Press Room

At the Connecticut AFL-CIO's Thirteenth Biennial Political Convention today, delegates endorsed pro-worker candidates from the U.S. House to the State House.
We are grateful to Gov. Lamont for signing an executive order today that will help hundreds, and possibly thousands, of essential workers who were stricken with COVID-19.
"Joe Biden is a lifelong supporter of workers and has fought his entire career for living wages, health care, retirement security and civil rights," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

Sal Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement about the protests against systemic racism that happened across Connecticut that were in response to the murder of George Floyd:

“No person of conscience can watch the video of George Floyd pleading for his life under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer and not understand that something is, and has been, deeply wrong in America.

While unemployment has skyrocketed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the combined wealth of America's billionaires increased by $282 billion.

On Thursday, May 7, at 11:00 a.m., essential frontline workers who are currently sick or have recovered from COVID-19 will speak out and urge Gov. Ned Lamont to sign an executive order that establishes a workers’ compensation presumption.

On Thursday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m., labor leaders representing essential, frontline workers and those working from home, along with national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, will release the working people’s plan for reopening the State of Connecticut.

HARTFORD – The Connecticut AFL-CIO, a labor federation representing over 220,000 workers, many of whom are essential frontline workers, wrote to Governor Ned Lamont last week to urge him to quickly establish a workers’ compensation presumption for COVID-19.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka unveiled the safety conditions working people are demanding before the economy is reopened.

On Monday, April 20, at 11:30 a.m., essential workers and legislators will hold a press conference on Zoom to urge Gov. Ned Lamont to sign an executive order that creates a workers’ compensation presumption when they are stricken with COVID-19.

The new national campaign, entitled #ShopSmart, will target American grocery shoppers and is in response to the growing number of food and grocery workers who are becoming exposed to the coronavirus.