Category: News

A variety of news topics of interest to progressive thinkers in Connecticut

Top 10 Ways to Raise American’s PAY

The Agenda to Raise America’s Pay There is now widespread agreement across the political spectrum that wage stagnation is the country’s key economic challenge. Wages for the vast majority of American workers have stagnated or declined since 1979—and wage stagnation’s reach has broadened…

When Unions Fight They Win!

Unions struggle in the courts, but they have a fighting chance in the streets Teacher Taylor Dutro listens as protest organizers announce Arizona teachers intentions to go back to work if lawmakers pass a school funding plan, during the fourth day…

Shocker! Where’s Our Raise You Promised?

The tax cuts were supposed to help workers. Unions say they’re not. By Danielle Paquette April 5 — Washington Post — Labor groups want to see more of the tax-cut windfall. (Dennis Skley/Flickr) Unions that represent about 6 million workers in the United…

FREE Public College — Stop the Debt!

By – Jen Mishory, Senior Fellow,  The Century Foundation Connecticut Like in New Jersey, it is expensive to pay full freight at a community college in Connecticut. The state has increased their tuition and fees at community colleges by approximately 30 percent…

You Won’t Believe it — Connecticut’s Not Half Bad

CT’s US News ‘best state’ ranking nosedives –BY PATRICIA DADDONA— 2/27/2018 — Hartford Business Journal — PHOTO | HBJ FILE– Connecticut’s capitol. Connecticut has plummeted to a ranking of 24th best state in the nation for 2018 from a perch of…

Surprise — Public says Raise Taxes Before Cutting Services

Dan Haar: Union poll finds Trump over Malloy, tax hikes over program cuts By Dan Haar, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, CTPOST.com It’s a bedrock principle in Connecticut that residents are fed up with tax increases and overwhelmingly think the state government…

10 Worst Policy Attacks on Workers From Trump White House

Ten actions that hurt workers during Trump’s first year. How Trump and Congress further rigged the economy in favor of the wealthy. –By Josh Bivens, Daniel Costa, Celine McNicholas, Heidi Shierholz, and Marni von Wilpert • January 12, 2018 — EPI The tax cut law that President…

These Charts Will Blow Your Mind!

12 charts that show the real problems policies must tackle, not the made-up ones December 21, 2017  EPI.org  Inequalities, and the inequities in opportunity that they represent, permeate all areas of American society. The real problems policies must tackle include…

Workers Are Screwed If They Go To The Labor Board

At the NLRB, GOP Board Members Show How to Play Hard Ball Published December 21st, 2017 – ANDREW STROM — OnLabor.org — While the media was focusing on the drama over the Republican tax bill, last week the new Republican majority on the…

Trump Says — OK To Steal Workers’ Money

News from EPI: Proposed rule would protect employers who steal workers’ hard-earned tips By Heidi Shierholz • December 2017  Today the Trump administration took their first major step towards allowing employers to legally take tips earned by the workers they employ. The…