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A&R History

A&R Employees Union (Administrative and Residual) is a labor union of professional employees for the State of Connecticut.  A&R is the exclusive bargaining agent for P-5 employees and is affiliated with AFT (American Federation of Teachers [Public Employees Division]) and AFT-CT as Local 4200.  A&R is also affiliated with the AFL-CIO and a member of a smaller coalition called CT Professional Employees Federation (CPEF) which includes the State Vocational Federation of Teachers (SVFT ) and Judicial Professional Employees (JPE).

There are roughly 3,000 A&R members employed by the State of CT in over 250 job titles with the majority of A&R employees serving fiscal, accounting, or legal functions. A&R became independent from CSEA and negotiated its first contract under AFT in 1981.  A&R has retained Attorney Barry Scheinberg as legal counsel since our inception.   Atty Scheinberg has represented CSEA & AFT locals continuously since 1972 and he has negotiated every A&R contract.  In 1998, A&R added Attorney Denise Bevza as counsel alongside Atty Scheinberg and then added Marshall Segar in 2017.

A&R has its office located at 805 Brook St, Rocky Hill, CT having moved from North Mountain Rd, Newington, CT in 2011.

Executive Officers (Elected):

President:                      John DiSette, Dept of Labor

1st Vice President:         Mike Myles, Dept of Banking

2nd Vice President:        Tommy Smalls, Dept of Revenue Services

Treasurer:                       Ally Sexton, Dept of Transportation                        

Secretary:                       Ondria Lucky, DMHAS

Executive Officers (Appointed):

Chief Negotiator:              Rhonda Tillman, Dept of Revenue Services

Chief Steward:                  Patrick Lamb, OGA/Elections Enforcement
Assistant Chief Stewards:
                                             John Krawshuk, DOL
                                             Jamie Talbert-Slagle, Elections Enforcement


Office Staff:

Office Manager:  Jaime Montes-Gomez

Office Assistant:  Sandy Thibodeau



General Counsel/ Spokesman:     Attorney Barry Scheinberg

Legal Counsel:                                  Attorney Marshall Segar

History of A&R Officers

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