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Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>

Sacramento, CA -- The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) welcomed 500 delegates and observers to its 18th Biennial Convention here November 19-21st. Union sisters and brothers from 28 national/international unions from across the country came together to take action on the convention slogan, “Women… Right Now! Right Time!” As the 2016 election cycle has already begun, that topic took center stage. Read more >>>

The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) held it's 18th Biennial Convention in November. Among the wide array of activities during the convention, the delegates passed numerous resolutions related to issues that affect and concern women in the workforce.

Here is a brief look at the resolutions that passed.

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The Connecticut AFL-CIO building in Rocky Hill has been rededicated in honor of John W. Olsen, the recent past president who served as the head of the state federation for 25 years. Read more >>>

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:

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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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