by Leo Canty and James Hughes | August 29, 2014 8:00am
For more than 100 years workers and their unions have designated a day to parade and celebrate labor, working people, the jobs they do and advances they have made. Over that time, the nature of that work has transformed dramatically from farms and factories to offices and cubicles.
Those changes were hard on many as they fell by the wayside in the struggle to keep up with the need to improve skills and fit into the next level. But as hard as it was for some, the transition we will all soon face will be much faster and wilder and more difficult to keep up with than most will ever imagine.
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by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2014 12:34pm
A national research group released a report Tuesday that concluded the living wage for a single adult in Connecticut is $19.08 an hour.
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by Hugh McQuaid | August 20, 2014 3:41pm
The United States is “on the cusp” of regaining its status as the world’s leading manufacturing country, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday during one of three stops in Connecticut.
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by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2014 3:26pm
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy promised the owners of Mickey Finn’s on Friday that he would be back with his son this weekend to purchase a pair of T.K. Axel Brand jeans.
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by Christine Stuart | August 12, 2014 4:25pm
While his Republican opponents were duking it out at the polls Gov Dannel P. Malloy joined White House officials Tuesday afternoon for a conference call on the minimum wage.
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by Staff Report | August 7, 2014 11:53am
A quarterly survey of business executives by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association found that 84 percent expect business conditions for their companies to improve or remain the same over the next three months.
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by Jhansi Katechia | August 7, 2014 5:30am
The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees approved the budget for two Tech Park projects Wednesday.
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by Christine Stuart | July 23, 2014 4:19pm
A task force that was created to determine an acceptable level cadmium in children’s jewelry got off to a rocky start Wednesday when the decision to appoint two jewelry industry experts was questioned by Rep. Diana Urban.
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by Madeline Stocker | July 20, 2014 1:02pm
A newly-released report contains evidence that closing the gender pay gap would both improve women’s Social Security benefits and strengthen the program’s finances.
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by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2014 2:18pm
The state, according to the Department of Labor, added 1,700 jobs in June and revised its job gains in May up from 5,800 to 6,000.
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