02 July 2014

Purple Is the Color of My Favorite Union


Workers from the Service Employees International Union, Connecticut’s largest union, held a press conference today to endorse Dan Malloy for governor and Nancy Wyman for lieutenant governor.
Today workers from every SEIU Connecticut local joined Governor Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Wyman to express support for their re-election.  Workers from locals 1199 New England, Connecticut State Employees Association (CSEA), 32 BJ, Connecticut Employees Union Independent (CEIU) and the Congress of Community Colleges (4 C’s) represent the more than 65,000 workers that belong to SEIU in Connecticut.  Workers range from health care workers, child care workers, sanitation workers, security guards and state employees.  On June 20, 2014 workers voted to endorse Dan Malloy and Nancy Malloy for re-election.

A worker from every local spoke about why an endorsement to Team Malloy Wyman is important to their communities.  “Governor Malloy is a tireless advocate for workers like myself,” said Matt Anderson, a security guard who was part of a successful union drive which organized about 450 state contracted security guards. “He stood with us in our fight to win dignified wages and health benefits and is clearly the best choice for all working families in Connecticut”.  

Today’s speakers touted Governor Malloy’s accomplishments on behalf of Connecticut’s workers highlighting the minimum wage increase and paid sick day legislation.  Workers vowed to stand by Governor Malloy and work tirelessly for his re-election so Connecticut can continue moving forward.

“I will be knocking on doors, making phone calls and doing everything I can to support Governor Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Wyman because I believe deep in my heart that all working families in Connecticut will have a stronger, brighter future with them being re-elected,” home care worker Terrell Williams said.  “I’ve had the privilege of meeting and speaking with Governor Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Wyman and I can tell you that there is no team that is going to work harder for the working people of Connecticut than Dan Malloy and Nancy Wyman.”

Dave Stevenson, a maintainer at Housatonic Community College, spoke on behalf of CEIU and Tim Riddle, a para-educator, represented CSEA.

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