Politics Published: Jun 18, 2014 - 11:41:31 AM

Connecticut AFL-CIO Endorses Malloy-Wyman for 2014

By Dan Malloy for Governor's campaign headquarters

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New Haven, CT - The Connecticut AFL-CIO on Tuesday announced its endorsement of Governor Dan Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman for re-election. The unanimous voice vote was held at their Biennial Political Convention in New Haven packed with over 300 delegates and attendees.

“I want to thank the hard-working women and men of the Connecticut AFL-CIO for their support and for working with us create the Connecticut Moment,” said Governor Dan Malloy. "What’s the Connecticut Moment? Well, together, we have strengthened and expanded the rights of workers in Connecticut to collectively bargain for good wages and good benefits. Together, we have expanded the middle class through the Earned Income Tax Credit, raising the minimum wage to $10.10, guaranteeing paid sick leave and creating over 50,000 private sector jobs. We’re investing hundreds of millions of dollars in public education and achieving universal access to pre-K. We’re investing in manufacturing and our infrastructure, getting building trades back to work - many of those unions will be up to 100% employment by this summer. And while other states and other candidates talk about rolling back the rights of workers with a Wisconsin Moment, we are demonstrating to the nation that our Connecticut Moment is what builds the middle class and protects our families. Together with the AFL-CIO, we will continue our progress in Connecticut to build a brighter future for our children.”

“Thank you to the members of the Connecticut AFL-CIO for being our partners for the past three and a half years, and thank you for committing to build on the progress we’re making together for another four,” said Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman. “Organized labor has a long history of empowering working families and we will continue that mission together as we protect and expand the rights of Connecticut workers. As a steadfast advocate for better public education, greater access to health care and a government that supports its workers, I am so proud of the work we have accomplished together. But we can’t be complacent. We will continue to stand up to those who would seek to attack worker’s rights. And we will show the world that employing the Connecticut Moment is not only the right thing to do, it’s the way we expand the middle class.”

Representing over 200,000 union workers from more than 900 union affiliates statewide, the Connecticut AFL-CIO is the largest federation of unions in the state.

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