It took thirteen months since the last contract expired, but local 1298 of the Communications Workers of America has reached a 4-year deal with AT&T giving raises totaling nearly 11 percent to 3,200 wireline and customer service workers in Connecticut.
Money was less important than job security to many in the union, at a time [...]
Pregnant women are among the people protected by state and federal anti-discrimination laws, and one of the key rules says employers must make a reasonable effort to find suitable work for women whose pregnancy keeps them from their normal line of duty.
A case involving the Wallingford Police Department reached a settlement Friday, and it [...]
The AFL-CIO launched its annual database of CEO pay Monday, showing the average 2012 pay of CEOs at companies on the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was $12.3?million, or 354 times more than the average American worker earned.
The average of those S&P 500 CEOs — the 327 companies that have filed for 2012 [...]
Labor unions might not be as thrilled with Obama this week as they usually are, as two areas of friction emerged ahead of the president’s visit to West Hartford.
The first is the gun control issue that’s attracting Obama to Connecticut in the first place. As it happens, the United Auto Workers union has 489 [...]
When Connecticut’s first-in-the-nation paid sick leave law was being debated in 2011, advocates said it would not be a burden to businesses — in fact, it would help them boost productivity by keeping their employees healthy.
Restaurant owners and the state’s general business lobbying group called it an onerous burden.
On Tuesday, a Washington, [...]
The year’s first hearing on Connecticut’s minimum wage is happening at the state Capitol Thursday afternoon, and the battle lines are unchanged from 2012, with a twist.
Again this year, advocates — led by Connecticut Working Families, which rolled out its coalition before the hearing — are pushing for more than they will get. The [...]
Connecticut in some ways resembles Michigan, a high-wage industrial state with about the same proportion of union membership as of 2011 — 17.7 percent here, 18.3 percent there, compared with 11.8 percent for the nation.
A year ago, few people thought the heart of the United Auto Workers would become the nation’s 24th right-to-work [...]
Workers at fast-food outlets in New York walked off the job Thursday, another action by low-wage workers of the sort we should expect to see happening more.
Organizers hope to see the protest lead to unionization and wages of $15 an hour, but as Steven Greenhouse explains in the New York Times, it’s [...]
Connecticut Light & Power Co. and the union representing 1,100 linemen and other employees will now head back to the bargaining table after the union overwhelmingly rejected the company’s latest offer.
As expected, the vote Thursday and Friday was resounding, about 97 percent against the offer, according to the leaders of the two locals [...]
On Thursday and Friday of this week, nearly 1,200 members of two unions at CL&P are set to vote on the company’s latest offer, and it’s nearly certain the workers will reject the terms.
That means a strike by linemen and others could happen anytime after the vote count on Friday evening. The good news: [...]
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