Connecticut Working Families is an independent political organization that stands up for hard working families across Connecticut — not Wall Street banks, lobbyists, and CEOs. We work to elect candidates that will be champions for our values.More
But our work doesn’t end on Election Day. We fight year-round to create an economy that works for everyone. We advocate for issues like raising the minimum wage, creating family friendly workplace policies like earned paid sick days, tackling the student debt crisis, ensuring every worker can retire with dignity, holding corporations accountable, and much more.
Familias Trabajadoras de Connecticut es una organización política independiente que defiende a todas las familias trabajadoras de Connecticut, en vez de defender a Wall Street, los bancos, los cabilderos y Presidentes Ejecutivos. Trabajamos para elegir a candidatos que van a ser campeones de nuestros valores.
Pero nuestro trabajo no termina el Día de las Elecciones. Luchamos todo el año para crear una economía que funcione para todos. Abogamos por temas como el aumento del salario mínimo, la creación de políticas en el trabajo que sean adecuadas para la familia, como por ejemplo el acceso a días de enfermedad, ponerle fin a la crisis por la deuda estudiantil, asegurarnos que todos los trabajadores puedan retirarse con dignidad, responsabilizar a las corporaciones y mucho más.
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via the Hartford Courant By Daniela Altimari Expanding the Connecticut's first-in-the-nation paid sick leave law. Requiring employers to give workers advance notice of their work schedule. And an insurance-style program allowing employees to take paid leave ... More
via the Connecticut Post by Brian Lockhart and Keila Torres Ocasio Ed Gomes just wanted to return to the state Senate after a loss three years ago. The veteran Bridgeport politician and union warhorse was never focused on making history. "I'm not looking ... More
Our economy isn't working for too many people, and it is even more difficult for women. For instance, women are far more likely to have the primary responsibility to care for children and elderly family members, yet far less likely to ... More
Via Huffington Post By Samantha Lachman WASHINGTON -- Working Families Party candidate Ed Gomes won a Connecticut state Senate special election Tuesday night, making him ... More
We just made history. Yesterday, voters in Bridgeport and Stratford elected Ed Gomes to the State Senate -- solely on the Working Families Party line. That makes Ed Gomes the first WFP candidate elected ... More
It's going to come down to the wire! We have just four more days until the Bridgeport special election for State Senate. We've been ... More
Via the Hartford Courant By Nicholas Rondinone Community activist Taylor Leake of Connecticut Working Families presented a "Don't Shoot" T-shirt to Cynthia Jennings, a member of ... More
by Hugh Bailey When Connecticut in 2011 passed its first-in-the-nation law requiring some companies to provide paid sick leave, it was accompanied by dire predictions from business groups about what it would mean for state companies and their ability to compete. But, like ... More