The state has awarded just 1.1% of the $34 million budget for the Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Program since it launched.
Labor leaders say staffing shortages will become a pandemic unto themselves if essential workers aren’t properly compensated.
Workers laid off from a highway service plaza McDonald’s filed suit in an early test of a labor rights law.
The lawmakers say the burden of correcting the overpayments shouldn’t be on people who filed their applications in good faith.
The labor agenda’s advance is delighting social-justice warriors energized by the tumult of the times — but is rattling conservatives.
Economic trends and union struggles are pushing lawmakers to resolve through legislation questions once answered by collective bargaining.
The legislature’s Labor and Public Employees Committee co-chairs skipped the masks, but they were very socially distant.
The rules for reopening Connecticut are coming out. But state officials warned not to expect a rapid recovery.
We asked the seven Senate Democrats whose votes on truck tolls have been in question. Here’s what they said.
The move to expand PTSD benefits comes just one year after lawmakers reached a landmark compromise to cover police and firefighters.
Connecticut residents with criminal records face 559 barriers that can limit their ability to lead successful lives after they’ve been released from prison.
A day after one bipartisan deal to expand post traumatic stress disorder benefits to first responders bogged down, Democratic and Republican senators approved a revised bill.
Gov. Ned Lamont went to a Hartford nursing home Tuesday to sign a copy of legislation raising the minimum wage. The event was choreographed but the governor went off-script.
Senate Democrats voted to pass a paid family and medical leave bill, leaving the governor’s veto threat for another day.
The threat to veto a family leave bill lays bare an inherent tension in Gov. Ned Lamont’s politics: He is a labor ally from the world of business, where government is suspect.