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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.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, the umbrella federation of Connecticut unions, will hold its twelfth biennial constitutional convention at Foxwoods from Wednesday, October 4th through Friday, October 6th.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFT Connecticut, AFSCME Council 4, and Connecticut State Building & Construction Trades Council made the following statements in response to the passage of the Republican budget in the State Senate.
Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to the Hartford City Council’s opposition to any plan for the city to declare bankruptcy.
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on his and Thea Lee’s resignation from President Trump’s council on manufacturing.

Yesterday in Charlottesville, VA the nation and the world witnessed the hateful views and violent actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis. This racism and bigotry is the worst kind of evil in our world and does not represent the true values of America. The true values of our country, values like equality and solidarity, are what have always overcome the most abominable prejudices. Any response must begin with our leaders, starting with President Trump, acknowledging this for what it is: domestic terrorism rooted in bigotry.

The Greater Bristol Labor Federation, the local labor coalition made up of public and private sector union members, released their list of endorsements for candidates running for Mayor and City Council in Bristol.
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.