Connecticut has embraced collective bargaining for years. It now ranks 9th in the nation in its share of workers represented by a union.
A recent job fair put CT’s labor and management on the same side — recruiting workers to combat staffing shortages in the public sector.
SEIU 1199NE will end the strike at group homes for clients with developmental disabilities, but says limited state funds blocked pay goal.
Two who helped organize a Starbucks in Vernon were among dozens of employees and union organizers who attended a Senate hearing on Wednesday.
The need for a formal affirmation underscored tensions between the conservative trades and a federation dominated by public-sector unions.
The mandate includes employees at UConn Health and at the university’s five campuses.
The bill requires public employers to provide unions with access to new hires, among other measures.
Employee unions want to block Gov. Ned Lamont’s efforts to radically shrink the state’s workforce starting in 2022.
Union members urged districts not to reopen if they cannot meet the 13 “non-negotiable” safety measures they outlined Monday.
NEW BRITAIN — Gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and the rest of the statewide Democratic ticket vowed loyalty to organized labor at a rally Friday, promising to fight in Hartford and Washington to protect collective bargaining and the right to organize at a pivotal time for public-sector unions in the U.S.
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Calling $1.5 billion in proposed union concessions insufficient given Connecticut’s $5 billion budget crisis, Senate Republicans called Wednesday for legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to dramatically reshape labor laws to force larger savings in wages and benefits — with or without union consent.
If Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state-employee unions strike a tentative concessions deal this week, the governor and legislators face a crucial balancing test — setting today’s dire budget crisis against bigger problems that await tomorrow.
State employee unions plan to ask a judge to block the privatization of group homes for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, saying the layoffs caused by those changes violate Connecticut law
Though all indications are that many state employees will receive pink slips soon, several factors make it difficult for Connecticut to downsize its workforce. And those same factors and others make it all-but-impossible to close the major budget deficits projected for the next few years with layoffs alone.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has formally asked to reopen a major benefits contract with state employees, but his request has been met with a qualified “no” from labor’s chief negotiator.