Press Room

The entire labor movement is grieving as the nation lost a true champion for working people. From his early days as a coal miner to President of the 12.5 million member AFL-CIO, Trumka dedicated his entire life to championing workers’ rights.
CT working families need an economy that puts them first. With this bill, CT can create thousands of good-paying cannabis jobs that will strengthen our communities and help to speed our economic recovery.
This fund will help potentially thousands of essential workers – healthcare workers, first responders, grocery store workers, bus drivers, corrections employees and many others – who contracted the novel coronavirus on the job through no fault of their own.
We applaud the Judiciary Committee for recognizing that the best way to create good jobs in this new industry is to make labor peace agreements a condition of licensure.
More than three-quarters of Americans support workers' efforts to organize a union at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.
Throughout the pandemic, the state has expected our essential workers to continue to show up to work every day and sometimes without adequate personal protective equipment. And they have. The least we can do is take care of them when they get sick.
We thank the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus for announcing today that the inclusion of equity standards and labor peace in legalizing recreational use of cannabis is one of their top priorities.
The PRO Act will be one of the most important pieces of legislation for working people in a generation.

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.