Connecticut AFL-CIO

 

Last week, 16 fire fighters at the UConn Health Center were informed they would all be out of a job on June 1st.

On Wednesday, February 22, leaders and members of IAM Local 700 will donate $1,500 to the “Meals on Wheels” program in Middletown.
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.

Recent News

Among the avalanche of federally funded programs President Trump wants to hollow out is the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. It's a modest operation that exists solely to help small and medium-size companies create and maintain good-paying American manufacturing jobs — the kind of jobs the president promised to protect.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called President Trump's first proposed budget "dangerous and destructive" Thursday. The leader of the nation's largest labor federation said Trump's budget plan, which would shift $54 billion from various agencies to boost defense spending, would undercut the president's claims that he wants to help working families.

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.

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to Andrew Puzder withdrawing as the Labor Secretary nominee.

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