Posts tagged Connecticut AFL-CIO

    Attorney General to seek transfer of Sandy Hook fund away from union

    December 15, 2022 // The Attorney General will file what is known as an equitable deviation complaint, which will not change the intent of the fund, known as the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Program (SHWAP), but only which entity would oversee it, according to spokeswoman Elizabeth Benton.

    CT’s ‘captive audience’ law challenged in federal lawsuit

    November 2, 2022 // Connecticut’s ban on “captive audience” meetings, which unions say are used to thwart organizing, is unconstitutional and a preemption of federal labor law, a coalition led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford. The lawsuit, joined by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and trade groups representing retailers and others, says the ban violates free-speech and equal-protection rights under the Constitution by “chilling and prohibiting employer speech” with their workers. The defendants in the lawsuit are Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo of the state Department of Labor, the department itself, and Attorney General William Tong. Chris DiPentima,