Connecticut AFL-CIO Elects New President & Executive Officers

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.

Luciano began his career as a social worker for the State of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Youth Services in 1980. In his capacity as a social worker he investigated cases of abuse and neglect of children. In 1989, AFSCME Local 2663 members elected Luciano as their President. On June 1, 2001 he was appointed as Executive Director of Council 4 to fill a vacancy. Council 4 members elected Luciano to serve as Executive Director in 2002. He retired in May 2018. Luciano also served on the International Executive Board of AFSCME until July 2018.

Also elected at the Executive Board meeting on Friday were Jan Hochadel (AFT) as Executive Vice President; Tom Wilkinson (UFCW) as First Vice President; David Roche (Building Trades) as General Vice President; and, Tiana Ocasio (IUOE) as Executive Secretary.

The officers of the Connecticut AFL-CIO serve four year terms, which began in 2017. Since elections held today were to fill vacancies, all officer positions will be up for election again at the biennial constitutional convention in 2021.

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