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.

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.

AT&T should have to explain why it’s rolling out closure after closure, and upending lives of workers who’ve given the company so much.
UFCW and Stop & Shop contract expired on Saturday with the company refusing to honor their employees’ value and worth.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFT Connecticut, AFSCME Council 4, and SEIU Local 1199NE made the following statements in response to Gov. Lamont’s budget address.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education endorsed the following candidates for the special election.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO Executive Board elected Sal Luciano to serve as President at their meeting on Friday. Luciano, previously the Executive Vice President and former Executive Director of Council 4 AFSCME, was elected at a special meeting following Lori Pelletier’s resignation in November.

Three frontline workers will join an American democracy expert & a Waterbury faith leader to hold an “Alternatives to Austerity” budget presser on Monday, Feb. 11 at 11:00 AM.
For both furloughed federal workers and those working without pay, they will miss a second paycheck by the end of the week.