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.
We applaud Gov. Lamont and the legislature for recognizing the severity of the problem facing our unpaid federal workers during the shutdown and quickly creating a no-interest loan program.
Every day this senseless and manufactured crisis drags on, real families with very real bills are harmed and millions are denied the vital services we deserve.
The Waterbury Building Trades Council unanimously voted to cancel their annual Christmas luncheon and instead donate their $1,000 budget for the event to the Center for Human Development Hospitality Center in Waterbury.
Christmas appears to have come early for the richest 1% in Connecticut. At least, that’s what the ‘Yacht Club Commission’ was hoping for.
Last night was a resounding victory for working people all across our great state.
Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori J. Pelletier will resign from the state’s largest labor federation on Friday, November 30.

After a final round of interviews, the following candidates were endorsed by the Connecticut AFL-CIO:

State Senate
SD 6: Terry Gerratana
SD 14: James Maroney

State House
HD 6: Edwin Vargas*
HD 49: Susan Johnson
HD 86: Vincent Mase*
HD 102: Robin Comey
HD 122: Jose Concalves*
HD 137: Chris Perone*
HD 147: Matt Blumenthal

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* denotes an active or retired union member

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered the following remarks at Yale Law School on the future of the Supreme Court: 

Good afternoon. It’s great to be back here at Yale. I want to thank the American Constitution Society for your hospitality. I look forward to taking your questions.