Tag: Labor Issues

Budget Cuts Kill Summer Jobs for Youth

Dozens Of East Haven Youth Lose Jobs Due To State Budget Woes The program was scheduled to begin in early July. Statewide more than 5,000 youths are put to work through the program. By Brian McCready (Patch National Staff) –…

Why should the poor languish in jail? Bail reform passes!

Bail reform wins final passage in Senate By: Mark Pazniokas and Keith M. Phaneuf, CT Mirror Bail reforms intended to ensure that indigent defendants are not jailed simply for lack of resources won final passage in the Senate early Wednesday…

New Report – Punished for Taking Medical Leave – Wal-Mart

Report: “Pointing Out: How Walmart Unlawfully Punishes Workers for Medical Absences” Executive Summary: Walmart is proud of its heritage as a family-founded company. Ironically, while the Walton family touts its family values, Walmart’s absence control program punishes workers who need…

Poll of Small Biz Supports Paid Family Leave

Paid leave proponents say small businesses back their effort PATRICIA DADDONA – Hartford Business Journal An organization that supports establishing a paid family and medical leave program in Connecticut says 77 percent of the 243 Connecticut small business owners recently surveyed…

Technology and Our Destiny

Beyond Basic Income: Claiming Our Right to Govern Technology Annette Bernhardt, Director, Low-Wage Work Program, UC Berkeley Labor Center, Published in MEDIUM, MAY 11, 2017, One common characteristic of universal basic income advocates, and indeed progressives and labor more generally, is a…