Category: News

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

In Act of Racism, Trump Goes After the Dreamers with DACA Repeal

White House Phases Out Protection For 8,000 Undocumented Youth In Connecticut By Russel Blair, Hartford Courant The White House Tuesday announced the end of an Obama-era immigration program that protects some 8,000 undocumented youth in Connecticut from deportation and allows…

Labor Day? Workers Screwed Again as Overtime Rule Tossed Out

U.S. judge strikes down Obama administration overtime pay rule —Daniel Wiessner – Reuters —  (Reuters) – A federal judge in Texas on Thursday struck down an Obama administration rule that would have extended mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million…

Gallup Poll — Shows Support for Unions Growing!

WORKPLACE AUGUST 30, 2017 Labor Union Approval Best Since 2003, at 61% by Art Swift STORY HIGHLIGHTS High union approval still not as high as in the 1930s to 1960s New high of 39% of Americans say unions should have…

$80 Million Attack on Unions and Progressive Politics

Rightwing alliance plots assault to ‘defund and defang’ public sector unions Conservative campaign aims to strike ‘mortal blow’ on government unions  ‘A once-in-a-lifetime chance to reverse the failed policies of the American left’  Teachers in California protest against a Wisconsin…

A Modest Proposal — Expand Medicare to Fix ACA

Larson, Courtney: Fix ACA by letting 50 to 64-year-olds join Medicare U.S. Reps. John Larson and Joe Courtney – CT Viewpoints in CT Mirror After passing the eight-year mark since passing the Affordable Care Act, nonpartisan data from sources such…

Stress at work — Study Proves the Obvious

Study shows many in U.S. face a ‘pressured and hectic’ workplace Aug 20, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard…