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275 U.S. workers, on average, died each day from hazardous working conditions.
Each year on Workers Memorial Day, working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and renew our struggle for safe workplaces.

The topic of the latest episode in AFT Connecticut's podcast series is the impact of vaccination against the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) to reduce the virus’ chokehold on our communities.

The General Assembly adjourned the regular 2017 legislative session sine die at midnight on Wednesday, June 7. A new state biennial budget was not adopted prior to adjournment, but Governor Malloy and legislative leaders continue negotiations and are expected to convene a special session once they reach agreement. The fiscal year ends June 30th.

Despite the contentiousness of the session, the labor movement was able to score a number of legislative victories for working people. Here is a round-up of our victories and losses:

Make your Memorial Day union-made in America!

In February, the graduate teachers voted to be represented by UNITE HERE. But Yale University has refused to negotiate with them. If they stall long enough, more appointees by President Donald Trump will be seated at the National Labor Relations Board. How quickly do you think those appointees would vote to roll back the rights of graduate workers?

This Saturday, May 13th, is the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!

It’s the nation’s largest one-day food drive and we need your help to make it successful. You don’t even have to leave home to help out.

Just follow these two simple steps:

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.

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.