Connecticut AFL-CIO

 

Nancy Wyman has been a champion for workers from her time in the General Assembly in the Education Committee to her tenure in the Comptroller’s office and most recently, as our Lieutenant Governor.
Included in this budget update is a brief summary of key provisions impacting working families and a full summary of the entire bipartisan budget.
At the AFL-CIO 2017 Convention last week, two Connecticut labor leaders were elected to serve on the national AFL-CIO Executive Council – Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori Pelletier and UNITE HERE Secretary-Treasurer Gwen Mills.

The over 300 delegates that attended the Connecticut AFL-CIO’s Twelfth Biennial Constitutional Convention earlier this month declared unanimous opposition to bankruptcy in the City of Hartford.

Recent News

As National Apprenticeship Week kicks off, a new report from the Working for America Institute and Jobs With Justice Education Fund profiles a Washington state apprenticeship program as a successful example of a workforce intermediary partnership. These partnerships bring together unions and employers to recruit, train, and diversify the workforce for a given industry or a specific employer.

As a pillar of the Democratic Party, unions have wanted for years to see mainstream Democrats push for major reforms to the law that would rejuvenate the ranks of organized labor. At the press conference Wednesday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka applauded the proposals, but also emphasized that many Democrats have taken their union support for granted.

Below is the list of resolutions passed by the delegates of the Twelfth Biennial Constitutional Convention held at Foxwoods from October 4-6, 2017, and where appropriate, approved by the national AFL-CIO:

Led by AFGE National Secretary Treasurer Joseph P. Flynn, the summit featured speakers and panelists who spoke about the great work done at the VA, the crucial need to fill the 49,000 vacancies nationwide, and the true cost of funneling more funds into the private, for-profit sector.

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The Republican tax plan will give 50% of its tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy while raising taxes for 25% of working families. Tell Congress to reject tax plans that harm working people.

Florida's working families have seen devastating flooding, rains, winds and destruction to their homes, possessions and livelihoods. Help them by contributing to the Florida AFL-CIO’s Worker Relief Fund today.