Committee weighs minimum wage increase
The Connecticut Labor and Public Employees Committee held a crowded public hearing at the State Capitol Tuesday to discuss legislation that would increase the minimum wage and punish employers more seriously for wage theft.
Decarcerate Connecticut mobilizes
Decarcerate CT, a new grass-roots organization that formed in opposition to the transfer of 1,120 incarcerated women from Danbury federal prison to prisons across the country, is rallying faith and community groups to sign on to its four-part resolution calling for an end to mass incarceration in Connecticut.
Activists call for retrials
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained and may soon deport Edgar Javier Marin, an East Haven resident with an authorized work permit
GHeav employees counter protest
About 20 Gourmet Heaven employees came out Friday at 5:30 to counter activists’ and fired workers’ weekly picket of the popular campus deli.
Plates still empty for SNAP recipients
Charities providing emergency food assistance across New Haven are beginning to feel the weight of recent cuts to the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program, formerly known as food stamps. On Nov. 1, the boost in funding to SNAP instated by the 2009 stimulus package expired, leaving individuals and families facing food insecurity across the country »
Minimum wage reform: Workers call for higher wages
Amidst ambitious union efforts to raise fast food workers’ minimum wage, Connecticut workers and labor advocates are not satisfied with the relatively small raise they received from the state at the beginning of the year.