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.

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.
"We suspected the fix was in a month ago and now we have the proof," -Lori Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO.

On Monday, February 26, at 12:00 p.m., working people will hold simultaneous rallies in four cities across Connecticut to stand up for their freedom to come together and fight for decent and equitable pay, affordable health care, quality schools, and vibrant communities. They will join thousands of workers across the country who will be taking action over the weekend and into the week.

There’s no silver bullet when it comes to balancing the state budget and growing the economy, but we know that attacking working people is not the direction Connecticut should be taking. As the governor and legislators face the challenging fiscal reality of our times, they must have the courage to create a bold, 21st century revenue stream that will sustain Connecticut and its citizens without cutting the vital services we all depend on.

“These common sense proposals would help lift wages and standards for working people across the state,” said Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO.