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June 22, 2020--Ledyard School Paraprofessionals have not let the COVID-19 crisis prevent them from gaining a real voice on the job, as evidenced by their decisive vote to join Co

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 Conne

NEW BRITAIN, CT — Members of the Council 4 Delegate Assembly tonight elected Jody Barr to be Executive Director of the union representing more than 30,000 public service workers in Connecticut.

Barr, a member of AFSCME Local 2836 (State University Organization of Administrative Faculty) received 25,284 votes to 1,756 votes for Charles DellaRocco, a member of AFSCME Local 749 (State Judicial Branch and Division of Criminal Justice.) The Executive Director's term is four years.

With two days left to go before the state legislature adjourns for the 2018 session, local police officers and their bargaining representatives, along with a prominent chief elected official, are calling for action on a proposed bill that would provide mental health treatment, including suicide prevention, for those impacted by on-the-job trauma.

Unions are one of the best ways for working women and men to end sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. That is because when working people come together in union, they negotiate a contract with just cause language, and a grievance and arbitration process for dealing with conflict with the employer.

New Britain, CT – This Saturday, May 26, marks the 15th anniversary of the Council 4 AFSCME Veterans Picnic – an annual event that provides union members an opportunity to thank Connecticut military veterans while supporting statewide veterans’ causes and organizations.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFT Connecticut, and AFSCME Local 704 (State Clerical) made the following statements in response to the announcement by Gov. Malloy that they will no longer use the terms “essential” and “nonessential” state employees:

Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO:

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: