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.
On Saturday, April 28, local workers, advocates, elected officials & students will gather at the Workers Memorial in Bushnell Park for a ceremony to honor workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries on the job.
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 first day of its twelfth biennial political convention at the Hartford Hilton on Friday, April 6.

Our members have long called for an end to divisive rhetoric that all too often distorts the real record of the hard-working women and men in Connecticut state service.

On Tuesday, labor leaders released a report responding point-by-point to the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth’s recommendations.

On Friday, March 16, at 8:00 a.m., there will be a rally and short speaking program in support of the workers at Porcelen Specrail in Hamden that have been out on strike for two weeks. The approximately 60 workers went out on strike on March 5 for fair wages, affordable healthcare, and retirement benefits.

Elected officials, workers, and community groups will rally with the workers as they begin collecting donations for the strikers. Speakers will include Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori Pelletier, Rep. Robyn Porter, Rep. Matt Lesser, and community group leaders.

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.