Fight Deportations — Unions stepping Up!

Labor Unions Are Stepping Up To Fight Deportations Organized labor is finding creative ways to protect immigrant members and families vulnerable in the Trump era.   —By Dave Jamieson — Huffington Post– Yahaira Burgos was fearing the worst when her husband,…

Huge Disparities Widen — Hurting Economy

Report: CT’s low-income jobs on the rise —PATRICIA DADDONA— Hartford Business Journal– Connecticut’s share of low-income jobs has ticked up by 1.3 percentage points since 2011, according to a report from New Haven-based Connecticut Voices for Children. According to the…

Stop Whining About Business Taxes in CT — 2nd Lowest in U.S.

Connecticut Business Taxes Actually Among The Lowest In The Nation Corporations can apply tax credits against a maximum of 50.01 percent of total tax liability, instead of 70 percent.(Courtesy of FOXCT) –BILL CIBES — Op-Ed in Hartford Courant– Report shows…

DON’T GET SICK! Even With Insurance You’ll Pay A Lot

More CT employees in high-deductible plans and paying more for them — By JOHN STEARNS — Hartford Business Journal — More Connecticut employees were enrolled in high-deductible health health plans through an employer last year, 59.3 percent, versus 50.5 percent in 2015,…

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…