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Union debate centers on immigrants’ rights

November 6, 2007 • 0
New Haven Solidarity Week kicked off Monday amid growing disagreement between Yale’s Local 35 union and an anti-illegal aliens group, which has now brought Yale students and University management into the fray. Thirteen Yale student groups released a statement yesterday condemning a Community Watchdog Project-sponsored petition that calls for the withholding of union dues from »
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Solidarity Week will promote city ID cards

November 2, 2007 • 0
The Elm City Resident Card may not help Yale students get past Toad’s Place bouncers, but organizers of New Haven Solidarity Week said they hope students will still see the card as a worthwhile investment. New Haven Solidarity Week will kick off Monday in what may be the largest collaboration yet between University students, City »
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Release of raid records contested

November 1, 2007 • 0
The state Freedom of Information Commission considered an appeal from Yale attorneys on Wednesday asking the state Department of Public Safety to release records pertaining to state police involvement in the Department of Homeland Security’s June 6 raids on illegal immigrants in Fair Haven, although the commission did not reach a decision. Arguing that federal »
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City program to discourage panhandling

October 31, 2007 • 0
“Girlfriend! Girl-FRIEND! Spare some change for the shelter?” At the corner of York and Elm streets, Annette “Flower Lady” Walton strikes a pose — harmless and armed with flowers to sell, her shouts heard around the Broadway district. But downtown may grow quieter in the coming weeks and months. Following the creation of “Real Change »
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ARC dean to design complex

October 26, 2007 • 0
With Yale School of Architecture Dean Robert Stern on board as its newly-hired designer, the College Square development is one step closer to living up to its name. Centerplan Development selected Stern last week to design its 19-story mixed-use complex, which will now feature hotel and conference rooms — in addition to its previously planned »
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Workers urged to sign petition

October 26, 2007 • 1
At the urging of a local immigration-reform group, a number of Yale dining hall workers, custodians and service personnel signed a petition on Thursday urging Local 35 leaders to abandon the union’s policy of transferring member dues to a pro-immigration rights national affiliate. Arguing that illegal immigration depresses wages and causes unemployment, members of the »
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After months of waiting, no clear victor emerges

October 24, 2007 • 0
And the winner is? No one. The hospital has to pay. The workers get a check — and not much more. The union can still argue for an card-check election, but its legal route is more unclear than ever. If anyone — or anything — wins out, in fact, it is the doctrine of federal »
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Hospital ordered to pay $4.5M

October 24, 2007 • 0
Marking a watershed in the unionization dispute between Yale-New Haven Hospital and the union seeking to organize workers there, an independent arbitrator has ordered the hospital to pay employees and the union $4.5 million in damages. In a 47-page report released yesterday, independent arbitrator Margaret Kern rejected the union’s request for a bargaining order but »
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Dems discuss hospital union case

October 23, 2007 • 0
The Connecticut Center for a New Economy Political Director Gwen Mills fielded questions on topics ranging from the Yale-New Haven Hospital’s recent violations of labor laws to her favorite pizza place in a Monday-night discussion with 25 students sponsored by the Yale College Democrats and the Undergraduate Organizing Committee. An independent arbitrator has yet to »
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Arbitrator rules against hospital

October 23, 2007 • 0
Marking a watershed moment in an ongoing unionization dispute between Yale-New Haven Hospital and the SEIU District 1199 union, an independent arbitrator on Tuesday afternoon ordered the hospital to reimburse the union for its organizing expenses during an ongoing unionization campaign and to pay its employees over $2 million in compensation for having been “victimized” »
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Univ. Properties head begins amid conflict

October 19, 2007 • 0
Yale’s new director of University Properties is a renaissance woman — a New Haven renaissance woman, that is. Hailing from Brown University, where she was the director of Real Estate and Administrative Services, Abigail Rider is described by her supporters and co-workers as well-qualified to sustain and bolster New Haven’s “downtown renaissance.” But observers also »
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Bespoke contends property line

October 17, 2007 • 0
For the past few years, Yale and the Franco-Camachos have labored for hours on end in court, arguing over a strip of walkway, a back door and a shed. The small parcel of land came to the fore again yesterday in Connecticut housing court, where University officials said their property rights to the area behind »