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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.

Hamden,  CT, April 15, 2019 - Leaders of AFT Connecticut and Council 4 AFSCME today presented a joint donation to workers picketing outside the Dixwell Avenue Stop & Shop in Hamden.

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

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:

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.

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.)

For Immediate Release
March 1, 2018:

The Connecticut AFL-CIO, CT Education Association, AFSCME Council 4, AFT Connecticut, and SEBAC made the following statements in response to the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth’s recommendations:

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.