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  • State Healthcare Workers March for a Moral Budget to Expand Services
    Over 200 state healthcare workers, community partners and elected officials marched in Hartford to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination and to demand the expansion of state services to meet the growing need of residents and communities all across Connecticut. Workers engaged in a “March for a Moral Budget” down Capitol Avenue on Tuesday demanding new public investments in the biennial budget to rebuild Connecticut’s healthcare and mental health Read more...
  • Long-Term Care Workers Stop Traffic in Fight Against Poverty Wages
    More than 100 long-term care workers blocked traffic in Hartford at the Department of Social Services to draw attention to the treatment of caregivers providing services in home care, group homes and nursing homes. Workers gathered at the corner of Farmington Avenue and Flowers Street in demand of living wages and basic benefits like access to affordable health insurance, retirement options and paid time off. Workers also advocated for the state of Connecticut to find an effective solution to Read more...
  • Checking In On The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
    So far, tens of thousands of Connecticut residents have already received the COVID-19 vaccine. Yet nationally, vaccine rollout has been going slower than experts had hoped. This hour, we hear from reporters about how policies have shaped vaccine availability. And we get answers from a doctor about the science behind the shot. What questions do you have about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine? First, a group of frontline workers have written a book about their experiences during the COVID-19 Read more...
  • Conn. Front-Line Union Workers Detail Pandemic Challenges In New Book
    Members of labor union SEIU 1199NE demand better working conditions and protections during the COVID-19 pandemic at a rally outside the state Department of Public Health in Hartford, Thurs., June 25, 2020. NICOLE LEONARD / CONNECTICUT PUBLIC RADIO Luz Morales was working as a certified nursing assistant at RegalCare at Waterbury, a nursing home, when she fell ill with COVID-19. At home, her 70-year-old mother, Nicia, looked in on her.  “I could see the concern in her soft brown eyes,” Read more...
  • Labor-based coalition urges Lamont, lawmakers to tax wealthy to fund ‘people’s recovery’ from pandemic
    Progressives argue Connecticut must boost taxes on the rich to preserve services emerging from the coronavirus pandemic. A coalition of labor leaders, progressive legislators and other activists upped the pressure Monday on Gov. Ned Lamont and the General Assembly to tax Connecticut’s wealthy to preserve vital services coming out of the coronavirus pandemic. The “People’s Recovery” plan offered by the Bargaining for the Common Good coalition is centered on households earning more than $1 Read more...

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