Press Room

From the State House to the U.S. House of Representatives, pro-worker candidates won up and down the ballot throughout Connecticut.
Each day in this country, an average of 275 workers die because of occupational illness and injuries. In Connecticut, there were 48 workplace deaths in 2018 alone.
America has lost one of the greatest jurists in our nation’s history. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her career defending the Constitution and the everyday working people who bring that document to life.
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.

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.

"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.
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.