Citizens for Economic Opportunity

  • CT


111 South Road
United States

About Us

CEO’s mission is to challenge corporations to meet the highest standards of honest and equitable treatment of their employees, their communities, consumers and the environment – and to ensure that these needs are not placed second to those of stockholders.

Citizens for Economic Opportunity, a project of the United Auto Workers and Connecticut Citizen Research Group, is a statewide coalition of community, labor and religious organizations working for corporate responsibility and healthcare. Top priorities include organizing to win fiscally sound economic development policies that protect low- and moderate-income workers while enhancing the community as a whole. In the past year, CEO has turned its energy into addressing issues of health care and employer responsibility. In 2004, CEO and its members lead the fight in Connecticut for a public policy that would require large profitable companies not providing affordable health coverage to their employees to do so or pay a surcharge to the state to enhance public health programs.