Connecticut AFL-CIO

 

While President Trump boasts his support for working families, his administration is advocating a position in the United States Supreme Court that disregards decades of settled law and threatens our livelihoods.
The GOP tax bill that passed the Senate by one vote is nothing but an attack on America’s workers.
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.

Recent News

These days, it’s hard to keep straight all of Congress’ efforts to build plutocracy — the further consolidation of the power of the richest Americans at the expense of the rest of us. 

With the Senate passing a multi-trillion dollar job-killing giveaway of our tax dollars to the people and companies who need it least, you might have missed the bill moving through the Senate to deregulate Wall Street and consumer finance. 

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.

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.

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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.

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