Press Room

The PRO Act will be one of the most important pieces of legislation for working people in a generation.
This is an effort to violate the constitutional rights of every law-abiding American and the labor movement will not stand for it. Not today. Not ever.
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

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered the following remarks at Yale Law School on the future of the Supreme Court: 

Good afternoon. It’s great to be back here at Yale. I want to thank the American Constitution Society for your hospitality. I look forward to taking your questions.