Lawmakers are making an effort to revive manufacturing after a half-century in decline. But they need a next-generation workforce.
Lamont, labor headed for a showdown over ‘hero pay’
Labor leaders say staffing shortages will become a pandemic unto themselves if essential workers aren’t properly compensated.
Hospitals recruit international nurses to fill pandemic shortages
Scores of hospitals across the U.S. looking abroad to ease a shortage of nurses worsened by the pandemic.
Job growth in CT was steady in 2021 — but still not enough to recover from COVID
While Connecticut’s labor market is improving, economists say the state needs to help sectors that provide steadier, higher-paying jobs.
The federal government is making a new investment in women-owned small businesses
The SBA is putting a greater focus on women business owners than ever before.
Labor sends early New Year’s message to Lamont: Keep public-sector jobs
State employee unions and their allies are moving preemptively to stop Gov. Ned Lamont from accelerating the public sector’s decline.
There are more jobs than jobless people in 42 states
A record number of job openings and fewer workers to fill them have left 42 states with more available jobs than people looking for work, according to a Stateline analysis of federal statistics from August, the latest available. Employers such as RF Buche, who runs a 116-year-old family chain of South Dakota fast-food restaurants and convenience stores, […]
Labor chief: Forgiving millions in excess unemployment benefits is no easy task
The $30 million in excess unemployment benefits that thousands must repay to the state and federal governments likely will grow.
New team set to take over leadership of AFL-CIO in Connecticut
Connecticut’s AFL-CIO is about to get a millennial as president and a Black woman as executive vice president.
Percentage of women in state policing has stalled since 2000
At least five state policing agencies have made a goal to have 30% of their recruits be women by 2030.
Connecticut’s COVID labor law gets quick test in court
Workers laid off from a highway service plaza McDonald’s filed suit in an early test of a labor rights law.
Potential strike at group homes may hinge on state’s ability to distribute dollars faster
Nonprofits who serve the developmentally disabled still don’t know all details about their state funding for this year and next.
Once a liability, infrastructure is becoming an asset for Lamont
Even before final passage, the massive federal infrastructure spending package is yielding political benefits for Gov. Ned Lamont.
Lamont continues to keep OT costs in check despite pandemic
The coronavirus didn’t hinder Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration from keeping a lid on hefty overtime costs.
Construction trades vote to stay in the CT AFL-CIO. But why did it come to a vote?
The need for a formal affirmation underscored tensions between the conservative trades and a federation dominated by public-sector unions.