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.

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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

 

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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

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Introducing Jody Barr, Preparing for the Supreme Court.

May 29, 2018

Newly elected Council 4 Executive Director Jody Barr talks about his background and the challenges facing organized labor. We also check in with Council 4 legislative advocates Brian Anderson and Zak Leavy about the Supreme Court's pro-corporate tilt.

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On the Record with Sal Luciano

May 18, 2018

Recently retired Council 4 Executive Director Sal Luciano reflects on his experiences leading our union and the challenging facing the labor movement.

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Courtroom Monitors Sotonye Otunba-Payne and John Lanefski

April 29, 2018

AFSCME Local 749 members John Lanefski and Sotonye Otunba-Payne explain the challenges of working as courtroom monitors and the importance of unions to their lives and the broader economy. We also hear from Council 4 lobbyist Brian Anderson about the latest corporate-backed attacks on workers in the Connecticut legislature.

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Officer Karen Moorehead / FIST Commission

March 4, 2018

Montville police officer Karen Moorehead is training for the Boston Marathon on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist bombing. We also look at a commission of CEOs and ultra-rich people who want to decimate collective bargaining rights. 

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Right to Work For Less & Dr. King

January 26, 2018

Learn more about a Supreme Court case aimed at weakening unions and all workers. We also talk with a school paraprofessional whose personal and professional lives were touched by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his support of union workers.

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Unions Fight Sexual Harassment.

December 14, 2017

We talk with two former Dept. of Correction employees who successfully fought back against sexual harassment in the early 2000s -- and how their union made a difference.

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#SenateTaxScam

December 5, 2017

The Senate Tax Bill is a gift to corporations and the wealthy. Who will pay the price?

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