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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.

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2017

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:

Nov. 1, 2017
Contact: Omar Tewfik
Email: [email protected]

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.