Thousands descend on Capitol for Labor Committee hearing

Hartford, CT – Union Strong was the message of the day on Feb. 21 when thousands of union members – public and private sector workers alike – descended on the Capitol to push back legislation that would take away collective bargaining rights. Other legislation introduced Feb. 21 sought to raise the threshold for prevailing wage requirements on construction projects in Connecticut. That bill also faced tremendous opposition from union members.

CSU-AAUP leaders and members testified at both the Feb. 21 Labor Committee hearing and the Feb. 15 Appropriations Higher Education hearing to advocate for adequate funding for public higher education and to protect collective bargaining rights. Elena on CTN (2)

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