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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.

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).

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).

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.

Hartford, CT, May 22, 2017 – The union representing state Judicial Branch and Criminal Justice employees today criticized the Malloy administration’s appointment of 13 Superior Court Judges – with an additional four to be nominated – in the middle of an economic crisis.

For Immediate Release
April 26, 2017 -- Members of AFSCME Local 1214, representing employees at Charter Oak State College and the Connecticut Distance Learning Center in New Britain, presented a $750 donation to the Saint Francis Hospital Foundation in Hartford.

Bristol, CT, March 20, 2017 — The union representing non-certified school employees in Bristol credited the Board of Education for making significant strides in improving labor-management relations and employee morale. 

Originally published in CT News Junkie, March 5, 2017.

March is Women’s History Month, when we honor the vital role women have played in shaping our country. It’s a time for recognizing the strides we’ve made on gender equality and for resolving to correct the injustices that persist.

By Rudy Demiraj
Published in CT News Junkie, Feb. 5, 2017

Listening to the constant attacks and criticisms of Connecticut state employees compelled me to write on behalf of the brave and courageous men and women who work alongside me at the Connecticut Department of Correction.