President Biden posthumously honored former AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.
In awarding the medal in July, President Biden said, “No one did more work for American workers than he did. For Rich, his work was synonymous with the word that defined his life: dignity … His work was fierce, always trying to do the right thing for working people … Rich Trumka was the American worker.”
Trumka died suddenly on July 5, 2021. He was succeeded by Portland, Ore. Local 125 member Liz Shuler, the first... Read More
In July, President Biden traveled to Ohio to celebrate the most significant effort to protect multiemployer pensions in 50 years.
The Butch Lewis Act was one of the IBEW’s most pressing priorities when President Biden signed it in early 2021. Saving hundreds of plans from insolvency and shoring up the backstop Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, this special assistance program will ensure benefits to multiemployer pension participants through 2051.
“We turned a promise broken into a promise kept,” Joe Biden told a crowd of union workers in Cleveland on July 5. Among those in attendance were... Read More

Dear Local 90 Brothers and Sisters:
You are cordially invited to attend a dinner for all Local Union No. 90 members retiring before November of 2022. We will also be acknowledging the members who have achieved 25 years of distinguished service with the IBEW. We would like to ask all attendees to try to dress business casual out of respect for those retiring. Member price is $20.00 each and Retiree price $10.00 each. Tickets will also be sold at the door; prices will be $30.00 for Active members and $20.00 for Retirees.
 
Local 90 Retirees


David Brancato
Gary Card   ... Read More
On Friday, Oct. 21, four unions will compete in a charity softball tournament at the Yard Goats!
Come join in on the fun, raise some money for charity, and have an entertaining evening at one of the best minor league baseball stadiums in the country.
Game 1: AFSCME Council 4 vs. Connecticut State Building Trades Council
Game 2: AFT Connecticut vs. Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association
Here's everything you need to know:
Event: Labor Charity Softball Tournament
Location: Dunkin' Donuts Park (Yard Goats stadium), 1214 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103
Date: Friday, October 21
Time:... Read More
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Here is a listing of scheduled Plan Sponsor Webinars.  Please use the below link “Information For October 2022 Plan Migrations” to register.  I would encourage registering even if you cannot attend... Read More


President's Message: Labor Day
























As the summer days grow shorter, our kids head back to school, and football season starts to heat up, it means Labor Day is right around the corner! For many of us, this holiday is synonymous with a long weekend spent with family and friends, but knowing its history is important. Know that YOU are the reason behind this holiday. It was the labor movement that pushed for a holiday to celebrate the role all of us have played in building our nation.
 
Our IBEW brothers and sisters have proudly taken the torch from... Read More
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical
Contractors Association (NECA) continue our commitment to promoting and embracing a culture
change throughout the Electrical Construction Industry (ECI). The IBEW and NECA fully support
identifying how the ECI can implement changes across policies, practices and initiatives to foster
an inclusive work environment that elevates respect, acceptance and equity.

The IBEW and NECA are partnering with The Center for Construction Research and Training
(CPWR) and invite all personnel to participate in a... Read More
Any volunteers for walks or phone banking please call the hall and talk to John Bellemare at (203) 265-9533 ext. 5
Connecticut AFL-CIO
LABOR TO LABOR CANVASS
SEPTEMBER 2022

Join your fellow union members for canvassing when we will knock on union household doors
to talk about issues and educate members about labor’s endorsed candidates. Before you go
out canvassing, you will receive training, a prepared script, and a list of union households in a
neighborhood. You can pair up with another union volunteer.
 
We will supply coffee, donuts, and bagels too!

Saturday, September 10th... Read More
President Biden traveled to Portland, Ore., on April 21 to visit the site of a massive project to upgrade the Portland International Airport and discuss the infrastructure law’s role in transforming the economy of the Pacific Northwest.
 
“Through the bipartisan infrastructure bill, we’re investing $25 billion this year to modernize American airports all across this country and across this state, not just here,” Biden said. “Best of all, this project will support more than 1,250 good- paying jobs constructing the terminal. Over 95 percent of the construction is being done by union... Read More
Click the attachment below to view the Connecticut Statewide 2022 Referendum Campaign