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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

New London, CT , May 30, 2019 – Council 4, a union representing 30,000 workers in Connecticut, donated $4,366 to Safe Futures, a New Lon

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

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:

New Britain, CT, Sept. 24, 2018 -- Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has filed two formal labor complaints against the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch over the elimination of the Supreme Court Police Department.

Council 4 filed the complaints with the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations on behalf of affiliated Local 749, which represents 1,500 employees throughout the Judicial Branch.

New Britain, CT, Sept. 18, 2018 -- Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) today filed a formal complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that M&J Bus Inc., fired a North Stonington school bus driver due to union activity.

The union representing front-line employees at state Juvenile Detention Centers in Hartford and Bridgeport is calling on the Judicial Branch to address deteriorating working conditions at the facilities that endanger staff and residents.

A respected economic think tank is urging support for Westport police union members and cautioning against the negative impact of efforts to scale back pension benefits.

In a blog post published by the Economic Policy Institute of Washington, D.C., staff economist Monique Morrissey said the national trend for slashing benefits could prove harmful in Westport, where the police union, Local 2080 of AFSCME Council 4, is in pension arbitration with the town.

Members of the Council 4 Delegate Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of a recommendation from our PEOPLE political action committee to formally endorse Ned Lamont in the 2018 gubernatorial election.

Delegates to our special June 12 meeting also accepted recommendations to endorse William Tong for Attorney General, Shawn Wooden for Treasurer, Jahana Hayes for Congress in the 5th District and several candidates for State Senate and State Representative.

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday issued its long-anticipated ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 lawsuit — one that favors billionaires out to destroy America's labor movement. The 5-4 decision overturned a four decades-old precedent and has long been the goal of a shadowy network of deep-pocketed political operatives.