by Paul Bass | Apr 28, 2016 1:41 pm | Comments (10)
A long-running impasse at the fire department has been broken with a legal settlement between the Harp administration and soon-to-be former assistant fire chief.
Mayor Toni Harp signed the agreement this week with Pat Egan.
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by Paul Bass | Apr 19, 2016 6:08 pm | Comments (28)
Jackie James, head of New Haven’s Small Business Academy, is accusing her boss of harassment and demanding that she have a union representative present in any further meetings with him.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Apr 1, 2016 8:20 am | Comments (11)
New Haven schoolteachers concerned about “corporatization” want to be more included this time when their union leaders negotiate a new contract — so they started by organizing each other.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 23, 2016 7:44 am | Comments (30)
Erica Lewis sobbed as she spoke about moving into a shelter with her daughter despite earning above minimum wage at two home care jobs.
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by Staff | Mar 21, 2016 7:24 am
Branford-based clothing manufacturer FYC International will pay $80,000 to settle a sexual harassment civil lawsuit against three workers.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 10, 2016 8:58 am | Comments (9)
Stepping up a quarter-century-old labor fight, hundreds of Yale graduate students marched through downtown Wednesday evening and then, with the help of a U.S. Congresswoman and other top officials, held a convention to authorize a new union to represent them.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 4, 2016 1:04 pm | Comments (6)
Julius Dennis has a degree in social work but cannot find a job helping people — because, he believes, potential employers see has has a criminal conviction from 25 years ago.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 29, 2016 6:10 pm | Comments (4)
Community organizers called on Yale-New Haven Hospital to boost its commitment to providing jobs to local people, as Yale graduate student allies announced a new tactic for unionization.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 24, 2016 5:11 pm
Hillhouse High School graduate Steve Hardy enrolled in Gateway’s new railroad engineering program because of the projected spike in jobs available in the industry.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 24, 2016 1:20 pm | Comments (12)
Under fire for pushing for raises for the school system’s paraprofessionals, Mayor Toni Harp again went to bat for workers whom she pointed out are mostly women and mostly women of color.
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