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May 24, 2017

Union Leaders Begin Selling Labor Deal to Members

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2017 2:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A day after a deal was struck between the governor and labor leaders that would save Connecticut $1.5 billion over the next two fiscal years, state workers were at the capitol Wednesday to show support for it.

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Tentative Union Framework Approved By Coalition Leadership, Malloy

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2017 12:05am

Screengrab of A&R website HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and a coalition representing the state labor unions announced at 7 p.m. Tuesday that they had agreed to reopen the contract currently governing health and pension benefits for state employees.

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May 23, 2017

House Passes Bill Expanding Pregnancy Protections

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 5:10pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House approved a bill, 120-30, Tuesday that would expand employment protections for women in the workplace under Connecticut’s anti-discrimination laws.

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Democratic Lawmakers Breathe Sigh of Relief At Prospect of Union Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 2:11pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic lawmakers were breathing a sigh of relief Tuesday after word that state employees were close to inking a concession deal with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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May 22, 2017

Union Framework Released, But No Final Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 4:23pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT— Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state labor unions are close to reaching a five-year deal that would freeze wages over the next three years, require employees to contribute more to their pension and healthcare benefits, and reduce cost-of-living increases for retirees.

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Union Negotiations Resume Later This Week

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 5:30am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told Republican legislative leaders Friday that he won’t be able to get more from the labor unions than what he had asked for back in February.

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May 19, 2017

Survey Shows Manufacturers Struggling With Workforce

by Cara Rosner | May 19, 2017 12:00pm

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut manufactures will need to fill 13,600 job positions by next year, but they struggle to attract and retrain workers, according to a survey released this week.

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Economists Call Attention To Latest Job Numbers

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2017 5:30am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s largest business organization said lawmakers need to pay close attention to the latest monthly employment report.

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May 16, 2017

Dems Look To Marijuana, Gaming & Tolls To Fill Budget Hole; GOP Wants More Labor Savings

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2017 4:05pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Legislative Democratic leaders put forward a budget proposal Tuesday that legalizes marijuana, expands casino gaming, creates a paid Family and Medical Leave system, and reduces funding for Connecticut’s clean election system.

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Black and Puerto Rican Lawmakers Call On Colleagues To Support Police Accountability

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2017 12:15pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Police accountability is lacking in Connecticut, a group of mostly Black and Puerto Rican lawmakers said Tuesday.

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