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.
Former UConn star and NBA coach Caron Butler was among those pressing Lamont to sign the bill
The labor agenda’s advance is delighting social-justice warriors energized by the tumult of the times — but is rattling conservatives.
The Connecticut House voted for a bill intended to protect Black women from discrimination over their hair.
One police chief said they need more time to train officers on new use-of-force rules.
The legislature’s Labor and Public Employees Committee co-chairs skipped the masks, but they were very socially distant.
Housing, employment and research subcommittees released their recommendations to reduce barriers faced by people with criminal convictions.
Inmates expressed concerns about housing and employment discrimination, and fear over licensure and life insurance for people with criminal records.
Rep. Robyn Porter, co-chair of the Council on the Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Record, said she is open to the idea: “The people closest to the problems are closest to the solutions. That’s why people closest to the pain need to be closest to the power.”
Connecticut residents with criminal records face 559 barriers that can limit their ability to lead successful lives after they’ve been released from prison.
Lawmakers passed several bills in the first legislative session of Gov. Ned Lamont’s tenure that build on his predecessor’s landmark criminal justice reforms.
Advocates for a proposal that would allow inmates to make free telephone calls were heartened when the bill was endorsed Tuesday by the legislature’s Appropriation Committee and forwarded to the House of Representatives.
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.