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Pre-Filed Legislative Bills Take Aim at Workers
For Immediate Release
Pre-Filed Bills Take Aim at Workers
Council 4 Executive Director Sal Luciano today commented on the anti-union intent behind several bills pre-filed with House of Representatives ahead of the 2017 legislative session:
“Connecticut’s economic vitality depends on a vigorous middle class that is gainfully employed and able to generate consumer spending power. Yet several of the pre-filed bills seem to take aim at every day working people.
“It’s disappointing to see legislators who pledged to create jobs and protect the middle class treat corrections officers, paraprofessionals, social workers and police officers as pariahs. Recent studies show that Connecticut public employees are a bargain and that unions provide the stepping stone to a decent middle class existence. The anti-labor bills raised thus far demonstrate either a lack of understanding or a fundamental disrespect for workers on the part of the legislators who raised these proposals.
“Taking money out of the pockets of hard-working people and redistributing it upward to the wealthy and to big corporations is no way to create good jobs, reduce income inequality or grow the economy. Our union members will fight these ill-advised proposals every step of the way.”
Pre-filed bills of concern include:
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