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Local 3145 members should use this section to review your rights on the job, including grievances, Weingarten rights, Workers' Compensation and the collective bargaining agreement between our union

Feb. 19, 2019: Leaders of the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) issued this response to Gov. Lamont's proposal to reduce future pension benefits:

Governor Lamont will deliver his first proposed budget to the General Assembly February 20th. In advance of that, union leaders, frontline workers – including an AFSCME Council 4 member – and community allies held a press conference on Feb. 11 urging him to reject years of austerity measures that have devastated working families.

They called on him to take a high road approach to build an economy that works for everyone.

Mark your calendars for the biennial Council 4 Conference, April 5-7, 2019 at the Mystic Marriot in Groton, CT.

We've got a busy and informative weekend planned. Highlights include workshops, our Member Recognition Dinner and our Women's Committee Gift Basket Charity Auction, which will benefit Safe Futures of New London, a shelter that helps victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

On Oct. 14, AFSCME Local 3145 members ratified both their three-year local union agreement and a national contract addendum in coalition with other Red Cross unions across the country.

Local 3145 leaders credited both the participation of rank-and-file members in the effort as well as an overall focus on retaining workers, protecting donor safety and safeguarding the national blood supply.

Nov. 4, 2018 – AFSCME Local 3145 members elected their new officers for 2018-19.

The election was held at Council 4 headquarters in New Britain.

Here is the list of newly elected officers, stewards, trustees and delegates to the Council 4 Delegate Assembly:

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

At the AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizer Rise Up conference, VMOs from around the country attended skill-building training sessions and visited Nevada state employees to share the vision of improving the quality of public services and the lives of those who provide those services. 

Council 4 and other labor organizations are making it clear it’s time for the Commission on Fiscal Stability Economic Growth to move on after its privately-funded attacks on working people and collective bargaining failed to gain legislative session in 2018.

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in Danielson v. AFSCME Council 28, a case out of Washington state.