Press Room

Sal Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, testified on Friday before the Finance Committee to urge the legislature to begin closing the wealth gap by passing a progressive revenue package.
Last week, in a rare move, the entire Connecticut Congressional delegation jointly submitted testimony in support of raising the minimum wage in the state.

Three low-wage workers, a national economist, legislators, and a faith leader will hold a press conference on Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m.

Seven workers at Foxwoods will testify about the coercive, anti-union captive audience meetings they are being forced to attend for attempting to form a union.
Approximately 60 workers at Porcelen Specrail went out on strike earlier this week for fair wages, affordable healthcare, and basic retirement benefits.
"We suspected the fix was in a month ago and now we have the proof," -Lori Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO.

On Monday, February 26, at 12:00 p.m., working people will hold simultaneous rallies in four cities across Connecticut to stand up for their freedom to come together and fight for decent and equitable pay, affordable health care, quality schools, and vibrant communities. They will join thousands of workers across the country who will be taking action over the weekend and into the week.

There’s no silver bullet when it comes to balancing the state budget and growing the economy, but we know that attacking working people is not the direction Connecticut should be taking. As the governor and legislators face the challenging fiscal reality of our times, they must have the courage to create a bold, 21st century revenue stream that will sustain Connecticut and its citizens without cutting the vital services we all depend on.

“These common sense proposals would help lift wages and standards for working people across the state,” said Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO.
While President Trump boasts his support for working families, his administration is advocating a position in the United States Supreme Court that disregards decades of settled law and threatens our livelihoods.