Stopping the Attacks: 2018 Legislative Review

The General Assembly concluded another tumultuous session on May 9, 2018.

It came as no surprise that a standoff directly threatening Connecticut public sector workers' collective bargaining rights delayed but did not derail a bipartisan budget that keeps the state funded for the rest of the year.

The 2018 session included multiple attacks on workers' rights and freedom that were fueled in large part by the recommendations of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, a panel dominated by CEOs and multi-millionaires.

Click here for Council 4's summary of the 2018 legislative session.
Click here for Council 4's legislative scorecard for the 2018 session.

Council 4 Retirees Chapter member Janet Davies, right, and a fellow retiree speak with State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-52nd) of Stafford/Somers.

Thanks to the actions of our members -- who made calls, sent emails, visited legislators and turned out for events like our annual Lobby Day -- and our Council 4 lobbying team led by Brian Anderson and Zak Leavy, we successfully pushed back against a multitude of anti-worker proposals.

The attacks won't stop, however. That's why it's important to "Remember in November" by doing everything in our power to elect pro-worker candidates on Nov. 6, 2018.