In 2017 he brought a resolution to the floor of the Connecticut AFL-CIO convention to do away with the term "nonessential state employees." That resolution would become the basis of an executive order Gov. Malloy issued the following spring. In 2021 he received AFT CT’s Joseph H. Soifer Award in recognition of his contributions to UHP and the labor movement in general. Chris has been with the UConn Health communications team since 2007.