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March 15, 2019

Minimum Wage, Captive Audience, Public Option Bills Pass Labor

by Christine Stuart | Mar 15, 2019 9:59am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT —Three significant bills were passed out of committee Thursday: a minimum wage increase, limits on what employers can say to employees in the workplace, and the creation of a public health insurance option for small businesses.

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March 8, 2019

Court Recording Monitors Fear Job Loss With Outsourcing in Bill

by Lisa Backus | Mar 8, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Courts | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Budget | State Capitol

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While both sides agree that integrity matters when it comes to the accurate and timely transcription of court proceedings, the state’s court recording monitors are protesting what they believe is a move by Judicial Branch officials to outsource their jobs.

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OP-ED | Lamont Budget Is A Step in the Right Direction for Retired Teachers

by Ed Messina | Mar 8, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Education | Town News | Labor | Opinion | Education Opinion | State Budget | Pensions | State Capitol

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After decades of not adequately funding the Teachers’ Retirement System, Connecticut is at a crossroads. Do we continue to kick the can down the road or make substantial improvements to how we fund the state’s long-term obligations to teachers? The Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut is grateful that Gov. Ned Lamont made stable retirement funds for teachers a priority in his budget proposal.

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March 7, 2019

Democratic Majority Gives Advocates Hope For Path To $15 Minimum Wage

by Jack Kramer | Mar 7, 2019 6:00pm
Posted to: Jobs | Labor

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HARTFORD, CT —The legislature’s expanded Democratic majority had advocates in favor of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour buzzing with excitement Thursday.

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February 26, 2019

Dozens Call for an End to Discrimination Against the Formerly Incarcerated

by Lisa Backus | Feb 26, 2019 6:34pm
Posted to: Equality | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Tiheba Bain has dual Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Women in Criminal Justice.

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February 21, 2019

Lamont Asks Labor for a ‘Connecticut Moment’

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Labor | State Budget | Pensions

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HARTFORD, CT — With a no-layoff provision and a contract for health and pension benefits that extends to 2027, Gov. Ned Lamont has nothing he can offer his friends in labor, yet he asked them Wednesday to make changes to their future pension benefits.

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February 14, 2019

Chances of Paid Family Medical Leave Improve

by Christine Stuart | Feb 14, 2019 5:00pm
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Nonprofits

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fifth year the Connecticut General Assembly is discussing the creation of a paid Family Medical Leave Trust Fund and the chances it will pass this year were improved by the results of the 2018 election.

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February 11, 2019

Tong Breathes New Life Into Captive Audience Bill

by Christine Stuart | Feb 11, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | Labor | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — With a new attorney general, Connecticut’s Democratic Senators believe they have a better chance of passing legislation that seeks to limit what employers can say to employees in the workplace.

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February 4, 2019

Minimum Wage Hike, Paid FMLA Are Democratic Priorities

by Jack Kramer | Feb 4, 2019 5:22pm
Posted to: The Economy | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Bolstered by an election that put them firmly in control of the Senate and House, Democrats Tuesday came out in support of 10 bills, including a $15 minimum wage and paid family medical leave.

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January 25, 2019

Social Services Commissioner Expected to Move On

by Christine Stuart | Jan 25, 2019 12:59pm
Posted to: Health Care | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont has re-appointed nine state state agency commissioners, but doesn’t plan on reappointing Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick Bremby.

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