Local 3419

In a recent letter to the editor of the New London Day, Local 3419 President Chris Gardner pushed back against the constant attacks on Connecticut state workers.

Here is Chris's letter:

The news media last week thrust state employees' contractual benefits into the spotlight following Governor Ned Lamont's public remarks at his daily COVD-19 (novel coronavirus) briefing.

AFSCME praised today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that extends protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to millions of LGBTQ workers.

Front-line public service workers are critical to fighting this pandemic and re-opening our economy. America can do neither if we lay them off. Tell Congress to do its part to fund the front lines and pass state and local aid for public services. 

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