HARTFORD — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Tuesday announced the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Connecticut State Council. Murphy recently held a town hall meeting with members in Middletown. SEIU cited Murphy’s commitment to working families.
“I’m honored to earn the support of the SEIU Connecticut State Council. So many of the protections and benefits we now take for granted, like a 40-hour work week and a minimum wage, are the product of union organizing. Now more than ever, we need to stand up for workers and make sure that people who work hard in this country can still get ahead. SEIU is fighting for workers in our state, and I’m proud to fight right alongside them,” said Murphy.
“Chris Murphy has a proven track record of fighting for working families throughout the state and our nation. He is a hardworking and committed Senator who will continue to be a strong advocate in Washington D.C. for jobs, opportunity, and fairness,” said David Pickus, President of the SEIU Connecticut State Council. “We are proud to have him as our friend and Senator.”
SEUI locals include New England Health Care Employees Union District 1199, CSEA Local 2001, SEIU Local 32-BJ, the4Cs, and CEUI/MEUI, and represents 50,000 workers and retirees in Connecticut.
The SEIU Connecticut State Council is part of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), an organization of 2-million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide. SEIU is dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.