Council 4 Unplugged
UConn Health: Public Hospital for the Public Good

UConn Health: Public Hospital for the Public Good

May 23, 2019

The UConn Health Center is looking to partner with a private corporation – a move that imperils patient care, education and research. Health Center employees Chris DeFranceso (UHP Local 3837) and Elizabeth Appel and Janice Oliveri (UCHC AAUP) talk about the importance of keeping their cherished institution in public hands.

The Happiest Countries

The Happiest Countries

April 16, 2019

We visit with retired labor leader Leo Canty, who toured the 10 happiest countries in the world, and found a shared respect for workers' rights and the need for a strong social safety net. 

Council 4 Conservative Caucus

Council 4 Conservative Caucus

March 18, 2019

Council 4 members Frank Ladore (Local 2836) and Jeremy Whetzel (Local 818) join us to talk about our union's new Conservative Caucus.

Connecticut Working Families.

Connecticut Working Families.

February 25, 2019

We visit with Lindsey Farrell, State Director of Connecticut Working Families, to learn about the campaigns to raise Connecticut's minimum wage and enact paid family and medical leave.

“The Things We Value.”

“The Things We Value.”

January 8, 2019

We go in depth with Council 4 Education Coordinator Joe Aresimowicz, who begins his second term as the Speaker of the State House of Representatives, and talks about his union roots.

The Election Is Over. Now What?

The Election Is Over. Now What?

November 28, 2018

Council 4 Political Coordinator joins us to analyze the 2018 election results in Connecticut and to look ahead to the 2019 legislative session.

Climate, Jobs & Unions.

Climate, Jobs & Unions.

October 26, 2018

John Humphries of the CT Roundtable on Climate & Jobs joins us for a timely discussion on the interconnection between labor and environmental issues. 

State Juvenile Detention Center Troubles

State Juvenile Detention Center Troubles

August 15, 2018

AFSCME Local 749 members who work at the state's two juvenile detention centers are dealing with the fallout of severe staffing shortages, resulting in forced overtime and workplace injuries.

Elections Matter: AFSCME Members Running for General Assembly.

Elections Matter: AFSCME Members Running for General Assembly.

July 25, 2018

On this episode, we talk to Council 4 union members Caitlin Clarkson-Pereira of Local 2836 and Tony Gennaro of Local 1361, who are running for State Representative. 

Caitlin Clarkson Pereira for State Representative

 

Tony Gennaro for State Representative 100th District

 

Janus Won’t Stop Us.

Janus Won’t Stop Us.

June 11, 2018

Correctional Officers and AFSCME Local 387 members Brian Larson and Ginny Ligi talk about the challenges of their job, the importance of their union, and how they're preparing for the Supreme Court's Janus v. AFSCME decision