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Front-line workers in law enforcement and public safety will tell you that one sign of a good day is making it home in one piece, or not seeing someone else get hurt or killed.

History matters to Doug Finger, a crew leader with the Enfield Department of Public Works and immediate past president of Local 1029 of Council 4. He’s got the binders to prove it.

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

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 of making sure our members can provide vital public services during the continuing COVID pandemic and its variants.

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

It wasn’t a man with a white beard and red outfit who brought cheer to local school children in East Windsor. Instead it was the men and women in blue, from the East Windsor Police Union, AFSCME Local 3583, who took nearly two dozen kids on a huge shopping spree at the local Wal-Mart on Dec. 7.

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. 

Despite the challenges posed by a second wave of COVID-19 infections this year, Council 4 union members continue to make significant progress at the negotiating table. We’re highlighting a recent contract victory in Enfield resulting from workplace activism and a commitment by local leaders and Council 4 staff to engage the membership around priority issues yielding real dividends.

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:

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.