The ABCs of Workers Comp

Michael Petosa of the State Workers' Compensation Commission leads our workshop.

Protecting our rights when injured on the job was the focus of a workers' compensation training by Council 4's Education Department.

Michael Petosa, Supevisor of Education, Safety and Health Services for of the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission, facilitated the day-long workshop, which covered the basics of workers' comp in Connecticut, managed care, safety & health committees, relevant legislation, and more -- all with the goal of empowering union members to understand and enforce their rights under law.

"This was one of the best union-sponsored trainings I've been to," says Susan Rosen, a steward for AFSCME Local 2663 (P-2 State Human and Social Services).

Added Dave Caron, Vice President of AFSCME Local 391 (NP-4 Corrections), "The workers' compensation training at Council 4 was extremely informative and helpful. "The workshop will help us be even stronger advocates for our members when they're hurt on the job."

Scroll down to Additional Resources to download and share a Council 4 flyer on the basics of workers' compensation.