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On Feb. 15, just days after massive layoffs at Activision Blizzard, the AFL-CIO issued a powerful public statement of support to game developers in the United States. Its message, published in an open letter at Kotaku, was both simple and profound.

Each year in April, we gather together for Workers Memorial Day to honor the memory of those workers who have lost their lives on the job.

Anthony Nolan, a New London, Connecticut, city councilman and member of AFSCME Local 724, won his race yesterday in a special election to fill an open seat in the state legislature.

Last week, 16 fire fighters at the UConn Health Center were informed they would all be out of a job on June 1st. But budgets should not be balanced on the backs of fire fighters and other public service workers, so the CT Police & Fire Union is fighting back.

Please take one minute to help our fire fighters by signing the petition to keep their fire house open.

Once you sign, please share it with your friends and family!

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...

We are saddened to inform you that Eileen Warren passed away on Sunday, January 22. Eileen dedicated her career to the Connecticut AFL-CIO, always working hard to ensure that the office and all of our conventions and meetings ran as smoothly as possible. She will be remembered fondly. We extend our deepest sympathies to her husband, Jim, and her family.

Calling hours will be Thursday, January 26, from 4pm to 7 pm at the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford.

Do you shop on Amazon? This holiday season, you can do your normal online shopping AND support the John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency at no cost to you!

When you purchase gifts through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the United Labor Agency (ULA). Save this link and support the organization that supports workers in need: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0987695.

A family may have to go without a turkey dinner at Thanksgiving this year – unless YOU help.
AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.