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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 unions representing correctional employees in Connecticut’s Cheshire-area prisons today are calling for action in the wake of multiple assaults on staff at Manson Youth Institution.

AFSCME Local 387 President Rudy Demiraj, a state correctional officer, said there have been three attacks directed at MYI staff that he described as “violent.” The assaults occurred on May 17, May 31 and most recently June 4. The respective victims of the assaults were a teacher, a correctional lieutenant and a correctional officer.

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:

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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.

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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.)