DeLauro pledges to continue to fight for working families
The Connecticut AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor federation representing over 200,000 union members, unanimously endorsed Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro during their political convention last Friday.
“I am proud to accept the endorsement of the CT AFL-CIO. I pledge to continue to be their partner in our fight for working, middle-class families,” DeLauro said.
“The single biggest economic issue facing families today is that jobs do not pay enough to live on,” DeLauro said. “Working families are struggling to pay rent, put food on the table and get out of debt. We need to treat workers with the respect they deserve by raising wages and providing good benefits. Doing so is not just the right thing to do, but it is good for businesses and taxpayers. It results in lower turnover and higher productivity, and saves taxpayers money because fewer workers have to rely on government assistance. It is long past time to ensure that workers have decent wages and the right to collectively bargain,” DeLauro continued.
“Rosa is a tireless fighter for working families across Connecticut and the country, never letting up to get the job done,” said Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori J. Pelletier. “With the vast majority of economic gains only going to the richest 1%, we need more champions like Rosa who constantly fight so working people get their fair share. That means fighting to protect American jobs from unfair trade practices, raising working people’s wages, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, establishing an earned family medical leave program, and making sure there is equal pay for equal work. Rosa has a long history of leadership on these issues, and the labor movement is proud to stand with her in her re-election efforts.”
The mission of the Connecticut American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is to improve the lives of all working people. They are a federation of hundreds of local unions representing workers in the private sector, public sector, and building trades. Their members live and work in every city and town in Connecticut, and reflect the diversity that makes Connecticut great.