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Fact check: Who really protected teacher pension funding?


Since their endorsement of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, leaders of the largest teachers’ union in Connecticut have portrayed the governor as defender of what teachers worry about most: the future of their pensions. But while touting Malloy as the first governor to “fully fund” the long-neglected pension system, the leadership message of the Connecticut Education Association doesn’t mention that Malloy had little choice but to do so. Continue Reading →

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Malloy and Pelto finally at same microphone, if hours apart

Jonathan Pelto taking questions. Behind him is Sal Luciano, the WFP, AFSCME and AFL-CIO leader.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman politely thanked Working Families Party members Saturday for what they did in 2010 to elect her and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The governor then brusquely reminded them of what he did on the strength of that victory: “Elections have consequences.” Continue Reading →

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A labor embrace for Malloy, with a jab over education

Randi Weingarten, national AFT president, makes a plea for Malloy.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO’s biennial political convention was a two-day infomercial promoting the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, with one carefully choreographed note of discord: A rebuke to the Democratic governor’s choice of Stefan Pryor as commissioner of education. Continue Reading →

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CT AFL-CIO mocks Foley: ‘Did I say something funny?’

Tom Foley addressing the AFL-CIO in June.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley was greeted with derisive laughter Monday as he told the Connecticut AFL-CIO that his call for a “Wisconsin moment” was simply a plea to end one-party Democratic rule in Connecticut, not to undermine collective bargaining rights. Continue Reading →

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