Sal Luciano


Salvatore Luciano is the current President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO. He previously served as the state federation's Executive Vice President.

Prior to becoming President, Luciano was the Executive Director of Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Headquartered in New Britain, CT, Council 4 represents 30,000 workers in state and local government, and the private non-profit sector, and is affiliated with the 1.4 million-member AFSCME International Union.

Luciano began his career as a Social Worker for the State of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Youth Services in 1980. In his capacity as a social worker he investigated cases of abuse and neglect of children. In 1989, Local 2663 members elected Luciano as their President. On June 1, 2001 he was appointed as Executive Director of Council 4 to fill a vacancy. Council 4 members elected Luciano to serve as Executive Director in 2002. He retired in May 2018. Luciano also served on the International Executive Board of AFSCME until July 2018.

He is a Union Trustee on the State Employee Retirement Commission and also represents organized labor on the Health Care Cost Containment Committee, the CT State Contracting Standards Board and the Municipal Accountability Review Board.