Gourmet Heaven owner faces felony charges

On Thursday, the Department of Labor arrested Gourmet Heaven owner Chung Cho, the New Haven Police Department announced Monday afternoon.

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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.

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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.

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Pedestrians concerned about traffic safety

Concerns persist for the safety of certain intersections on Yale’s campus.

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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

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‘Data in Action’ convenes community leaders

Data for Action promoted data-driven policymaking and to provided local nonprofits with information to guide their advocacy.

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GHeav workers split over boycott

The story behind Gourmet Heaven employees’ rally to restore the reputation of the store is proving more complicated.

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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.

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Current GHeav employees counterprotest

Holding up signs encouraging students to end the boycott, the demonstrating workers chanted "Leave!" in Spanish, drowning out the activists' usual chants.

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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 […]

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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.

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Fired workers speak out against GHeav wage theft

GHeav has come under scrutiny for firing four workers, allegedly in retaliation for cooperating with the DOL investigation of wage theft.

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