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  • Natchaug Hospital Union Workers Picket For Better Workplace Safety And Protection
    Tammy Anderson, a certified occupational therapy assistant and Local 1199 SEIU union delegate, joins a picket line at Natchaug Hospital Thurs., Oct. 29, 2020.NICOLE LEONARD / CONNECTICUT PUBLIC RADIO Health care workers stood along Route 195 out in front of Natchaug Hospital in Mansfield Thursday afternoon as they waved signs and used megaphones to demand better workplace protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the steady rain, members from two unions and supporters from other Read more...
  • A People’s Economic Recovery – October 20th, 2020
    Join us today in Hartford at Shiloh Baptist Church for a press conference and rally to demand a People’s Budget. A budget that prioritizes the needs of those most vulnerable in our communities, not billionaires and corporations. With elected officials, representatives from local communities, faith and labor based organizations… Workers For Justice: https://www.facebook.com/WorkersForJustice SEIU CT State Council: https://www.facebook.com/seiu.ct Read more...
  • Nursing homes plead to state government for additional financial relief due to COVID-19 pandemic
    Nursing homes issued a dire warning Wednesday, with owners saying many of them could close without more help from Hartford. State leaders heard desperate pleas from facilities and the people who live there during a virtual hearing. At nursing homes, COVID-19 cases may be down, but the suffering continues for the people who live there. “This fragile population has been shuttered away, out of sight; no voice and with no light at the end of the tunnel,” says Elizabeth Stern, a nursing Read more...
  • Lamont is guarding reserves for recession to come. Critics say he’s prioritizing austerity over COVID response
    Five months into the pandemic, with another COVID wave looming and the national economy in free fall, Gov. Ned Lamont is socking away Connecticut’s dollars, reminding lawmakers these resources may need to last for many years. But with more than 4,400 dead from the coronavirus in the state, hundreds of thousands unemployed, an education system mired in uncertainty, and hospitals and municipalities hemorrhaging millions in lost revenues, Connecticut has unprecedented immediate needs. The next Read more...
  • State Unions Coalition Lauds Gov. Lamont’s Action to Protect Frontline Essential Workers
    HARTFORD – The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) today issued the following statement on Governor Ned Lamont’s executive order providing workers who contracted COVID-19 on the job with presumed worker’s compensation coverage: “We applaud Governor Lamont for listening to the collective voices of essential workers across Connecticut in both the public and private sectors on the frontlines of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) crisis. They have served in many occupations; Read more...

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