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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.

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.

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

Nov. 1, 2017
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Shawn Holloway, a member of AFSCME Local 1716 in Hartford, says it's time to stop blaming workers and their unions for Hartford's financial crisis:

"Like a broken record, The Courant continues to blame unionized workers for any budget crisis. As a city employee and taxpaying resident, I feel it's wrong to pit bondholders and workers against one another. We all deserve to be treated fairly.

For Immediate Release
New Britain, CT, Oct. 13, 2017 – Members of AFSCME Local 1159, the Bridgeport Police Union, have reelected Sgt. Charles “Chuck” Paris to serve a fifth term as President of the 414-member bargaining unit.

For Immediate Release
New Britain, CT, Oct. 13, 2017 – Concerned by the costly stonewalling of the Board of Education, the union representing 125 Killingly school paraprofessionals is asking the Town Council and the community to help them reach a contract settlement with the Board of Education.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Britain, CT, Aug. 28, 2017 – Seeking a stronger voice at work, more than 100 Program Managers for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) voted decisively to unionize and join Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Britain, CT, July 28, 2017 – Council 4 AFSCME, the union representing East Windsor public service workers, has filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) complaint against the town for violating the legal rights of union members under the Municipal Employees Relations Act (MERA).

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Bridgeport, CT, June 1, 2017 – AFSCME Local 1522, the union representing approximately 400 employees at the Bridgeport Health Care Center, is holding a press conference today at 3:30 p.m. to shine a spotlight on their mistreatment by owner/operator Chaim Stern.