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Three years ago, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Police Lt. Paul Grech of AFSCME Local 1159, Council 4 suffered a broken neck on the job when a civilian motorist crashed her car into his city vehicle.

Council 4 and other labor organizations are making it clear it’s time for the Commission on Fiscal Stability Economic Growth to move on after its privately-funded attacks on working people and coll

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in D

On Nov. 7, 2017, voters across Connecticut’s municipalities turned out and delivered a strong message demanding change in electoral politics – including the need to show greater respect for the right of union members to bargain for decent pay and benefits.

Nearly three-quarters of the candidates endorsed by Council 4 won their seats in local elections.

(Click here for the list of endorsed winners.)

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For Immediate Release
Oct. 23, 2017

Council 4 members are responding to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month to grant Certiorari in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which would make the entire public sector “right-to-work” in one fell swoop.

Oct. 26, 2017 -- The Connecticut General Assembly has reached agreement on a two-year, $41.3 billion budget. The budget passed both chambers by veto proof margins of 33-3 in the State Senate and 126-23 in the House of Representatives.

More than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, nearly 1 million Americans (of the 3.5 million who live on the island) still have no drinking water.

Bill Seedman’s father once told him the worst thing in the world is wanting to work but not being able to find a job. Today, those words are echoed in Seedman’s devotion to his work at the Connecticut Department of Social Services, where he helps deliver education and training to people seeking work.

Oct. 20, 2017 -- Nearly two weeks have gone by, and there is still no agreement in the contract dispute between Anthem and Hartford Healthcare. Those of you covered by Anthem should have received a letter from both corporations and from the Comptroller's office explaining the situation.