CT AFL-CIO Endorses Audrey Lampert

This Labor Day, my first as a candidate, I’m proud to have received the endorsement of the Connecticut AFL-CIO. I grew up in a middle class, Union household. My dad was an electrician—a member of the IBEW Local 1 in Missouri—and I understood early on how important unions are in protecting worker’s rights. My first job was as a bagger at Kroger, a union job. I entered the workforce understanding I had the right to a break every two hours, and to overtime pay. That might seem like a small thing, but the internalized expectation that I deserved to be treated fairly for a fair day’s work made a big difference in my confidence as I negotiated pay throughout my career. Today, Union representation is still often the difference between workers settling for “You’ll take what we give you,” and a fair and equitable transaction for both sides. This Labor Day, let’s remember just how important that is.

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