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For most union locals it is standard practice that every few years a contract is negotiated.

Since 2021, Council 4 has provided educational scholarships to six students whose parents are Council 4 members. Brady Scuito and Sean O'Leary are the winners of Council 4

In a significant victory that serves as a testament to the power in a union and perseverance, the Connecticut Supreme Court ordered the reinstatement of Chris Dukes, a member of the S

Council 4 extends sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of State Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier, who was killed yesterday in the line of duty during a highway traffic stop. Pelletier was a member of AFSCME Local 1565 and worked as a correctional officer at Hartford Correctional Center until 2015 before becoming a State Trooper. 

The West Haven Library in West Haven, Connecticut, is a melting pot. Patrons of all different backgrounds and ages step foot through its doors. But no matter who visits the library, Carrie Bryant, a member of AFSCME Local 393 (Council 4), says she wants them to feel “seen and heard.”

“One thing I want to get across is that the library is much needed in the community,” said Bryant, a children’s library associate who’s been at the West Haven Library for nearly 11 years. “It’s a sense of community — a place for both adults and children to meet each other and have a safe place.”

The Connecticut General Assembly ended their legislative session on May 8. Although this year was a “short” session, the gains made in getting laws passed that protect Council 4 members’ bargaining rights, working conditions, pay, health care, and retirement security were anything but short.

Members of the Trumbull Police Union AFSCME Local 1745 accomplished a rare feat. After losing their defined benefit pension plan in 2014 they won their pensions back. Through persistence and cooperation with town leaders they not only restored a secure retirement for all members, but also played a vital role in protecting the future of their department by retaining experienced officers.

AFSCME offers First Aid, CPR & AED trainings that are certified by the American Red Cross (ARC). 

Members are required to attend at least one in-person session at Council 4 (444 East Main St. New Britain):
  • Friday, mAY 31, 10:00 AM
  • sATURDAY, June 1, 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, June 2, 10:00 AM 
***PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE COURSES (2.5 HRS) MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO IN-PERSON SESSION.

Council 4 mourns the loss of Lawrence “Larry” Amendola, former President and founding member of AFSCME Local 3144, New Haven Management and Professional Employees. Larry passed away on April 21 at the age of 90.

State Employees’ Reopener, Recruitment and Retention Agreement Overwhelmingly Passes General Assembly

Agreement supports protection and expansion of communities’ access to stable, reliable public safety, health, education and additional services

State Employees' Reopener, Recruitment and Retention Agreement Approved by Appropriations Committee

Agreement will continue efforts to protect and expand our communities’ access to stable, reliable public safety, health, education and additional services