December 19, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2014 12:04pm
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 11, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 11, 2014 5:50pm
by Christine Stuart | December 11, 2014 3:30pm
Connecticut employers will be forced to pay the highest unemployment tax in the country as the interest rate the state pays on a federal loan goes up an additional 0.5 percent in January.
December 8, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 8, 2014 1:20pm
December 5, 2014
by Suzanne Bates | December 5, 2014 12:24am
For years union leaders agreed to underfund the state’s public pension funds in exchange for perks offered up by whoever the governor was at the time — whether the perks were increased pay, greater job security, or an early retirement scheme.
December 3, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 3, 2014 4:42pm
Families of children with developmental disabilities are lobbying lawmakers this year to close six state-run institutions where more than 500 individuals with intellectual disabilities reside.
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.
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.