Connecticut AFL-CIO


Our members have long called for an end to divisive rhetoric that all too often distorts the real record of the hard-working women and men in Connecticut state service.

On Tuesday, labor leaders released a report responding point-by-point to the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth’s recommendations.

Many people will celebrate St. Patrick's Day by going green and grabbing a frosty brew, and Labor 411 has more than a few great options.

On Friday, March 16, at 8:00 a.m., there will be a rally and short speaking program in support of the workers at Porcelen Specrail in Hamden that have been out on strike for two weeks.

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Nearly two centuries ago, a group of women and girls—some as young as 12—decided they'd had enough. Laboring in the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, they faced exhausting 14-hour days, abusive supervisors and dangerous working conditions. When threatened with a pay cut, they finally put their foot down.

The mill workers organized, went on strike and formed America's first union of working women. They shocked their bosses, captured the attention of a young nation and blazed a trail for the nascent labor movement that would follow.

Seven workers at Foxwoods will testify about the coercive, anti-union captive audience meetings they are being forced to attend for attempting to form a union.

Members and leaders of the union that represents hotel and hospitality workers gathered Monday evening to discuss the workers’ experiences with sexual harassment by guests and what the union is doing to create safer workplaces for its members.

The meeting of national and local leaders of the AFL-CIO, Chicago Federation of Labor and employees that the union represents — which includes hotel and hospitality workers — came less than a month after an alderman sponsored a loophole into the city’s sexual harassment ordinance that would weaken the legislation.

Approximately 60 workers at Porcelen Specrail went out on strike earlier this week for fair wages, affordable healthcare, and basic retirement benefits.

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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.