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April 15, 2014

Union Official Rolls Eyes, Sparks Contract Debate

by Hugh McQuaid | April 15, 2014 4:35pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo It wasn’t collective bargaining policy that provoked a dispute between legislative Republicans and a union official during a Tuesday hearing — it was a roll of the eyes.

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Settlement Would Require State To Hire 35 More Workers

by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2014 12:00pm

Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the Department of Social Services budget to help process Medicaid applications.

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April 11, 2014

OP-ED | Do Women Need Wage Equality Or More Support For The Choices They Make?

by Suzanne Bates | April 11, 2014 8:00am

President Obama earned two Pinnochios from the Washington Post this week for using the oft-cited but misleading statistic that women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. The issue is a favorite for U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who gave the high-five heard ‘round the country at this year’s State of the Union address when President Obama brought up the wage gap.

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April 8, 2014

Courting The Female Vote & Celebrating Pay Equity Day

by Christine Stuart | April 8, 2014 4:30pm

Christine Stuart photo The women’s vote can make or break a Connecticut politician. History, shows that both male and female candidates ignore the gender gap at their peril.

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Dillon Uses Basketball To Highlight Union Issue

by Christine Stuart | April 8, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of the House Democratic Caucus With the NCAA basketball championships and both of the University of Connecticut teams on her mind, state Rep. Pat Dillon, D-New Haven, said she wants to get rid of any state law that would make it difficult for student athletes to unionize.

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April 4, 2014

Stop Work Order at UConn Lifted, But Banned Contractor Won’t Be Back

by Megan Merrigan | April 4, 2014 2:47pm

Megan Merrigan photo The New England Regional Council of Carpenters hosted a rally Thursday in Storrs after hearing word that Intext Building Systems was coming back to work on the University of Connecticut’s basketball practice facility after being banned in February.

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March 28, 2014

Two Tech Companies, Pitney Bowes Get Money From Bond Commission

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2014 2:13pm

istockphoto The state Bond Commission released funding Friday for a number of projects, including $25 million for two technology companies and Pitney Bowes.

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March 27, 2014

Malloy Signs Minimum Wage Bill Into Law, Again

by Christine Stuart | March 27, 2014 8:00pm

Christine Stuart photo It was a victory lap of sorts. On Thursday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy returned to Café Beauregard in New Britain, where he dined with President Barack Obama earlier this month, to sign a bill increasing Connecticut’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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Labor Report Shows Slight Job Gain, Drop In Unemployment

by Hugh McQuaid | March 27, 2014 1:49pm

Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent in February as the state gained 800 jobs. The Labor Department said the modest growth suggests bad weather can be blamed for killing some of the 10,400 jobs the state lost in January.

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March 26, 2014

Connecticut Heeds Presidential Call To Increase Minimum Wage

by Hugh McQuaid | March 26, 2014 4:09pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo (Updated 7 p.m.) Democrats in both legislative chambers voted to raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017 after back-to-back debates Wednesday, sending the bill to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who plans to sign it Thursday.

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