Connecticut AFL-CIO

 

The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFT Connecticut, AFSCME Council 4, and SEIU Local 1199NE made the following statements in response to Gov. Lamont’s budget address.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education endorsed the following candidates for the special election.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO Executive Board elected Sal Luciano to serve as President at their meeting on Friday.

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Recent News

Three frontline workers will join an American democracy expert & a Waterbury faith leader to hold an “Alternatives to Austerity” budget presser on Monday, Feb. 11 at 11:00 AM.

More workers were involved in strikes and other labor disputes in 2018 than at any point in the past three decades, fueled by widespread teacher protests last spring, according to data released Friday by the Labor Department.

Read more from the Wall Street Journal.

I understand why it would be insane to spend even a day without controllers, troops, Transportation Security Administration screeners, Coast Guard officers, FBI and Border Patrol agents and a laundry list of other truly essential workers employed by the federal government. What I don’t understand is why we tolerate a system that lets elected officials fail to do their one real job — funding the government — with no consequences for anyone in power.

Something funny happened on the way to the labor movement’s funeral.

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