Eastern Connecticut Area Labor Federation

Tefere Gebre came to the United States in 1984 as a teenager. He and four friends had left their home in war-torn Ethiopia and walked nearly 500 miles across the desert to a refugee camp in Sudan.

When it comes to appreciating educators, please heed an old expression: Walk the walk, don’t just talk the talk.

Take Action

The CT Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Supports the
“WE REMEMBER” RALLY
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. KING’S DEATH

We will bear witness – commemorating King’s legacy and vision.
We will join in an urgent, common bond to act together—for a living wage, for quality affordable health care, for strong fully funded public schools, racial and ethnic justice, a strong democracy and an economy that WORKS FOR ALL OF US- not just the few.
For more info contact: Ann Pratt
860.209.1234 – [email protected]
We are a Movement for Justice. Join us on April 4th!

Friday, March 16th, marks the 10th day workers from Porcelain Specrail have been on strike. Last week, roughly 40 people rallied around the 60 IUPAT workers who are demanding better wages, affordable health insurance, and a 401k retirement plan. The owners of Porcelen Specrail, whom reside in Cleveland, Ohio, are starting to feel the pressure from community support of the workers.

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It's no secret that the financial divide between CEOs and average worker in the U.S. has been growing. But in one case, the pay gap between corporate chiefs and employees has reached almost 6,000-to-1: Weight Watchers, where CEO Mindy Grossman earned 5,908 times what the median worker took home last year.

An ideologically divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that companies may require workers to settle employment disputes through individual arbitration rather than joining to press their complaints, a decision affecting as many as 25 million workers.

The court's conservative majority said that the 5-to-4 ruling was a logical reading of federal law, and Congress' preference for using arbitration to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation.

President Trump’s attention of late has been focused in part on the United States Postal Service and Amazon, resulting in a new executive order calling for an evaluation of USPS finances. This is a good opportunity to underscore some important facts regarding the Postal Service, a national treasure belonging to all the people of the United States.

It only takes a moment talking to Emily Galvin, an apprentice with Ironworkers Local 7 in Boston, to grasp how her first year learning the skilled trades has transformed her life. For one, she has a fresh understanding of the anatomy of a city—of roads, bridges and buildings. She’s taking classes in structural steel, tension, rebar and labor history. “I love how we use mats of rebar,” Ms. Galvin says, “to make reinforced concrete for floors or knee-walls, like for a parking garage.”