by Jack Kramer | Jan 16, 2019 12:21pm
Posted to: Town News | Labor | Local Politics | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes
PLANTSVILLE, CT — The timing of municipal aid and who should be responsible for funding the Teacher Retirement System were primary topics of discussion between legislative leaders and municipal officials at the annual Council of Small Towns (COST) meeting Wednesday.
Continue reading "Fiscal Deadlines and Teachers’ Retirement Fund Top Agenda" »
by Christine Stuart | Dec 17, 2018 12:32pm
Posted to: The Economy | Education | Election 2018 | Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — The students at Grace Academy, an interfaith, tuition-free middle school for girls, had some tough questions for Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz and the 19-member transition subcommittee focused on women’s issues.
Continue reading "Women Propose Paid FMLA, Increase in Minimum Wage, Free Community College" »
by Christine Stuart | Dec 11, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Following his last state Bond Commission meeting, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talked about the progress the state has made in growing the economy, and he offered at least one regret.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2018 1:44pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Criminal Justice
HARTFORD, CT — With a larger Democratic majority in the legislature and a Democratic governor, the 46-member Progressive caucus will introduce legislation to increase the minimum wage, implement paid Family and Medical Leave, and legalize recreational cannabis in 2019.
Continue reading "Progressive Caucus Sees Mandate on Wages, Paid Leave, and Legal Pot" »
by Jack Kramer | Dec 4, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Jobs | Labor | Transportation
BRIDGEPORT, CT —The bus drivers who make up the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) across the state are in a dispute with their employers. But it isn’t over wages or health benefits.
This one is about the right — and time — to go to the restroom.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 4, 2018 6:36am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Labor
NEW BRITAIN, CT — The head of one of the largest teacher unions in the country said she wishes Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont had beat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy eight years ago because “we would not be in the situation we are in right now.”
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by Jack Kramer | Oct 24, 2018 8:30pm
Posted to: Labor
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori J. Pelletier is stepping down from her post as head of the state’s largest labor federation and joining the private sector later this month.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 22, 2018 11:21am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Poverty | State Budget
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:15 p.m. ) Democratic candidates say video they found of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski shows what he really thinks about the minimum wage.
Continue reading "Democratic Candidates: Stefanowski’s Position On Minimum Wage Is ‘Radical’" »
by Christine Stuart | Oct 18, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Leisure & Hospital Sector | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Financial Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Jobs | Labor
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost 500 jobs in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, it also revised the August job gains from 2,200 to 3,300 jobs — 1,000 more than initially reported.
Continue reading "Connecticut Lost Jobs In September, But Gained More In August" »