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The faculty and professional unions that comprise the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) are speaking out in opposition to the Board of Regents’ so-called "Students First" proposal

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

For Immediate Release
Dec. 15, 2017

New Britain, CT – The members of AFSCME Local 1214, representing 80 state employees at Charter State College and the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium, donated $1,500 to the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) to help grow the organization’s Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 8, 2017

Westbrook, CT -- Members of AFSCME Local 1303-325, the Westbrook Town Hall Employees Union, donated $1,000 to the town’s Social Services Department to support the emergency fuel assistance program.

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.