Labor Chiefs Make Their Pitch To CEOs Studying Connecticut's Competitiveness

Organized labor finally got its chance to be heard in the debate about how Connecticut can do a better job competing for business and improving its crisis-prone state finances.

Leaders of unions representing teachers and public employees and the president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO on Friday got something of a reward for their patience when they met with the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth: Co-chairman Bob Patricelli said the advisory group, dominated by corporate executives and retired business bosses, is not considering a so-called right-to-work law, a measure fiercely opposed by unions.

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