Connecticut AFL-CIO

 

Kevin Lembo is exactly the kind of elected official our state and our nation needs – someone who is smart, hard-working, kind, and always working with the utmost integrity. His resignation is a major loss for Connecticut.

World-famous rock artist Tom Morello (AFM) is known for his decades of performing music that cries out for justice.

Last week marked the start of the second month that group home workers at Surnise have been on strike for a living wage, affordable healthcare, and a secure retirement.

Comedian and host John Oliver hilariously exposed union-busting employers on Sunday’s edition of his show, “Last Week Tonight.”

Recent News

(Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2022)—Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual report on union membership makes it clear that American labor laws are unquestionably broken. While the report indicates a 0.5% drop in union membership from 2020–2021, the data is not representative of the greater union trends taking place across the country. These statistics highlight the urgent need for the passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act.

"We are building pathways and support structures to grow a bold, inclusive, and transformative movement — I think that's pretty badass," says Shuler, the first woman elected president of the AFL-CIO in the labor federation's history.

here weren’t many strikes in recent decades in which working people scored big victories, but the 1989 Pittston strike was one. Two years earlier, the Pittston Coal Company, in Pennsylvania, dropped out of a trade group that had negotiated a union contract with the United Mine Workers, and the company demanded cuts to miners’ health benefits.

The U.S. tech sector is the next frontier for labor organizing, and its workers are starting to understand the collective power unions have, President of the AFL-CIO Liz Shuler said on Friday at the Reuters Next Conference.

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Companies that ship jobs out of our state should not be eligible for state grants, loans, and tax benefits. Tell your legislators to help make sure good jobs stay in our communities.