HARTFORD, CT – Health care workers kept a safe distance from each other as they gathered on the north steps of the state Capitol Tuesday night to call on lawmakers to increase their pay and their rights in the workplace. “Nine months of sacrifice. Nine months of suffering. Nine months of fear. Nine months of
Picture being developmentally disabled, out of work, and trying to navigate the labyrinth of obtaining unemployment benefits that has frustrated thousands of people with no disabilities. Or imagine trying to make your way in a wheelchair down a city sidewalk where shops and restaurants are now taking up former pedestrian space with curbside pickup and
State residents may feel confined by social and work restrictions brought on by COVID-19, but for prisoners and workers in Connecticut’s jails the luxury of self-isolating at home doesn’t exist. The idea of “loosening up” and finding the “new normal” in our prisons is a long way off. We’re still “popping positives” for COVID-19 while
Members of the legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus traveled the state Monday visiting nursing homes from Stamford to Hartford to let the workers know they have their backs. Sen. Marilyn Moore, D-Bridgeport, said they want to make sure the workers, who are largely black and brown, know their lawmakers are looking out for them
Inmates in the state prison system are becoming increasingly aggressive toward staff due to the way the coronavirus pandemic is being handled, according to union officials and prison employees. There’s also a shortage of healthcare staff to deal with the increasing number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19, workers said, adding that the
by Lisa Backus | Mar 30, 2020 11:30am If Lynda Frank gets sick while working as a home personal care aide, she’s caught between the threat of passing the illness to her clients or not getting paid. “You don’t want to endanger yourself or the clients,” the fifty-something Bridgeport resident said. “If any of our home care
CT News Junkie – “Staffing Shortage Pushes Overtime Pay Through The Roof In DOC, Creates ‘Dangerous Situation’”
A health care staff shortage in the state Correction Department is driving up overtime costs and creating a dangerous situation for staff who say they are often required to work 16-hour days, union officials said. Read more on the story from CT News Junkie here!