Connecticut’s AFL-CIO is about to get a millennial as president and a Black woman as executive vice president.
Economic trends and union struggles are pushing lawmakers to resolve through legislation questions once answered by collective bargaining.
Non-competes are proliferating. A Connecticut liberal makes a free-market argument against them.
The governor would limit damages faced by restaurants that relied on DOL advice in calculating wages.
Lamont has sided with the rich on taxes and the working poor on the minimum wage. This has left his friends in progressive politics to wonder at times what values lay at his core.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO vented Thursday at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Democratic legislators, but the labor federation will convene again Friday, probably to endorse some of the same Democrats accused of betraying labor on the state budget. The reason is a labor report card: The best-ranked Republicans have lifetime scores of 60 percent, lower than the worst-ranked Democrat.
Connecticut labor leaders began the long Labor Day weekend with sharp criticism of the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat whose close election and re-election benefitted from labor’s support.