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Pelletier pressures Jepsen to accept unionization without vote

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. Continue Reading →

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Malloy vetoes qualifications for education commissioner

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. Continue Reading →

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It’s Labor Day, and unions’ message is fear Foley, favor Malloy

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. Continue Reading →

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Malloy celebrates Pryor, but makes gesture to union critics

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. Continue Reading →

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Malloy offers ‘Connecticut Core’ as Common Core fix

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. Continue Reading →

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