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Hartford, CT, April 22, 2019 – Members of Local 269 of Council 4 AFSCME who work at the Connecticut Department of Labor are urging Gov.

Breaking News: On April 21, the unions representing Stop & Shop workers reached a tentative agreement with the company to end an 11-day strike that galvanized the broader l

Stamford, CT, April 8, 2019 – The statewide union representing 44 employees at the Ferguson Library in Stamford is urging the Library Director and Board of Trustees to arr

Council 4, a union representing 30,000 workers across Connecticut, has donated $2,000 to support Veterans OASIS (Operation Academic Support for Incoming Service Members) at Manchester Community College.

Sandy DeCampos of AFSCME Local 991 (Town of Manchester), a member of the Council 4 Veterans Committee, presented OASIS Program Coordinator Michelle LaBelle with the donation from the union’s Veterans Committee.

Feb. 20, 2019 -- The Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFT Connecticut, AFSCME Council 4, and SEIU Local 1199NE made the following statements in response to Gov. Lamont’s budget address:

Salvatore Luciano, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO:

Feb. 19, 2019: Leaders of the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) issued this response to Gov. Lamont's proposal to reduce future pension benefits:

Governor Lamont will deliver his first proposed budget to the General Assembly February 20th. In advance of that, union leaders, frontline workers – including an AFSCME Council 4 member – and community allies held a press conference on Feb. 11 urging him to reject years of austerity measures that have devastated working families.

They called on him to take a high road approach to build an economy that works for everyone.

New Britain, CT, Dec. 23, 2018 – AFSCME Local 1565, the union representing more than 1,900 front line prison employees raised concerns about safety and security after an inmate assaulted two correction officers at Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Montville.

The assault took place the evening of Dec. 22 at Corrigan, which is a level 3-4 high security prison. The injured correction officers received serious injuries which required hospitalization and have been released.

Connecticut can be a cold and hard place this time of year, particularly for victims of domestic violence.

That’s why the members of AFSCME Local 196, representing more than 400 state administrative and clerical employees in the Central Connecticut area, stepped up to help residents at Prudence Crandall Center in New Britain.

The members of Local 1303-029 of Council 4 AFSCME, representing South Windsor school custodians and maintainers, donated $250 to the South Windsor Food & Fuel Bank.

“The Department of Community Services does an amazing job serving our townspeople,” said Local 1303-029 President Bob Smith, the head custodian at Orchard Hill School. “We are fortunate to be able to give back and to support a program that helps South Windsor residents get through tough times.”

Milldale, CT, Nov. 1., 2018 – Rudy Demiraj, President of AFSCME Local 387, representing correction officers and other front-line staff throughout the Cheshire Correctional Complex, issued this statement regarding the escape and capture of inmate Luis Clark: