Press Room

Sal Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, testified on Friday before the Finance Committee to urge the legislature to begin closing the wealth gap by passing a progressive revenue package.
Last week, in a rare move, the entire Connecticut Congressional delegation jointly submitted testimony in support of raising the minimum wage in the state.

Three low-wage workers, a national economist, legislators, and a faith leader will hold a press conference on Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m.

Sal Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to the Labor and Public Employees Committee voting in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour:

“We applaud the members of the Labor Committee for voting to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. The passage of these bills out of committee is a critical first step in the process to help over 300,000 workers get a raise in our state.

AT&T should have to explain why it’s rolling out closure after closure, and upending lives of workers who’ve given the company so much.
UFCW and Stop & Shop contract expired on Saturday with the company refusing to honor their employees’ value and worth.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFT Connecticut, AFSCME Council 4, and SEIU Local 1199NE made the following statements in response to Gov. Lamont’s budget address.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education endorsed the following candidates for the special election.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO Executive Board elected Sal Luciano to serve as President at their meeting on Friday. Luciano, previously the Executive Vice President and former Executive Director of Council 4 AFSCME, was elected at a special meeting following Lori Pelletier’s resignation in November.

Three frontline workers will join an American democracy expert & a Waterbury faith leader to hold an “Alternatives to Austerity” budget presser on Monday, Feb. 11 at 11:00 AM.