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April 26, 2018

Strike Is Back On

by Christine Stuart | Apr 26, 2018 12:51pm
Posted to: Labor | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Workers who take care of the disabled through nine nonprofit agencies in Connecticut voted to authorize a strike that will begin 6 a.m., May 7.

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April 23, 2018

Judicial Nominations Cause Concern For Budgetary Reasons

by Christine Stuart | Apr 23, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Courts | Labor | Legal | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — The Judiciary Committee is expected to hear hours of testimony Monday on a Supreme Court chief justice nominee, a Supreme Court nominee, an Appellate Court nominee, and 30 Superior Court nominees.

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April 18, 2018

Grad Student Contract Heads to Chambers

by Jack Kramer | Apr 18, 2018 12:04pm
Posted to: Education | Labor

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HARTFORD, CT — A new four-year contract between the University of Connecticut and its 2,200 graduate assistants, which calls for 2 percent pay hikes in each year of the agreement, became a strictly party-line issue in an Appropriations Committee vote on two separate bills Tuesday.

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Minimum Wage Increase Advances

by Christine Stuart | Apr 18, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Equality | Jobs | Labor | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Repeatedly calling it an “emotional issue,” the legislature’s Appropriations Committee forwarded a minimum wage increase to the House Tuesday.

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April 17, 2018

One Paid Medical Leave Bill Squeaks Through Finance

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 4:41pm
Posted to: Business | Courts | The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — One bill failed and one was saved during Tuesday’s meeting of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee when House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz promised one of his members that they would remove $20 million in bonding for start-up costs.

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April 16, 2018

In Capitol Sexual Harassment, Consequences Don’t Apply To Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart | Apr 16, 2018 4:25pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Leaders of the four legislative caucuses began the process Monday of examining their own sexual harassment policies and it wasn’t long before the camera was pointed in their direction.

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April 12, 2018

$100M For Electric Boat?

by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Business | Congress | 2nd CD | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Groton

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HARTFORD, CT — They were able to come together in 2016 to approve a $220 million economic incentive package for Lockheed Martin to keep helicopter production in Connecticut, and state Sen. Cathy Osten is hoping the legislature can do it again for Electric Boat.

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April 9, 2018

Stating The Obvious

by Christine Stuart | Apr 9, 2018 10:35pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Labor | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — In case there were any doubts labor unions really don’t like the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, they proved it again last week by voting against the commission’s report.

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April 3, 2018

Lawmakers Tardy In Reviewing Their Own Sexual Harassment Policies

by Christine Stuart | Apr 3, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Ethics | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — Allegations of sexual harassment in a Congresswoman’s office grabbed headlines and may have helped remind Connecticut legislative leaders they promised to examine their own sexual harassment policies.

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April 2, 2018

Few Service Workers In Connecticut Have Predictable Schedules

by Christine Stuart | Apr 2, 2018 11:53am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Retail Sector | Jobs | Labor | Poverty

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HARTFORD, CT — The legislation failed to make it through the committee process, but proponents of predictable scheduling practices aren’t giving up on the concept.

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