Labor Unions

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Connecticut state employees could receive four years of full job security if they agree to concessions such as a two-year wage freeze, three furlough days and higher insurance premiums and pension contributions.

Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo (file photo)
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Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo says he expects negotiations between the state’s employee labor unions and the Malloy administration will soon produce an agreement that could help the state reduce its pension obligations.

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Yale Law School hosted a conference on Tuesday about problems with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. Both presidential candidates say it would hurt workers and the U.S. economy. 

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Religious and labor advocates rallied at the State Capitol Monday as part of a nationwide movement known as Moral Mondays, to urge state lawmakers to take more progressive stances on issues.

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Business leaders, particularly those in upstate New York, say the 2016 legislative session, which recently concluded, was the worst for small businesses in quite some time.

Business owners say that a session that saw the minimum wage increase, to eventually $15 an hour in New York City and $12.50 upstate, along with a phased-in partial paid family leave, will be costly to smaller employers who operate on the edge in a shaky economy.

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