Press Room

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.
Judge Kavanaugh has a dangerous track record of protecting the privileges of the wealthy and powerful at the expense of working people.

A teacher, firefighter, paraeducator, janitor, administrative assistant, and other workers stood on the steps of the Connecticut Supreme Court on Wednesday to denounce a judicial attack on their freedom to negotiate a fair return on their work.

LORI PELLETIER: President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO

We have never depended on any politician or judge to decide our fate and we aren’t about to start now.

HARTFORD – Workers, labor leaders, and community supporters will hold a press conference on Wednesday, June 27, at 4:00 p.m. to respond to the Supreme Court decision released this morning on the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 case.

HARTFORD – Delegates to the Connecticut AFL-CIO’s Twelfth Biennial Political Convention today endorsed the following candidates.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO, the umbrella federation of Connecticut unions, will hold the second day of its twelfth biennial political convention at the Hartford Hilton on Friday, June 22.

We are extremely disappointed that the legislature did not even have the courage to bring minimum wage up for a vote this year.