We are a federation of local unions across Eastern Connecticut that mobilizes our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice across our state. ECALF provides access to a network of local unions all throughout Eastern Connecticut. Being part of ECALF is a terrific opportunity for local unions to collaborate with unions outside their regular network. On a monthly basis, leaders from the public sector, private sector, and building trades exchange crucial information and resources, generate mutual support, foster leadership growth, and create ties within the community. This is a way to be more involved with the broader labor movement.
Our political program includes municipal candidate interviews, endorsements, member to member political mobilization/Get Out The Vote, education, voter registration, and a labor speakers’ bureau where leaders can share their experiences and knowledge with union and non-union audiences. Our chapters are successful in electing pro-labor leaders to office.
Finally, local affiliates receive specialized assistance when needed. We are on the ground and ready to provide aid such as support for contract negotiations, fighting layoffs and privatization, rallies and demonstrations. Through our coalition of affiliates and Chapters, we have the ability to deploy a rapid response network to support your cause.
The Eastern Connecticut Area Labor Federation is a proud affiliate of CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs. This is because we believe that educating our communities on the effects of climate change, and fighting for legislation that addresses it, is essential for creating a cleaner and safer future for our state.
If you are a local union interested in our federation please contact Sean Navin, Field and Community Engagement Coordinator (860-569-9779 or [email protected]) with any questions.