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by James Berger | Jun 17, 2013 2:51 pm | Comments (26)
James Berger, who lives in Westville, is a senior lecturer in American Studies at Yale and a member of New Haven Rising. The views expressed in this opinion article are his own, not the group’s.
What can we learn from the Wall Street/High Street debacle? That it was a debacle is clear.
Whether or not the sale of these streets to Yale this month for $3 million was correct, beneficial to the city, or marginally justifiable by any criteria, it played out in a way that seemed to discredit the democratic process.
This failure was especially galling in being committed by a legislative body that came into office two years ago dedicated to expanding democracy, bringing transparency to an opaque city government, listening to a wider range of voices, and exerting power on behalf of those without power.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 16, 2013 11:10 pm | Comments (26)
In her quest to become the next mayor of New Haven, State Sen. Toni Harp picked up the support of the most powerful unions in town Friday afternoon.
by Melissa Bailey | May 14, 2013 11:22 am | Comments (2)
Rank and file in the city managers union approved a new five-year labor contract by a wide margin, despite hesitation about givebacks in medical and retirement benefits that follow a trend in New Haven government.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 14, 2013 8:15 am | Comments (28)
The campaign trail brought mayoral candidate Henry Fernandez on Monday to East Haven, where he received the official endorsement of the laborers union.
by Melissa Bailey | May 10, 2013 9:33 am | Comments (11)
Declaring New Haven’s nationally recognized school food program “in decline,” cafeteria workers called on the mayor to invest in more scratch cooking—and more cooks.
by Paul Bass | May 9, 2013 1:26 pm | Comments (27)
The first union leaders have spoken in this year’s mayoral race—and thrown their institutional weight behind Henry Fernandez, a former top aide to a man they supported for decades.
by Staff | May 2, 2013 1:29 pm
For about six months last year, four workers put in hundreds of hours at a Fair Haven fiberglass company and received not a dime in wages, according to a freshly filed federal lawsuit.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 18, 2013 1:22 pm | Comments (3)
Givebacks in medical benefits gave Bob Glass pause as leaders of city government’s management union began to sell a proposed five-year labor contract to a skeptical membership.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 17, 2013 8:07 am | Comments (2)
Alejandro Lopez had his eyes on the prize. The 8-year-old walked into the Fair Haven library branch, found Lore Lichtenberg, and started hitting the books.
by Paul Bass | Apr 16, 2013 8:14 am | Comments (9)
Rickey Smith got a diploma on Monday—and a job to start on Tuesday.