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D'Agostino interviews legendary union organizer Ed Daly

March 29, 2018

To help provide stability to workers, Edward Daly, a Vernon resident and current president of the CSEA SEIU Local 2001 Retiree Council, joined other workers to form the Connecticut State Employees Association. In 1975, they were able to pass legislation through the General Assembly that granted public employees the formal right to organize and bargain with the state, in return for a commitment never to strike. The first negotiated state employee contract followed in 1978.

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Remembering why we need collective bargaining

March 29, 2018

It is through collective bargaining that the state can manage predictable costs for a stable workforce. It is through collective bargaining that state employees saved Connecticut $1.5 billion in this latest budget cycle and $24 billion in costs over the next 20 years. And it is through collective bargaining – and only through collective bargaining – that the state now has a contractual, legal obligation to save for its retirement obligations and is closing that pension deficit.

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Legendary Union Organizer Edward Daly

Advocating for workers

March 26, 2018

As the right to collectively bargain continues to be under attack by politicians, the wealthy and the powerful in Connecticut, it is vital that we protect the right to organize and bargain for decent wages, health care and a basic retirement. Collective bargaining lifts up our workers by ensuring they are paid fair wages, working in safe conditions, and that they are given quality health insurance. It’s time to put the power back into their hands.

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Watch D'Agostino lead the debate on the contract amendment for homecare workers

March 23, 2018

On March 21, state Rep. Mike D'Agostino led House passage of a contract amendment that will raise wages, provide workers' compensation and increase funding for training and orientation programs for 8,500 personal care attendants.

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