Over 50 people gathered at the New Haven Peoples' Center for a "Youth Jobs Roundtable" to launch a campaign for good jobs for youth in New Haven.
High school students, leaders of student organizations, local politicians, community organizations and labor organizers put their heads together to launch a campaign for good youth jobs in New Haven.
In an extraordinary Democratic primary election, New Haven voters overwhelmingly backed labor and grassroots community candidates for Board of Aldermen in 14 of 15 wards.
This state's Working Families Party convened their annual meeting last week with a dispaly of strength.
Connecticut state workers are now voting for the second time on a tentative agreement reached by their unions and Gov. Malloy to "save jobs, protect benefits and preserve services."
A lifelong peace and civil rights activist, he helped form the first integrated housing development in Waterbury in the 1950s.
Rep. Murphy said that if the cap on Social Security taxes on high incomes was raised, the solvency of the fund would be secured for the future.
A national precedent was set in Connecticut last week after lawmakers passed measures allowing paid sick days and the expansion of health care coverage.
The new three-year contracts, including raises and benefit improvements and a return to work with former positions and hours, were approved by an overwhelming vote of 189 to 6.
With everything on the line, from Social Security and Medicare to the right to organize, working class families came out, many for the first time, to make their voices heard.