Category: News

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

Sad. GE a Bad Penny – Massachusetts’ Problem Now!

General Electric Ousts CEO As Company Continues To Struggle Since Move From Connecticut General Electric Chairman and CEO John Flannery is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Richard Drew…

New Study – Invest in kids = BIG REWARDS

The Effects of Universal Preschool in Washington, D.C. Children’s Learning and Mothers’ Earnings By Rasheed Malik Posted on September 26, 2018, Center for American Progress Getty/Amanda Voisard A 3-year-old stands with her aunt during her first day of prekindergarten, August 2011, in Landover,…

Maternity Leave — Unions Help You Get It!

Labor Unions Help Employees Take More Paid Maternity Leave Union-represented working mothers are at least 17 percent more likely to use paid maternity leave than comparable nonunion working mothers Facilitating working mothers’ use of paid maternity leave is a key…

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…