Category: News

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

Destroy Unions – Dis-invest in infrastructure — What do you get?

Wisconsin Has Seen Largest Middle-Class Decline Of Any State, Study Finds Wisconsin’s middle class saw the steepest decline in the country since 2000, according to a new study. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture (CC-BY) Economist Says De-Unionization, Recession, Erosion Of Manufacturing Are Factors…

Starting to get it. Labor and Climate Change.

The New AFL-CIO Stand on Climate Change What Does It Mean for Labor and for the Climate? by  Jeremy Brecher At its Quadrennial Convention in late October, the AFL-CIO unanimously adopted a resolution on “Climate Change, Energy, and Union Jobs.” [https://aflcio.org/resolutions/resolution-55-climate-change-energy-and-union-jobs]…

No Raise for you! Over Half Didn’t Get One Last Year.

Raises: Survey shows 52% of workers didn’t get one in the past year —Paul Davidson, USA TODAY  Nov. 15, 2017 — (Photo: Getty Images) More than half of Americans have not gotten a bump in salary over the past 12 months,…

The Attacks on Workers and Unions Accelerate

GOP lawmakers introduce bill to require union recertification by Sean Higgins | Nov 9, 2017 – Washington Examiner — The legislation would allow workers to petition their union to hold a recertification vote whenever its membership has had more than 50 percent turnover from…

Are You a Loser? Over 77,000 to lose health care in CT

Estimated 77,500 people lose health care in the 2018-2019 state budget Posted on October 31, 2017 by universalhealthct By Rosana G. Ferraro Governor Malloy has signed the budgetand health care for low-income people took a huge hit. Who loses?  How many people are affected?…

The Trickle Down Lie — Again and Again and Again………

Cutting corporate taxes will not boost American wages EPI Report • By Josh Bivens • October 25, 2017   The Trump administration is marketing its plan to give huge tax cuts to the richest U.S. households with a bold but fanciful claim: that these…

Cut Again? — Public Higher Ed in CT

Bipartisan budget cuts public colleges, spares financial aid BY JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR 10/20/2017 The tentative state budget agreement between Republican and Democratic leaders would cut the state’s share of funding for public colleges and universities by $79…

10 True Facts About Tax Lies

Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies October 14, 2017 — Paul Krugman – New York Times Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family…

Privatization — Less Services — More Costly

Why Privatization Is a Disaster for Any Democratic Society “In a totally free market health care system, you must be willing to let some patients die.” –By Paul Buchheit / AlterNet/  October 5, 2017–   Boston, MA-January 15, 2017. Protesters at “Our First…