Rowland protest scheduled for today

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(Hartford, CT) - The Connecticut Laborers' District Council announced today that it will hold a major protest action against WTIC-AM Radio Personality & Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland in front of the CBS Radio/WTIC Radio Studios this afternoon,Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Connecticut Laborers' are protesting Rowland's continual biased and hateful talk against unions, public projects such as the CTfastrak (Busway) project and the spending of state tax dollars.

"The John Rowland that I remember as governor of Connecticut always supported public projects and understood how to grow the local economy. His present show is now all trash talk radio. It's really become hate radio every weekday afternoon. We're supporting a boycott of his advertisers and the radio station as well," said Charles LeConche, business manager, Connecticut Laborers' District Council. "Our organization will also be petitioning the Federal Communications Commission about this CBS Radio outlet's handling of trash talk and biased information without offering the opportunity to present different points of view. I would like to invite all Connecticut workers to join us at this protest this coming Thursday afternoon."

Event: Protest against WTIC-AM Radio Personality John Rowland
Where: In front of the CBS Radio Studios, 10 Executive Drive, Farmington, CT
When: TODAY, Thursday, June 14, 2012
Time: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

"John Rowland has a case of convenient amnesia when it comes to supporting the CTfastrak (Busway) project. He supported this important regional transportation project for years and that effort continued through the Rell Administration as well," said LeConche.

The Connecticut Laborers' District Council represents approximately 7,500 members employed in the construction industry, public sector and other building and trade fields throughout the state. The Laborers' International Union of North America, founded in 1903 largely by immigrant workers, includes more than 800,000 members who work in construction and hazardous materials remediation, as well as in healthcare, the U.S. Postal Service and other public service sectors of the economy. For more information, call 860.296.8697 or visit

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