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Save the Date: 2017 Workers Memorial Day

On April 28, the unions of the Connecticut AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs.

Friday, April 28
1:00 PM
Workers Memorial in Bushnell Park (map)
 

Mar 24: Protect Your Pay, Pension & Healthcare in Hartford

Join Us Friday, March 24, to Defend Our Rights
 
We are joining thousands of union members Friday, March 24, at the State Capitol in Hartford to resist the attacks on working people.
 
The legislature's budget-writing committee has raised dozens of anti-worker bills for public hearing. We must come together to resist all legislation attacking working people, whether they are union members or not. 
 
The hearing will run late into the evening and there will be multiple actions to take part in, so come when you can any time, beginning at 10:00AM. 
 
Wear your AFT tee-shirt to show we're "all in" to fight forward to protect and preserve Connecticut's quality of life for all our communities. 
 
 
Thanks, and see you on the 24th at the State Capitol!

Regional Legislative Meetings

This is a great way to meet elected officials who will have a say in our future as state employees. We literally get a seat at the table with lawmakers, giving us the opportunity to share our concerns. No longer can we sit idly by and count on things to go our way at the State Capitol. Next one is Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 p.m. in Bridgeport. Get involved!

Feb. 21: Your Pension Is Under Attack!

A message from 1st VP Ivonne Hamm:

We have been getting lots of questions about our retirement benefits and what's going to happen to them. This is an opportunity to make a difference, let our Legislators know what we think and feel. If anyone would like to testify let me know. But what I'm asking for is that members show up and support those who are testifying. We want to pack the room.

Learn more here:

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State Budget Proposals Demand Action

The governor presented his proposed 2017 state budget package in a Feb. 8 speech that should serve as a call to action for all union members. As expected, his plan looks a lot like the same one he put forward last year — again premised on austerity policies that threaten our state's quality of life.

Feb 21: Speak Out to Save Health & Retirement Benefits

Anti-worker politicians in the Connecticut legislature are trying to silence the voices of teachers, firefighters and all public employees and strip their rights to negotiate a better future. A proposed bill would roll-back the ability to collectively bargain over pensions or medical insurance, stealing working families’ access to affordable care or retirement security.
 
Join us at the public hearing on this bill and help build resistance to attacks on working families at the State Capitol.