Press Room

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.
More than three-quarters of Americans support workers' efforts to organize a union at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.
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.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 35 workers in Connecticut lost their lives to work-related injuries in 2017, the latest data available.
Sal Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, testified on Friday before the Finance Committee to urge the legislature to begin closing the wealth gap by passing a progressive revenue package.

Sal Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to the Labor and Public Employees Committee voting in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour:

“We applaud the members of the Labor Committee for voting to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. The passage of these bills out of committee is a critical first step in the process to help over 300,000 workers get a raise in our state.

Last week, in a rare move, the entire Connecticut Congressional delegation jointly submitted testimony in support of raising the minimum wage in the state.

Three low-wage workers, a national economist, legislators, and a faith leader will hold a press conference on Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB Room 1D to urge the legislature to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022.