Tipped workers demand higher base wage
In the wake of CT's historic legislation, which will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017, tipped workers are getting a smaller piece of the pie.
Activists call for ‘Not 1 more’
On Monday night, members of grassroots advocacy group Unidad Latina en Accion recounted stories and cases of brothers, spouses and friends who currently face deportation proceedings.
Federal tribe recognition debated
Connecticut leaders, including Gov. Dannel Malloy, are opposing a federal proposal that would streamline the process of three American Indian tribes gaining federal recognition, citing economic consequences.
Harp pushes Yale to monitor wages
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
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.
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