December 18, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | December 18, 2014 1:09pm
Despite pegging Connecticut’s unemployment rate at a slightly higher 6.5 percent in November, a monthly report from Labor Department estimates the state’s economy added 4,600 jobs and boasted a third consecutive month of job growth.
December 2, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 2, 2014 5:30am
(Updated 8:24 a.m.) Attorney General George Jepsen and the Office of Health Care Access gave their blessing Monday to an agreement that allows a Dallas-based, for-profit hospital chain to take over the nonprofit Waterbury Hospital.
December 1, 2014
by Cara Rosner | December 1, 2014 1:10pm
November 28, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | November 28, 2014 11:45am
It’s Thanksgiving time again, which for the last couple of years has meant more and more big box retail stores are open on Thanksgiving itself, and more employees won’t be able to spend the day with their families. It’s a setback in a year that has seen both progress and losses for the rights and security of our most vulnerable workers.
by Tom Wilkinson and Mark Espinosa | November 28, 2014 1:40am
There is no company more responsible for creating and exacerbating income inequality through its low-wage, part-time business practices than Walmart — our country’s largest private employer. That’s why we should all be thankful that, during this holiday season, Walmart workers across the country are again leading the fight to change the way Walmart does business.
Tags: Black Friday, BlackFridayProtests.org, Walmart, living wage, poverty, labor, dh
November 24, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | November 24, 2014 1:00pm
November 20, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | November 20, 2014 11:51am
November 18, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2014 12:30pm
November 17, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2014 5:30am
November 12, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2014 3:49pm
For the past 50 years the War on Poverty has taken two separate paths. One focuses money on programs for low-income children, and the other focuses money on programs to train low-income adults in the workforce.