Press Room

The Waterbury Building Trades Council unanimously voted to cancel their annual Christmas luncheon and instead donate their $1,000 budget for the event to the Center for Human Development Hospitality Center in Waterbury.
Christmas appears to have come early for the richest 1% in Connecticut. At least, that’s what the ‘Yacht Club Commission’ was hoping for.
Last night was a resounding victory for working people all across our great state.
Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori J. Pelletier will resign from the state’s largest labor federation on Friday, November 30.

After a final round of interviews, the following candidates were endorsed by the Connecticut AFL-CIO:

State Senate
SD 6: Terry Gerratana
SD 14: James Maroney

State House
HD 6: Edwin Vargas*
HD 49: Susan Johnson
HD 86: Vincent Mase*
HD 102: Robin Comey
HD 122: Jose Concalves*
HD 137: Chris Perone*
HD 147: Matt Blumenthal

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* denotes an active or retired union member

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered the following remarks at Yale Law School on the future of the Supreme Court: 

Good afternoon. It’s great to be back here at Yale. I want to thank the American Constitution Society for your hospitality. I look forward to taking your questions.

Delegates to the Connecticut AFL-CIO’s Twelfth Biennial Political Convention today endorsed the following candidates.
Any new deal must raise wages, ensure workers’ rights and freedoms, reduce outsourcing and put the interests of working families first in all three countries.
Judge Kavanaugh has a dangerous track record of protecting the privileges of the wealthy and powerful at the expense of working people.

A teacher, firefighter, paraeducator, janitor, administrative assistant, and other workers stood on the steps of the Connecticut Supreme Court on Wednesday to denounce a judicial attack on their freedom to negotiate a fair return on their work.

LORI PELLETIER: President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO

We have never depended on any politician or judge to decide our fate and we aren’t about to start now.