About Us

Chartered by the National AFL-CIO, we are a coalition of roughly 60 local unions from various industries throughout the western area of Connecticut. We are the heart of the labor movement, mobilizing our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice. We strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.

Created in 2017, the Western Connecticut Area Labor Federation (WCALF) formed as an umbrella organization supporting the work of four Central Labor Councils now referred to as Chapters. The four Central Labor Chapters we serve and are represented by include: DanburyWestern (Waterbury), New Haven, & Fairfield County. By combining the resources of our Chapters into one localized organization, the WCALF has been able to hire a full-time staff person to help facilitate a labor program better serving our affiliates and more effectively coordinate mobilization efforts in order to grow organized labor in the state.