Press Room

More than three-quarters of Americans support workers' efforts to organize a union at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.
The PRO Act will be one of the most important pieces of legislation for working people in a generation.
While unemployment has skyrocketed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the combined wealth of America's billionaires increased by $282 billion.

On Thursday, May 7, at 11:00 a.m., essential frontline workers who are currently sick or have recovered from COVID-19 will speak out and urge Gov. Ned Lamont to sign an executive order that establishes a workers’ compensation presumption.

On Thursday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m., labor leaders representing essential, frontline workers and those working from home, along with national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, will release the working people’s plan for reopening the State of Connecticut.

HARTFORD – The Connecticut AFL-CIO, a labor federation representing over 220,000 workers, many of whom are essential frontline workers, wrote to Governor Ned Lamont last week to urge him to quickly establish a workers’ compensation presumption for COVID-19.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka unveiled the safety conditions working people are demanding before the economy is reopened.

On Monday, April 20, at 11:30 a.m., essential workers and legislators will hold a press conference on Zoom to urge Gov. Ned Lamont to sign an executive order that creates a workers’ compensation presumption when they are stricken with COVID-19.

The new national campaign, entitled #ShopSmart, will target American grocery shoppers and is in response to the growing number of food and grocery workers who are becoming exposed to the coronavirus.
Members of SMART are collaborating with union contractors to produce and donate metal nose strips for the millions of masks being made by volunteer groups across the country.