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.

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.
Gov. Malloy has doubled down on an austerity budget plan that deepens cuts to programs for the state’s most vulnerable, reduces transparency, and potentially risks public safety.
On Friday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m., local workers, management, and elected officials 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.
Today, the state’s education unions and the Connecticut AFL-CIO stood shoulder-to-shoulder with undocumented immigrant students to unite behind two bills – Senate Bill 17 and House Bill 7000.