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AFSCME mourns the loss of Mildred Wurf, a beloved member of our union family, a pioneer

Council 4 members played a key part in the successful effort by the State Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) to create a workable telework policy for state employees that underscores the importance

CT Essential Workers Fund is now live and accepting applications for reimbursement.

President Joe Biden’s roughly $1.8 trillion Build Back Better Act represents what AFSCME President Lee Saunders describes as a “sea change moment” that will prioritize the needs of working families.

The Build Back Better Act will help working people. It will create jobs, lower costs and protect our rights in the workplace

Council 4 is getting into the holiday spirit and we can't do it without you! Locals and members and their families are encouraged to celebrate the season by giving back and using your creative talents. 

Striketober and Strikesgiving are over, but worker strikes are still going strong. As I write this, Kellogg’s workers are holding the line in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Memphis. Alabama miners are heading into their ninth month of standing up to Warrior Met Coal. And the wave of worker actions demonstrating power and the fight for fairness continues to rise.

Leaders from locals with 50+ members are invited to attend a special workshop called "How to Rock Your Union's Communications. The workshop will be held via zoom on Thursday, November 9th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. 

Council 4 member leaders who are champion communicators will share strategies and examples of how they use communications to bolster their unions. 

This workshop will highlight the importance of communications for building strong unions. Topics covered will include:

AFSCME President Lee Saunders on Monday joined President Joe Biden and members of his administration, as well as a bipartisan group of lawmakers, for the signing ceremony of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Council 4 is collecting new, unused, unwrapped toys for children ages 0-13, and gift cards for local families through December 13, 2021.

Please help make this Holiday Season a much happier one for children and their families. Because of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to step up and help those who are struggling and isolated.

The House of Representatives has passed President Joe Biden’s transformational bipartisan infrastructure plan, which Biden will soon sign into law. The passage earned praise from AFSCME President Lee Saunders, who, in a statement, said, “We are turning a corner.”

As solidarity actions and strikes sweep the nation, workers are making history by organizing their workplaces for the first time.

When workers belong to a union, they have a unified voice to create safer, stronger and healthier workplaces. Organizing is our most effective tool to determine workplace dignity, hours, working conditions and quality of life. Workers aren’t stuck with dangerous workplace conditions with poor wages and benefits. They can improve them, together.