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There’s no silver bullet when it comes to balancing the state budget and growing the economy, but we know that attacking working people is not the direction Connecticut should be takin

“These common sense proposals would help lift wages and standards for working people across the state,” said Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO.
While President Trump boasts his support for working families, his administration is advocating a position in the United States Supreme Court that disregards decades of settled law and threatens our livelihoods.
The GOP tax bill that passed the Senate by one vote is nothing but an attack on America’s workers.
Nancy Wyman has been a champion for workers from her time in the General Assembly in the Education Committee to her tenure in the Comptroller’s office and most recently, as our Lieutenant Governor.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, the umbrella federation of Connecticut unions, will hold its twelfth biennial constitutional convention at Foxwoods from Wednesday, October 4th through Friday, October 6th.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFT Connecticut, AFSCME Council 4, and Connecticut State Building & Construction Trades Council made the following statements in response to the passage of the Republican budget in the State Senate.
Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to the Hartford City Council’s opposition to any plan for the city to declare bankruptcy.
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on his and Thea Lee’s resignation from President Trump’s council on manufacturing.

Yesterday in Charlottesville, VA the nation and the world witnessed the hateful views and violent actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis. This racism and bigotry is the worst kind of evil in our world and does not represent the true values of America. The true values of our country, values like equality and solidarity, are what have always overcome the most abominable prejudices. Any response must begin with our leaders, starting with President Trump, acknowledging this for what it is: domestic terrorism rooted in bigotry.