations Board has jurisdiction. Representation issues are handled by the State Board of Education. See School Board-Teacher Negotiations Act.