Connecticut AFL-CIO

 

HARTFORD – Delegates to the Connecticut AFL-CIO’s Twelfth Biennial Political Convention today endorsed the following candidates.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO, the umbrella federation of Connecticut unions, will hold the second day of its twelfth biennial political convention at the Hartford Hilton on Friday, June 22.

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Police in Westport, Connecticut are resisting an attempt to slash their pension and partially replace it with a 401(k)-style plan.

Recent News

Six months after President Trump and Republicans in Congress jammed through massive tax cuts mostly for corporations and the wealthy, it has become clear that working families are suffering while billionaire GOP campaign contributors luxuriate in a tax windfall.

Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, was presented Tuesday with the inaugural “World Peace Prize for Labor Leadership.” The event took place at the headquarters of the AFL-CIO, in Washington, D.C., in the George Meany Conference Room.

The war on the American worker appears to escalate every day. The U.S. Supreme Court will deliver a decision on Janus v. AFSCME that many believe will upend almost five decades of precedent and eliminate fair share fees for all public-sector workers. Federal workers who already operate in a right-to-work environment are being weakened further by recent presidential executive orders.

Monie Stewart-Cariaga recently decided to leave the townhouse she’s renting to buy a new home. For a single cocktail server, she couldn’t be in a better position to do it. Beyond the fair wage and tips she earns at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Stewart-Cariaga plans to take advantage of a home-buying assistance program run by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, the powerful union that represents service workers like her on the Vegas strip.

Take Action

Unions help build a better life for working people but the wealthy are trying to further rig the economic system in their favor. Show your support for unions.

We need strong protections against the deceptive and abusive practices of big banks and predatory lenders to prevent another financial meltdown. Tell your Senator to reject the Bank Lobbyist Act.