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Olsen to step down as AFL-CIO president

John W. Olsen, the tough-talking plumber from upscale Greenwich who became the face and voice of organized labor in Connecticut, is retiring in September after a quarter-century as president of the state AFL-CIO. Olsen is leaving the labor federation as it downsizes, retrenches and focuses on year-round lobbying at the State Capitol and political outreach, […]

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Senate begins debate on immigration bill

Washington –- A wide-ranging and ambitious immigration bill that would provide 11 million undocumented people with legal status easily overcame its first hurdle Tuesday. The Senate voted 82-15 to begin debate on the bill. Connecticut’s two senators, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both Democrats, were in the majority that voted to move the bill forward. […]