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.

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.”

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.