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

March 27, 2018

New Britain, CT – The members of AFSCME Local 2836, representing the State University Organization of Administrative Faculty (SUOAF) have donated $5,000 to the CCSU Foundation.

According to Lisa Marie Bigelow, President of the SUOAF-CCSU Chapter, the funds will help students with demonstrated need to defray the cost of tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, or books.

March 21, 2018

The union representing Montville Police Officers today urged the town to reconsider a proposal to terminate the employment of Master Police Officer Robin Salvatore.

In a letter dated March 14, 2018, Mayor Ronald McDaniel notified Salvatore that the Town was “proposing to separate you from employment” due to ongoing medical issues stemming from injuries she sustained responding to an incident last year. (A copy of the letter is attached to this press release.)

For Immediate Release
March 1, 2018:

The Connecticut AFL-CIO, CT Education Association, AFSCME Council 4, AFT Connecticut, and SEBAC made the following statements in response to the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth’s recommendations:

For Immediate Release
Feb. 9, 2018

There’s no silver bullet when it comes to balancing the state budget and growing the economy, but we know that attacking working people is not the direction Connecticut should be taking. As the governor and legislators face the challenging fiscal reality of our times, they must have the courage to create a bold, 21st century revenue stream that will sustain Connecticut and its citizens without cutting the vital services we all depend on.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. – As the Connecticut General Assembly convenes today for the start of the 2018 session, unions representing thousands of Connecticut workers are standing together to demand the passage of bills that would support working people and strengthen communities in one of the most economically divided states in the nation. Together, union workers are supporting statewide bills that would provide:

For Immediate Release
January 23, 2018

Council 4 Executive Director Sal Luciano commented today on the Connecticut Conference of Municipality’s call for an end to municipal collective bargaining at today’s meeting of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth:

For Immediate Release
January 10, 2018

Hartford, CT, Jan. 10, 2018 – The members of AFSCME Local 1716 voted last night to ratify a tentative contract agreement with the City of Hartford.

Local 1716 members approved the five-year agreement by a margin of better than 92%.

For Immediate Release
January 8, 2018

Collin Provost, a state correctional officer and President of AFSCME Local 391, issued this comment on the escape of Jerry Mercado, an inmate at Carl Robinson Correctional Institution in Enfield:

"We believe yesterday’s unfortunate events were preventable through proactive planning."

"The State has reduced staffing levels over the last several years, leaving the safety and security of the facilities and their respective communities vulnerable."