Press Room

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.
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on his and Thea Lee’s resignation from President Trump’s council on manufacturing.

Yesterday in Charlottesville, VA the nation and the world witnessed the hateful views and violent actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis. This racism and bigotry is the worst kind of evil in our world and does not represent the true values of America. The true values of our country, values like equality and solidarity, are what have always overcome the most abominable prejudices. Any response must begin with our leaders, starting with President Trump, acknowledging this for what it is: domestic terrorism rooted in bigotry.

The Greater Bristol Labor Federation, the local labor coalition made up of public and private sector union members, released their list of endorsements for candidates running for Mayor and City Council in Bristol.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFT Connecticut, and AFSCME Council 4 made the following statements in response to the GOP’s budget scheme and the adjournment of the 2017 legislative session.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFSCME Council 4, and AFT Connecticut made the following statements in response to the Senate Republican proposal to eliminate certain collective bargaining rights.
Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, and Hartford municipal union leaders made the following statements in response to Mayor Bronin’s claim that Hartford workers have only made $1.5 million in concessions.