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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Union Members Should Be Held to Same Rules at Legislative Hearings

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.

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February 19, 2015

Bill Classifies Unpaid Interns as Employees To Protect Against Workplace Harassment

by Elizabeth Regan | February 19, 2015 1:23pm

CTNJ File Photo A bill from Senate President Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, aims to protect unpaid interns from workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation by classifying them as employees.

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February 12, 2015

OP-ED | CT Bucks National Trend by Adding 24,000 Union Members in 2014

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.

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February 10, 2015

OP-ED | The Time Is At Hand for Paid Family and Medical Leave

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.

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February 6, 2015

Education Organizations Tout ‘Personalized’ Learning

by Christine Stuart | February 6, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Officials from three education organizations said Thursday that personalized learning is the key to improving public education in Connecticut.

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February 5, 2015

Community Providers Warn Against Budget Cuts

by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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February 4, 2015

Tenet Hospital Deal Dead Again

by Christine Stuart | February 4, 2015 3:31pm

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital 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.

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Nonprofit Providers Ask For A Cost of Living Increase

by Christine Stuart | February 4, 2015 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo They employ 12 percent of the state’s entire workforce, but they are consistently underfunded by state government.

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February 2, 2015

Both Parties Look At Eliminating Tax On Social Security Income

by Cara Rosner | February 2, 2015 4:33pm

Shutterstock Connecticut is one of 13 states that taxes seniors’ Social Security income, a practice Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike are hoping to end.

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January 30, 2015

Advocates Tell Lawmakers That 64 Minutes Is Too Long To Wait

by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2015 5:30am

DSS 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.

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