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.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO, Connecticut Education Association, AFSCME Council 4, AFT Connecticut, Connecticut Employees Union Independent, CSU-AAUP, Congress of CT Community Colleges made the following statements in support of HB 5270: An Act Concerning the Right of a Public to Join or Support a Union:

Sal Luciano President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO:

On Sunday, the Connecticut AFL-CIO Health & Safety Committee will hold a memorial service to remember and honor the six workers who died in the Kleen Energy explosion ten years ago. The remembrance will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 11:00 a.m. at the memorial just outside the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown.

On February 7, 2010, the Kleen Energy power plant exploded in Middletown at 11:17 a.m. The initial blast killed five workers and injured dozens more. One additional worker later died from his injuries. Some of the families of the deceased workers will attend the ceremony.

President Trump may have opened this deal. But working people closed it. And for that, we should be very proud.

On Thanksgiving, a dozen members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 40, an affiliate of the Connecticut State Building and Construction Trades Council, are volunteering to cook and serve Thanksgiving dinner for approximately 50 residents in a senior housing center in Hartford.

When Amin H. Ramadan, a member of Local 40, found out that many of the seniors would not necessarily have a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner, he decided to get help from his local union to prep, cook, and serve all of the residents at Faith Manor Apartments.

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: