Connecticut AFL-CIO

 

Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to the news about the closing and laying off of fire fighters at the UConn Health Center and Southbury Training School.
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to Andrew Puzder withdrawing as the Labor Secretary nominee.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka explains why CEO Andrew Puzder, President Trump's nominee to be Secretary of Labor, is a bad choice for the office and will not be the advocate working people

The Connecticut AFL-CIO, the federation of unions representing over 200,000 union members, endorses Gregory Cava for State Senator in the special election for the 32nd Senate District.

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The ink wasn’t dry on Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal as secretary of labor nominee, but union leaders were celebrating. AFSCME President Lee Saunders said Puzder had “nothing but contempt for everything the Labor Department stands for.” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said “the power of collective action” had taken Puzder down. Thomas Perez, the former secretary of labor now running to lead the Democratic National Committee, hopped on a conference call with reporters to celebrate.

President Trump came into office on a wave of promises to look out for regular, working Americans, make the rich pay their fair share and “Make America Great Again.” That was what old time con men would call "the set up". But you can only call what has happened next "the sting".

We are saddened to inform you that our dear friend and longtime labor lawyer, Norman Zolot, has passed away. A memorial service is planned for June 7, 2017. Click here to read his obituary.

Brother Zolot will be remembered for his wise counsel, his passionate defense of workers’ rights and his deep dedication to ensuring that workers have a voice in the workplace.

Facing a total budget deficit of $3.6 billion over the FY 2018-2019 biennium ($1.7 billion in FY 2018 and $1.9 billion in FY 2019), Governor Malloy presented a proposed budget to the General Assembly today that relies heavily on sacrifices from working families...

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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.