Working Families Agenda for 2015
Xavier Gordon of Local 269 testifies about funding for Department of Labor services.
The 2015 state legislative session begins Jan. 5 and ends June 3.
Council 4 AFSCME will be there to continue our fight to rebuild the middle class by raising wages, improving public services, making health care more accessible, and strengthening retirement security.
Major Council 4 initiatives this year include:
- Asking Connecticut’s wealthiest residents and big corporations to pay their fair share of taxes to fund vital public structures and services.
- Allowing municipalities to buy health insurance at better rates through the state.
- Making sure cities and towns receive their full and fair share of funding to protect public services and jobs.
- Giving probate court employees the right to determine for themselves if they want a union.
- Providing teachers the tools they need to teach the history of labor in the schools.
- Ensuring that private companies taking over public services abide by the law and do not achieve their “savings” by cutting workers’ pay, benefits and bargaining rights.
- Stopping legislative attacks on our pay, pension and healthcare at both the state and
Be sure to join us for our Council 4 Lobby Day on May, 20 in Hartford.
And check out our website at www.council4.org for the latest updates and get your co-workers to sign up for our action updates.
For more information, please contact:
Brian Anderson: email@example.com
Matthew Brokman: firstname.lastname@example.org