Press Room

The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFT Connecticut, and AFSCME Council 4 made the following statements in response to the GOP’s budget scheme and the adjournment of the 2017 legislative session.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFSCME Council 4, and AFT Connecticut made the following statements in response to the Senate Republican proposal to eliminate certain collective bargaining rights.
Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, and Hartford municipal union leaders made the following statements in response to Mayor Bronin’s claim that Hartford workers have only made $1.5 million in concessions.
Gov. Malloy has doubled down on an austerity budget plan that deepens cuts to programs for the state’s most vulnerable, reduces transparency, and potentially risks public safety.
On Friday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m., local workers, management, and elected officials will gather at the Workers Memorial in Bushnell Park for a ceremony to honor workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries on the job.
Today, the state’s education unions and the Connecticut AFL-CIO stood shoulder-to-shoulder with undocumented immigrant students to unite behind two bills – Senate Bill 17 and House Bill 7000.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, the federation of unions representing over 220,000 union members, endorses Joshua Hall in the special election for the 7th House District that covers Hartford.
On Wednesday, February 22, leaders and members of IAM Local 700 will donate $1,500 to the “Meals on Wheels” program in Middletown.

On Tuesday, February 21, at 2:00 PM, construction workers, contractors, legislators, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, and the Mayors of Middletown and New London will hold a press conference to oppose the proposed changes to the prevailing wage threshold law in Connecticut.

Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to the news about the closing and laying off of fire fighters at the UConn Health Center and Southbury Training School.