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July 21, 2014

OP-ED | All Eyes On England

by Valerie Dugan | July 21, 2014 10:00am

With a huge percentage of Connecticut’s economy dependent upon the defense and aerospace industries, all eyes turned toward England over the past week.

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July 20, 2014

DeLauro Uses New Report To Push For Paycheck Fairness

by Madeline Stocker | July 20, 2014 1:02pm

A newly-released report contains evidence that closing the gender pay gap would both improve women’s Social Security benefits and strengthen the program’s finances.

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July 18, 2014

OP-ED | Reformers Beware: Tenure Elimination No Panacea For Failing Schools

by Terry D. Cowgill | July 18, 2014 5:30am

Like a prairie fire in the middle of a drought, the movement to repeal or reform the nation’s teacher tenure laws is spreading rapidly. Emboldened by a court decision in California last month that ruled tenure a violation of the state constitution’s prohibition against discrimination, parent activists are mobilizing elsewhere to launch similar challenges, with one filed recently in New York and another in the works here in Connecticut.

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July 10, 2014

OP-ED | Latest News & Scandals Demonstrate Basic Fact: Perfect Schools Do Not Exist

by Barth Keck | July 10, 2014 11:19pm

School’s out for summer, but education is still making news:

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July 3, 2014

OP-ED | Union Members Not Interested in ‘Wisconsin Moment’

by Uri Allen and Harry Rodriguez | July 3, 2014 9:30am

A union is its members. Here in Connecticut, our unions are made up of ordinary middle class people like us, who work hard to make Connecticut the great state that it is. We are proud to be part of organizations that advocate on behalf of all working people.

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July 2, 2014

Republicans, Advocates React to Home Health Care Worker Court Decision

by Hugh McQuaid | July 2, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid Photo Republican lawmakers and advocates for disabled people called upon the state Tuesday to halt plans to collect union fees from home health care workers in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling.

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June 30, 2014

What Does Supreme Court’s Personal Home Care Worker Decision Mean for Connecticut?

by Hugh McQuaid | June 30, 2014 5:42pm

CTNJ file photo In a ruling that could impact Connecticut’s unions, the U.S. Supreme Court found Monday that personal care attendants in Illinois are not “full-fledged” state employees and can’t be compelled to pay public sector union dues.

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State Managers To Get Pay Increase This Week

by Christine Stuart | June 30, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo On Tuesday about 2,000 state managers are set to receive a 3 percent pay raise.

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June 27, 2014

OP-ED | A Bad Couple Of Weeks For Connecticut’s Education Reformers

by Terry D. Cowgill | June 27, 2014 5:30am

After stumbling out of the starting gates, it looks like independent gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Pelto had a good last week while his arch enemies, the boosters of charter schools, had a bad one.

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June 26, 2014

Frontier Communications, Local 1298 Reach Contract Deal

by New Haven Register | June 26, 2014 12:00pm

Frontier Communications has struck a deal with Local 1298 of the Communications Workers of America to extend a contract that the union’s members have with AT&T, which is selling the Stamford-based telecommunications company its land line phone business and UVerse television product.

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