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The PRO Act will be one of the most important pieces of legislation for working people in a generation.
This is an effort to violate the constitutional rights of every law-abiding American and the labor movement will not stand for it. Not today. Not ever.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO, UFCW Local 371, and UFCW Local 919 made the following statements in support of HB 6377: An Act Concerning Labor Peace Agreements and a Modern and Equitable Cannabis Workforce:

Sal Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO:

HARTFORD – On Thursday, the Recovery for All coalition, which is comprised of community, faith and labor organizations, sent a letter to Gov. Lamont urging him to craft a budget that reduces income inequality and ensures that Connecticut’s economic recovery is shared by all.

President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Dr. Miguel Cardona to lead the Department of Education is a sorely needed transition away from the backward values and atrocious record of Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Today, the labor movement lost a true hero for working people. As a retired steelworker and member of USW, Ed Gomes knew what it was like to work for a living and brought that experience to the state legislature every day.

Too many of America’s workers are being killed on the job and face dangerous working conditions. The latest data from the U.S.  Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows that workers of color are especially high risk. 

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.