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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.
On October 19, Girl Scouts in the 7th grade or higher will have the opportunity to don a hard hat and get hands-on experience with work in the building and construction trades.

HARTFORD – Leaders in the Connecticut State Building Trades Council and officers of the Connecticut AFL-CIO sent a jointly signed letter this morning to the state Senate and House Democratic Caucuses urging them to pass legislation to implement electronic tolling as quickly as possible.

Eugene Scalia has spent his entire career making life more difficult and dangerous for working people.

Sal Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, issued the following statement in response to the success the General Assembly had improving the lives of working people during the 2019 legislative session:

The Connecticut AFL-CIO officially endorsed electronic tolling at their executive board meeting earlier this week. The state federation joins the state’s building trades unions who have already strongly endorsed tolls because of the opportunities for state residents to go to work building and repairing transportation systems that will lead to a healthier economy and better transportation for everyone.

After years of grassroots organizing, Connecticut will finally catch up to our neighbors – Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey – who have already passed a $15 minimum wage.
The $15 for CT Coalition congratulated House Democrats today after the Connecticut House of Representatives passed a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
"Every worker in this state has the right to a safe and healthy workplace," said Ron McLellan, chair of the Connecticut AFL-CIO Health & Safety Committee.