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Eugene Scalia has spent his entire career making life more difficult and dangerous for working people.
After years of grassroots organizing, Connecticut will finally catch up to our neighbors – Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey – who have already passed a $15 minimum wage.
The $15 for CT Coalition congratulated House Democrats today after the Connecticut House of Representatives passed a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

HARTFORD – Leaders in the Connecticut State Building Trades Council and officers of the Connecticut AFL-CIO sent a jointly signed letter this morning to the state Senate and House Democratic Caucuses urging them to pass legislation to implement electronic tolling as quickly as possible.

Sal Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, issued the following statement in response to the success the General Assembly had improving the lives of working people during the 2019 legislative session:

The Connecticut AFL-CIO officially endorsed electronic tolling at their executive board meeting earlier this week. The state federation joins the state’s building trades unions who have already strongly endorsed tolls because of the opportunities for state residents to go to work building and repairing transportation systems that will lead to a healthier economy and better transportation for everyone.

"Every worker in this state has the right to a safe and healthy workplace," said Ron McLellan, chair of the Connecticut AFL-CIO Health & Safety Committee.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 35 workers in Connecticut lost their lives to work-related injuries in 2017, the latest data available.
Sal Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, testified on Friday before the Finance Committee to urge the legislature to begin closing the wealth gap by passing a progressive revenue package.

Sal Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to the Labor and Public Employees Committee voting in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour:

“We applaud the members of the Labor Committee for voting to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. The passage of these bills out of committee is a critical first step in the process to help over 300,000 workers get a raise in our state.

Last week, in a rare move, the entire Connecticut Congressional delegation jointly submitted testimony in support of raising the minimum wage in the state.