Press Room

On Sunday, Dec. 4, the Middletown Police Department announced that Officer Matt Silvestrini, who had fought a long battle with brain cancer, died Saturday.

AFSCME Local 1522 and its parent union, Council 4, applauded a ruling this month by the state labor board that found

June 1, 2020

Jody Barr, Council 4 Executive Director:
The shocking killing of George Floyd has unleashed a torrent of anger and protest in the middle of a devastating public health crisis that has deepened the fault lines that exist in our country. If ever there was a time for conversation about racism, economic inequality and health disparities, it is now. If ever there was a time for peaceful and meaningful protest – without violence, without illegal acts – it is now.

April 24, 2020 -- Frontline workers from the Department of Correction spoke out Friday to call attention to the agency’s failure to protect workers and inmates in Connecticut prisons.

New Britain, CT, April 14, 2020 – As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds within Connecticut’s state prisons, one group of unheralded but essential workers is sharing their mounting concerns over the Department of Correction’s lack of preparation and sensitivity: clerical employees.

New Britain, Ct, March 12, 2020 – Unions representing employees at the Connecticut Lottery Corporation in Rocky Hill are supporting newly proposed legislation that would terminate the quasi-public agency and transfer its operations to the Department of Consumer Protection.

New Britain, CT, Jan. 6, 2020 – The union representing 80 Torrington City and Department of Public Works employees is questioning the fitness of the city’s labor relations director to hold his position.

The faculty and professional unions that comprise the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) are speaking out in opposition to the Board of Regents’ so-called "Students First" proposal to consolidate the 12 independently accredited community colleges that 

In their statement, leaders of the coalition, which includes AFSCME Local 2480 (Community College Administrative Faculty) and AFSCME Local 2836 (State University Organization of Administrative Faculty), emphasized that:

Stonington, CT – Members of AFSCME Local 1996, the union representing Stonington public school paraprofessionals, are rallying around a local student and her family in their determined fight against a debilitating disease.

The union donated $1,000 to ECAD (Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities), a Torrington, CT-based organization whose mission is to enable people with disabilities to gain greater independence and mobility through the use of specially educated dogs.

New London, CT , May 30, 2019 – Council 4, a union representing 30,000 workers in Connecticut, donated $4,366 to Safe Futures, a New London-based non-profit agency that helps those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking in southeastern Connecticut.