Hurricane Relief

To All Members:
If anyone has a confirmed working address for Puerto Rico please get it to us so we can send aid. We sent 80 lbs. of shirts to Houston and I was told about 20 lbs. were sent to FL. We would like to help out first responders and their families, however, no one has an address that is confirmed. We reached out to Senator Blumenthal’s office as well and we are waiting to hear back.

Three hurricanes. Millions of workers devastated.

Here’s how you can help.

Puerto Rico

The United Labor Agency, the community affiliate of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, is making knotted fleece blankets to donate to those in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria. They will be put together Thursday, September 28, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at their office in Rocky Hill (56 Town Line Road). No experience required. ULA staff will be on hand to teach anyone how to make these blankets. Click here for a flyer. If you’re interested in making a donation, please reach out to Katherine Mamed at


Hurricane Irma pounded Florida. Please consider donating to the Florida Workers Relief Fund, which was established by the Florida AFL-CIO to help provide assistance for both the short and long term for the victims of this terrible storm. The funds they raise will be used to help purchase the essential items and services desperately needed by working families impacted by Hurricane Irma across the state of Florida.


Please also consider donating to the Texas Workers Relief Fund, overseen by the Texas AFL-CIO, to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The fund has been established to assist workers and their families in their time of need. Funds are provided to help stabilize situations when issues occur such as natural disasters

Thank you so much for your generosity.

Your sister in solidarity,

Lori J. Pelletier, President
Connecticut AFL-CIO