Connecticut’s largest healthcare workers’ union reached a tentative deal, ending its strike against a group home chain for the disabled.
Nonprofits say COVID exacerbated staffing woes into a crisis
Nonprofit leaders say their ability to assess the crisis is hindered by delays in getting state funding to community-based caregivers.
One group home settles with 1199; two more face strikes
Union caregivers at group homes struck a deal Wednesday with one owner and issued strike notices for two others.
Threat of strikes returns at group homes for the developmentally disabled
A major healthcare workers’ union plans to strike Oct. 5 against two group home operators for the developmentally disabled.
Union, Lamont reach last-minute deal to avert strike at group homes for the disabled
Gov. Ned Lamont and CT’s largest health care workers union averted a strike at group homes for the developmentally disabled.
Boston Fed and CT community foundations fight for inclusive recovery
Government and nonprofit entities are stepping up with COVID relief and recovery, including the Boston Fed and CT’s community foundations.
Strike threat could push hundreds out of group homes and into nursing homes
Hundreds of group home residents, trapped in a game of state budget brinkmanship, could be transferred into nursing homes.
Group home strike is forestalled after union, CT officials make progress in talks
The state’s largest health care workers’ union has suspended plans to strike at more than 200 group homes Friday.
More than 2,000 group home workers threaten to strike by May 21
A work stoppage could exceed 5,000 caregivers if nursing home staffers strike as well.
Eviction moratorium extended until public health emergency order ends
The state moratorium hasn’t completely eliminated evictions, which are now at about half the level they were before the pandemic.
Long lines for free food persist more than a year into the pandemic, causing concern among advocates
While food insecurity remains high, the state is not seeing a corresponding increase in food stamp recipients.
DCF commissioner says old juvenile detention center could humanely shelter migrant kids
Officials say a closed juvenile detention center’s history should not rule out repurposing it as a shelter for migrant children.
What we’ve lost, what we’ve learned during our year of COVID
On March 6, 2020, Gov. Ned Lamont announced that the first case of COVID-19 had been detected in Connecticut, and within weeks, life as we knew it was a memory. Schools were shut down, universities emptied, businesses shuttered. Those of us who were fortunate enough to be able to work from home set up shop at our […]
Lamont leans heavily on federal aid to keep taxes flat in CT
Gov. Ned Lamont relies on federal funding and state reserves to balance his new budget without significant tax hikes.
Lamont uses federal dollars and reserves to boost local aid, avert tax hikes in his new budget
While Lamont’s plan provides short-term stability, it also could leave Connecticut with challenges after the 2022 elections.