Retirees Chapter 4

Legislative Challenges Ahead in 2017

2017 Council 4 Lobby Day

The General Assembly convened January 4, 2017 and will adjourn June 7, 2017.

Working with the Connecticut AFL-CIO, Council 4 will encourage legislators to adopt a state budget that grows the state’s economy by focusing on investment in the workforce and infrastructure, fair taxation and revenue (raising taxes on the extremely wealthy, closing corporate tax loopholes) and economic opportunities for working people.

Major issues of concern for union include full funding of state aid to cities and towns; enforcement of standards to prevent the reckless contracting out of public services; and legislative approval of any state bargaining unit agreements that may be reached.

Council 4 will vehemently oppose any efforts to erode workers’ rights and benefits. Already, several bills have been raised that would negatively impact our bargaining rights and take money out of our members’ pockets. We have to be ready for a continual battle on this front.

Stay tuned and join the fight for fairness. Scroll down to Additional Resources for our latest legislative updates.

And mark your calendars for Council Lobby Day at the State Capitol on May 24, 2017 at 10 a.m.

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