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Two years after forming a union through AFSCME to gain a voice in their workplace, Connecticut’s public defenders now have a collective bargaining agreement to cap their organizing efforts.

The election of Council 4 AFSCME officers took place on March 15, 2019 at our union headquarters in New Britain, CT.

The results are as follows:

Council 4 is pleased to welcome the nearly 30 members of the City of Groton Police Department to our union family.

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.