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Economists from the non-partisan Center for Public Policy and Social Research released a report on Wednesday on Connecticut’s business tax advantages, economic strengths, and quality of life perceptions.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gave a major address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 2017. He assessed opportunities around trade and infrastructure that could create jobs, as well as possible threats to workers' rights. President Trumka spoke about the labor movement's strategy to create a unifying agenda for working families, and the importance it places on ensuring that all workers have the right to bargain collectively for better wages and working conditions.

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

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.

RoseAnn DeMoro, president of National Nurses United, says President Trump has abandoned his campaign promises and that the "false promise of health savings accounts, which, without any effective constraints on corporate healthcare price gouging, primarily benefit the banking industry and higher income people, not those who can not afford to buy insurance now."

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Donald Trump thinks the only way to make America great again is to bring back millions of manufacturing jobs, but what he and his supporters don’t get is that there’s nothing inherently great about a job in a factory. The “greatness” of a factory job had almost nothing to do with the job itself and almost everything to do with the fact that workers had some power to bargain with the bosses to get better pay, better benefits and better working conditions.

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".

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 need. He urges senators to reject his nomination and so can you.

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...