Press Room

More than three-quarters of Americans support workers' efforts to organize a union at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.
The PRO Act will be one of the most important pieces of legislation for working people in a generation.
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.