Local 371 along with the CT AFL-CIO and all of its affiliated unions fought hard this year to pass a law that would provide premium pay to our members who serve as essential workers. We are so pleased to announce that the Democratic controlled legislature passed the bill, and Governor Lamont signed it, and the application portal is now open. Benefits will be paid out in early 2023, but applicants will be notified whether they qualify within sixty days after they apply. The money is available on a first come, first served basis, and depending on your hours worked. you may qualify for up to $1000.00. In order to qualify, you must have worked as an essential worker from 3/10/20 through 5/7/22. Click here to see if you qualify and to fill out an application.