Increased pay, more protective equipment included in deal.
As coronavirus infections spike, states are reassessing or putting back-to-school plans on hold. Connecticut, however, is moving forward.
NEW BRITAIN — Gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and the rest of the statewide Democratic ticket vowed loyalty to organized labor at a rally Friday, promising to fight in Hartford and Washington to protect collective bargaining and the right to organize at a pivotal time for public-sector unions in the U.S.
Neither of the state legislature’s budget-writing panels put forth plans last week that help to eliminate significant deficits in the current fiscal year, or for the budget that begins July 1.
HAMDEN — Lori J. Pelletier, the president of the Connecticut AFL- CIO, used a Labor Day unity meeting Friday to urge labor leaders to pressure Attorney General George Jepsen to drop his neutrality and embrace an effort by AFT-Connecticut to unionize 196 lawyers in his office.
The administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is losing its popular ambassador to organized labor: Sharon Palmer, 71, a former teachers’ union president and an AFL-CIO officer, is retiring as labor commissioner at the end of the year.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whose strong backing of charter schools has strained his relationship with unionized public-school teachers, has sided with the unions by signing legislation increasing charter-schools’ transparency under the Freedom of Information Act.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy renewed a fight with organized labor Wednesday by vetoing legislation sought by teachers’ unions that would have set a statutory requirement for state education commissioners to have a strong classroom background, something his first education commissioner lacked. The CEA is asking legislators to override the veto.
Unions can’t promise Gov. Dannel P. Malloy a win just by being with him in 2014. But of the few certainties in the business of campaigns and elections, count on this: Malloy, the first Democratic governor of Connecticut in a generation, is a lock to lose to Republican Tom Foley without them. The unions know that, so does Malloy.
NEW BRITAIN – By turns wistful and upbeat, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor put a positive spin Thursday on Pryor’s announcement he will leave the Malloy administration, a departure sought by unions important to the governor’s re-election. He later named a leader of a teachers’ union to the State Board of Education.
With cover from the state’s two largest teachers’ unions, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday kicked off “Connecticut Core,” the administration’s latest effort to quell the political and policy clamor over how Common Core curriculum standards should be implemented.
AFT-Connecticut, one of the state’s two major public employee unions that represents teachers, has formally endorsed the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a first-term Democrat whose relationship with teachers has been rocky.
The unions representing health care workers at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London have ratified an agreement with the hospital, ending a lengthy labor dispute that included a strike and a lockout.