Press Room

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.

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."

For Immediate Release
Dec. 15, 2017

New Britain, CT – The members of AFSCME Local 1214, representing 80 state employees at Charter State College and the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium, donated $1,500 to the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) to help grow the organization’s Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund.

Dec. 8, 2017

Westbrook, CT -- Members of AFSCME Local 1303-325, the Westbrook Town Hall Employees Union, donated $1,000 to the town’s Social Services Department to support the emergency fuel assistance program.

For Immediate Release
Nov. 28, 2017

Meriden, CT-- The members of Local 749 of Council 4 AFSCME, representing 1,500 employees in the state Judicial Branch, Criminal Justice and Public Defenders divisions, has donated $749 to support Helping People Excel, Inc., a private, Meriden-based agency that assists people with disabilities and their families.

Nov. 21, 2017

South Windsor, CT -- The members of AFSCME Local 1303-029, representing South Windsor school custodians and maintainers, donated $500 to the South Windsor Food & Fuel Bank.


Collin Provost, President of the Connecticut State Prison Employees Union, AFSCME Local 391 issued the following statement in response to the Department of Correction’s announcement today that it plans to close Enfield Correctional Institution: