Protecting Local Public Services
AFSCME Local 1303-028, the South Windsor Department of Public Works Union.
Across Connecticut, our members who work in municipal government are standing up to protect public services during the economic downturn.
- In South Windsor, members of AFSCME Local 1303-028 have stepped forward with cost-saving ideas to avert cuts in job and services. The local union represents public works employees. Union members are trying to restore the positions of two laid off workers.
- In New London, city workers who belong to AFSCME Local 1378 staved off service cuts and layoffs by agreeing to modify their collective bargaining agreement to provide needed savings to city taxpayers.
- In Hartford, members of Local 1716 are part of the Hartford Public Services Coalition, a group of unions and small business and taxpayer advocates speaking out for a fair budget and seeking a voice in the electoral process. Local 1716 members ratified a job security and savings agreement earlier this summer.
- And in Winchester, AFSCME Local 1303-044, representing 20 public works employees, is calling on town officials to implement a collective bargaining agreement that incorporates economic sacrifices to help ensure the delivery of services.
Local 1378 packed a recent city council hearing to protest mass layoffs that were eventually averted.