Press Room

From the State House to the U.S. House of Representatives, pro-worker candidates won up and down the ballot throughout Connecticut.
Each day in this country, an average of 275 workers die because of occupational illness and injuries. In Connecticut, there were 48 workplace deaths in 2018 alone.
Today, the state’s education unions and the Connecticut AFL-CIO stood shoulder-to-shoulder with undocumented immigrant students to unite behind two bills – Senate Bill 17 and House Bill 7000.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, the federation of unions representing over 220,000 union members, endorses Joshua Hall in the special election for the 7th House District that covers Hartford.
On Wednesday, February 22, leaders and members of IAM Local 700 will donate $1,500 to the “Meals on Wheels” program in Middletown.

On Tuesday, February 21, at 2:00 PM, construction workers, contractors, legislators, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, and the Mayors of Middletown and New London will hold a press conference to oppose the proposed changes to the prevailing wage threshold law in Connecticut.

Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to the news about the closing and laying off of fire fighters at the UConn Health Center and Southbury Training School.
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to Andrew Puzder withdrawing as the Labor Secretary nominee.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, the federation of unions representing over 200,000 union members, endorses Gregory Cava for State Senator in the special election for the 32nd Senate District.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFSCME Council 4, and AFT Connecticut made the following statements in response to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget address.