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
HARTFORD – A broad coalition of community, labor and faith organizations gathered today to demand the introduction of a “People’s Recovery” budget in Connecticut. In a rally held at the Shiloh Baptist Church, the coalition called for a state budget that prioritizes the needs of Black, brown and white working families and vulnerable communities in
Union Home Care Workers Win 7.5% Increase in Hazard Pay All home care workers protected by District 1199’s union contract with Connecticut’s Department of Social Services and Department of Developmental Services will receive a lump sum of hazard pay in the amount of 7.5% for all hours worked in the months of April, May and
Wearing a mask and speaking through a megaphone, Jesse Martin prompted a crowd that had gathered outside the state Department of Public Health building in Hartford late Thursday afternoon. “What do we want?” he asked. “Hazard pay!” the crowd yelled back. “When do we want it?” “Now!” Martin, vice president of labor union SEIU 1199NE,
Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry, who leads the second largest union in the United States, has a message for Democratic candidates for president: Don’t think you are going to get our support by simply marching with workers on the “Fight for 15” picket lines. In a speech she is scheduled to give Wednesday in
Join us Wednesday, March 14th at the State Capitol for a Lobby Day and Rally as we fight to win better wages and benefits. The Rally is from 11:00am – 12:30pm; lobbying will follow at 12:30 SHARP Click Here To RSVP Here Today!