February 26, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | February 26, 2015 10:30pm
The hundreds of union members who crowded into the Middletown city hall this week to protest legislation they say will mean less money in their pockets made it clear who they thought was on their side and who wasn’t.
February 19, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | February 19, 2015 1:23pm
February 12, 2015
by Lori Pelletier | February 12, 2015 4:33pm
Now that the economy is starting to rebound from the Great Recession, the question is not simply how many jobs are we creating, but are we creating jobs that raise wages for all? To ensure a strong recovery, we need family-sustaining wages. And the answer is clear: the best solution to low, stagnant wages is to join a union.
February 10, 2015
by Carolyn Treiss | February 10, 2015 1:10pm
What do a beautiful newborn baby and an old woman with dementia have in common? They both need lots of care and both underscore the hypocrisy of a society that claims to place family values above all else, but does precious little to support policies that would actually make taking care of babies, elders and ourselves economically feasible, practical and humane. It is time to change that.
February 6, 2015
by Christine Stuart | February 6, 2015 5:30am
February 5, 2015
by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2015 5:30am
Nonprofit human service providers worry that budget cuts, like the $25 million one to mental health and substance abuse grants, will be carried forward in the 2016 budget.
February 4, 2015
by Christine Stuart | February 4, 2015 3:31pm
Any lingering hope that the state could reach some sort of deal with a Texas-based for-profit hospital chain was dashed Wednesday when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Tenet President and CEO Trevor Fetter announced discussions had ended.
by Christine Stuart | February 4, 2015 5:30am
February 2, 2015
by Cara Rosner | February 2, 2015 4:33pm
January 30, 2015
by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2015 5:30am
Advocates, attorneys, and their clients told the legislature’s Human Services Committee on Thursday that waiting an average of 64 minutes on the phone to speak with a Social Services Department eligibility worker is too long.