Press Room

From the State House to the U.S. House of Representatives, pro-worker candidates won up and down the ballot throughout Connecticut.
Each day in this country, an average of 275 workers die because of occupational illness and injuries. In Connecticut, there were 48 workplace deaths in 2018 alone.
For both furloughed federal workers and those working without pay, they will miss a second paycheck by the end of the week.
We applaud Gov. Lamont and the legislature for recognizing the severity of the problem facing our unpaid federal workers during the shutdown and quickly creating a no-interest loan program.
Every day this senseless and manufactured crisis drags on, real families with very real bills are harmed and millions are denied the vital services we deserve.
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.
Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori J. Pelletier will resign from the state’s largest labor federation on Friday, November 30.

After a final round of interviews, the following candidates were endorsed by the Connecticut AFL-CIO:

State Senate
SD 6: Terry Gerratana
SD 14: James Maroney

State House
HD 6: Edwin Vargas*
HD 49: Susan Johnson
HD 86: Vincent Mase*
HD 102: Robin Comey
HD 122: Jose Concalves*
HD 137: Chris Perone*
HD 147: Matt Blumenthal

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* denotes an active or retired union member