Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List. Read more >>>
Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights. Read more >>>
Today is Workers Memorial Day, a day we come together to remember working people who died and suffered on the job because of hazardous working conditions. In 2014, 4,821 people died on the job, millions more suffered serious injuries from their work, and thousands more working people become ill from deadly occupational diseases. These deaths are preventable. Read more >>>
The world lost a musical icon yesterday. You'll read about his impact as a musician and an entertainer elsewhere, but let's take a second to look at Prince's career-spanning fights on behalf of working people. Read more >>>
Good from Bad Water
Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>
Last week, Congressman Jim Himes publicly declared his support for Trade Promotion Authority, also known as Fast Track, and then accepted an invitation to join the President on Air Force One this past weekend as he traveled to the G7 Summit in Germany.
After learning about Himes’ trip to Europe, the Connecticut AFL-CIO called on the Congressman to instead tour the abandoned factories in his district.
“Instead of flying with the President to the Bavarian Alps, we wish Congressman Himes took a tour of the abandoned factories in Bridgeport to witness the devastation these trade deals have wrought on his district,” said Lori Pelletier, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Connecticut AFL-CIO.
With Himes out of the country, the state AFL-CIO decided to assist the Congressman by recording a short video that shows the damage done to the 4th Congressional District by previous trade deals:Read more >>>
Working CT is the newest addition to the Connecticut AFL-CIO’s digital platform. On here, we will blog about elections, the legislative session, organizing drives, and issues important to workers across our great state.
The AFL-CIO has endorsed the Postal Workers’ boycott of the office supply giant Staples over the U.S. Postal Service’s privatization of retail operations by contracting mail services to Staples, with “postal counters” staffed with low-wage, high-turnover Staples employees rather than postal employees. Read more >>>
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