Press Room

President Trump may have opened this deal. But working people closed it. And for that, we should be very proud.
On October 19, Girl Scouts in the 7th grade or higher will have the opportunity to don a hard hat and get hands-on experience with work in the building and construction trades.
Eugene Scalia has spent his entire career making life more difficult and dangerous for working people.

On Thanksgiving, a dozen members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 40, an affiliate of the Connecticut State Building and Construction Trades Council, are volunteering to cook and serve Thanksgiving dinner for approximately 50 residents in a senior housing center in Hartford.

When Amin H. Ramadan, a member of Local 40, found out that many of the seniors would not necessarily have a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner, he decided to get help from his local union to prep, cook, and serve all of the residents at Faith Manor Apartments.

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.

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.
"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.