Connecticut’s top labor official questioned publicly Thursday whether the state’s new fiscal sustainability study panel is biased in favor of business and against labor, but the panel’s co-chairs say they want to hear from everybody.
Labor, advocacy groups call for tax hikes instead of budget cuts
A top Connecticut labor leader blasted Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget as continuing “to protect the very, very wealthy,” offering a counterpoint to the governor’s call for deep spending cuts and state workforce reductions, and to the broader aversion among many legislators to the idea of raising taxes for a second consecutive year.
DeLauro, Himes heading for tough vote on trade
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rosa DeLauro may be on the brink of losing a key battle in the fight over a new Pacific Rim trade pact, but that’s not likely the end of the lawmaker’s campaign to oppose it. Meanwhile, Rep. Jim Himes is being punished by organized labor for his stance.
Labor vows political fallout from Himes trade stance
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Himes is in Germany with President Obama for the G-7 meeting of major world economic powers, evidence of the president’s success in influencing key members of his party to vote for a trade measure considered a poison pill for most Democrats. Immediately, organized labor said there would be a political price to pay for Himes’ support on the trade bill.
When it comes to trade pact, Himes is the man in the middle
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes has emerged as a key, swing vote as President Obama struggles to win congressional support for a new trade pact with 11 other nations that ring the Pacific Ocean.
Battle lines drawn in Connecticut over Pacific trade deal
WASHINGTON – The battle lines drawn over a proposed U.S. trade pact with 11 Pacific Rim nations are running straight through Connecticut, which has emerged as the home of some of the proposed agreement’s most ardent supporters and bitter foes.
Pelletier helps Dems on women’s issues
WASHINGTON — Lori Pelletier, the head of Connecticut AFL-CIO, was a main witness Tuesday at a Senate hearing on a wide range of women economic issues that Democrats hope will give them an edge with female voters this year, including equal pay and family leave.
Op-ed: It’s time to raise wages
Today we are amid another crisis, and this time it is killing our fellow Americans right here at home. The culprit? Poverty.
The new voice of labor in Connecticut is female and gay
Lori Pelletier, new head of Connecticut AFL-CIO Hamden – Lori J. Pelletier appears set to be chosen by acclamation in a casino hotel ballroom Thursday as the new voice and face of labor in Connecticut, becoming the first openly gay woman to lead a state labor federation in the United States. But on Tuesday, Pelletier […]