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Working People Rally to Protect Their Freedom to Negotiate Together

Untitled design(3)On Monday, February 26, at 12:00 p.m., working people will hold simultaneous rallies in four cities across Connecticut to stand up for their freedom to come together and fight for decent and equitable pay, affordable health care, quality schools, and vibrant communities. They will join thousands of workers across the country who will be taking action over the weekend and into the week.

Workers are taking action on the 26th as oral arguments begin before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case called Janus v. AFSCME Council 31. Wealthy special interests, backed by the Trump Administration, want the Supreme Court to rig the economy even more in their favor with the Janus case. The corporate CEOs and wealthy special interests behind this case simply do not believe that working people should have the same freedoms and opportunities as they do.

Rallies will take place in Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, and Storrs. Speakers in Hartford will include CEA President Sheila Cohen, Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori Pelletier, House Majority Leader Matt Ritter, Rep. Mike D’Agostino, a fast food worker, and several rank-and-file workers.

What: Working people’s rally to protect freedom to negotiate together in response to Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case

When: Monday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Simultaneous rallies in four cities:
• Hartford: CT Supreme Court, 231 Capitol Ave
• New Haven: City Hall, 165 Church St
• Stamford: Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd
• Storrs: UConn Student Ballroom, 2110 Hillside Rd

Who: Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFSCME Council 4, AFT Connecticut, SEIU CT State Council, CT Education Association, SEIU 1199NE, SEIU CEUI Local 511/506, CSU-AAUP, UConn-AAUP, 32BJ SEIU, Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges, UAW Region 9A, UNITE HERE, Fight for $15 CT, Western Connecticut Area Labor Federation, Eastern Connecticut Area Labor Federation, SEIU CSEA Local 2001, Working Families, United Food & Commercial Workers, Communications Workers of America Local 1298, Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association, Carpenters Local 326, and Connecticut State Building & Construction Trades Council

NEA Working People’s Day of Action in New York City

On February 24, in cities across the country, thousands will unite to demand an end to an economy and system that’s rigged in favor of the wealthy and most powerful.

On the Working People’s Day of Action, we will stand up for the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions and educators’ ability to advocate for their students. Every day, we see how important a strong collective voice is among educators and other workers. We must have the freedom to advocate for safe schools and the support, tools, and time every student needs to succeed.


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