Harp pushes Yale to monitor wages

March 4, 2014 • 0
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp has joined a number of local and student activists in calling for University Properties to take a stronger stand against wage theft.

Cho faces additional charges

February 27, 2014 • 0
After posting a $5,000 bond in cash after his initial arrest, Gourmet Heaven owner Chung Cho was arrested for the second time on Monday.

Gourmet Heaven owner arrested for wage theft

February 25, 2014 • 0
The Connecticut Department of Labor arrested Gourmet Heaven owner Chung Cho on Thursday on numerous counts of wage theft.

Committee weighs minimum wage increase

February 21, 2014 • 0
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

February 17, 2014 • 0
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.

Pedestrians concerned about traffic safety

February 7, 2014 • 0
Concerns persist for the safety of certain intersections on Yale’s campus.

Activists call for retrials

February 4, 2014 • 0
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained and may soon deport Edgar Javier Marin, an East Haven resident with an authorized work permit

‘Data in Action’ convenes community leaders

January 31, 2014 • 0
Data for Action promoted data-driven policymaking and to provided local nonprofits with information to guide their advocacy.

GHeav workers split over boycott

January 28, 2014 • 0
The story behind Gourmet Heaven employees’ rally to restore the reputation of the store is proving more complicated.

GHeav employees counter protest

January 27, 2014 • 0
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

January 24, 2014 • 0
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

January 21, 2014 • 0
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.
The Board of Aldermen’s Human Services Committee authorized a proposal to provide job education training to food stamp recipients.