Connecticut AFL-CIO

 

Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice-President of the AFL-CIO, writes "our democracy suffers not from voter fraud, but voter suppression and disenfranchisement."
Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, and Hartford municipal union leaders made the following statements in response to Mayor Bronin’s claim that Hartford workers have only made $1.5 million in concessions.

In February, the graduate teachers voted to be represented by UNITE HERE. But Yale University has refused to negotiate with them.

Just like Gov. Malloy’s revised budget, this proposal is another wrong way budget.

Recent News

It was deja vu all over again at the annual shareholder meeting Wednesday for Mondelez International, a global snack food company known for brands like Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers.

Read the full article in the Chicago Tribune.

Gov. Malloy has doubled down on an austerity budget plan that deepens cuts to programs for the state’s most vulnerable, reduces transparency, and potentially risks public safety.

Alyssa Battistoni writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education: 

"Our intention is not to starve Yale out or close down discussion by inflicting violence upon ourselves. Quite the contrary: We are fasting to draw attention to Yale’s continued refusal to sit down and have a conversation with us about our union, our issues, and our contracts. This is why I joined the fast."

Read the full article.

This Saturday, May 13th, is the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!

It’s the nation’s largest one-day food drive and we need your help to make it successful. You don’t even have to leave home to help out.

Just follow these two simple steps:

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau safeguards Americans against the deceptive and abusive practices of big banks, student loan servicers, credit card companies and predatory lenders.

Some Wall Street billionaires are paying less in taxes than teachers, nurses and other working people. It's time for Congress to end this unfair tax loophole.