Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck Connecticut, the approximately 220,000 members of the Connecticut AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) have been an integral part of keeping the state functioning. Its membership consists of private sector, public sector and building trades. Among the hardest hit are union members employed in penal institutions, bus, shuttle and truck drivers, grocery and medical service workers.
On June 25 Salvatore Luciano, president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, spoke with Susan Patricelli Regan, host of CT Valley Views, on a number of critical topics important to the state and the federation of hundreds of local unions. They discussed current contract status moving into FY21, Connecticut’s road to establishing economic recovery, and its stance for a resolution of police accountability relative to systemic racism. See this important CTVV segment on ctvalleyviews.com or check your local PATV channel.