Who We Are

Carl Chisem, President

Michael Ercoli, Vice President

Leslie Maddocks, Secretary-Treasurer

John Birtwistle, Trustee

Tina Griffith, Trustee

Karen Martin, Trustee

Greg Graham, Trustee


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Dear CEUI Brothers and Sisters,
Please click the video to see an important

Public Service Announcement from Governor Lamont and members of UConn Health Labor Coalition.

In Solidarity,
Carl Chisem

Founded in 1967, Connecticut Employees Union Independent is a member run organization of over 7,000 active and retired blue collar maintenance and service State workers. CEUI members can be found at every State facility. We cook, clean, repair, maintain and deliver in Connecticut’s State buildings, hospitals, campuses, airports, roads, bridges, and parks. Our mission is to work together to continually improve the quality of life for all working families through collective bargaining, workplace representation, and political action.

The Comptroller’s website includes a lot of information explaining changes which will apply to state employees who plan to retire effective August 1, 2022 or later.
You can find an explanation of the changes, Frequently Asked Questions and webinars that you can replay at https://osc.ct.gov/2022-retirement/
If you have questions, contact Retiree Staff Rep Kathy Chubet at 860-343-8722 or kchubet@ceui.org.  Kathy is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays..


2022 Legislative Session begins February 9th, 2022

If you are interested in joining the COPE committee contact your Political Director

Alisha Blake ablake@ceui.org 


Stay Informed and Updated

Contract Negotiations and Labor News from SEBAC

A Strong Union is an Informed Active Union

Union Reps are posting Nomination Forms at your worksites 

Step up and train to become a Union Steward

2022-2026 Steward Term 

The Connecticut Employees Union Independent began in 1967 when Salvatore Perrucio started an Independent Union with 350 members from the Connecticut Valley Hospital. From that small beginning, CEUI grew to over 8,000 employees in the 1980’s that covered all corners of the State with members in nearly every State agency. In 1977, the union was able to negotiate and win the “Master Contract”.....

Connecticut Essential Worker COVID-19 Relief

If you are an essential worker who was affected by COVID-19 during the pandemic we invite you to apply for financial relief from the new Connecticut Essential Worker COVID-19 Assistance Fund.

We are Stronger Together

CEUI is on the Frontlines for Working Families

Executive Board


Suspension of

Off Site COVID Testing

January 17, 2022.


All worksites which provide onsite testing will continue into the New Year

Click the Image to review your SEBAC website.