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April 17, 2015

Report: Personal Income Increases, But Hurdles Remain

by Cara Rosner | April 17, 2015 11:14am

shutterstock Personal income in Connecticut grew 3.7 percent between the fourth quarter of 2013 and the fourth quarter of 2014, while most of the rest of the Northeast saw more sizable gains, according to a report out this week.

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April 16, 2015

Fight For $15 Reaches State Capitol

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo On the day when Americans file their income taxes, fast food workers, nursing home workers, and adjunct professors from Connecticut to California walked off the job to rally for higher pay.

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April 14, 2015

Union Postpones Nursing Home Strike

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 3:31pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo At the urging of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, nursing home workers will postpone their upcoming strike, according to a spokeswoman for the union.

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Domestic Workers Rally For Rights At Capitol

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 2:03pm

Christine Stuart photo They take care of children and the elderly and are trusted to clean homes, but domestic workers are not protected by Connecticut labor laws most of us take for granted.

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April 12, 2015

OP-ED | New York Makes Connecticut Look Like An Educational Shangri-La

by Barth Keck | April 12, 2015 10:48am

Connecticut has been taking a beating lately in the court of public opinion.

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April 10, 2015

OP-ED | Push For Tax on Low Wages Would Mean Higher Grocery Bills and Fewer Jobs

by Suzanne Bates | April 10, 2015 1:30pm

Not one, but two legislative committees in Hartford approved bills that would force employers to pay a penalty — a tax, really — for hiring people in our state.

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OP-ED | Why Is UConn Getting In The Way of Affordable Health Benefits For Graduate Assistants?

by Morgan Thomas | April 10, 2015 11:30am

Despite the value of our work as graduate assistants, the University of Connecticut has blocked our efforts to negotiate health benefits on par with other state employees. Having cut and mismanaged our healthcare, they now refuse to sit down with us to look for a better solution.

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April 9, 2015

Labor Advocates Back Bill To Fine Large Employers Paying Less Than $15 An Hour

by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2015 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo A Hartford daycare was the backdrop Thursday for a press conference on a union-backed bill that would fine large employers who pay their employees less than $15 an hour.

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April 8, 2015

Nursing Home Workers Get Ready To Strike

by Christine Stuart | April 8, 2015 1:52pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Connecticut’s largest healthcare union sent strike notices to 27 nursing home facilities in 20 different cities and towns Wednesday.

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New England Poised To Capitalize On ‘Advanced Manufacturing’

by Cara Rosner | April 8, 2015 11:00am

New England is poised capitalize on the emerging “advanced manufacturing” sector, which could bring an influx of high-skill jobs, but certain obstacles may prevent the region from seizing the opportunity, according to a report out today.

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