by Michelle Liu, Paul Bass & Lucy Gellman | Jan 19, 2017 10:24 am | Comments (11)
The crowd at the Shubert Theater Wednesday night extended the run of a popular local drama — Labor Peace Comes To Yale — by five years, as workers unanimously approved a new contract with increased job security, preserved medical and pension benefits, and modest wage increases.
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by Allan Appel | Jan 14, 2017 6:07 pm | Comments (4)
There won’t be the same one-on-one attention. Or the same compassionate touch. And the benefits to the city at large — like picking up needles from parks — will be far less. And it’s a short-sighted thing to be doing in the midst of an opiate crisis.
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by Paul Bass | Jan 12, 2017 8:05 am | Comments (5)
It appears 2017 is starting out as a year of labor peace in New Haven, as Yale University and its unions reached a tentative deal on a new five-year contract.
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by Betsy Kim | Jan 5, 2017 12:06 pm | Comments (2)
More than 230 New Haven public-school graduates descended the staircase at the Payne Whitney Gym, looking for the match that could help spell a promising future.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 4, 2017 8:13 am | Comments (4)
School administrators and the Board of Education have struck a deal that will provide modest salary increase for administrators while saving the city money on medical benefits.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 2, 2016 7:20 am | Comments (7)
Fresh off more victories, activists against wage theft put local businesses on notice that when they fight for workers rights they win.
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by Michelle Liu | Dec 1, 2016 1:54 pm | Comments (1)
A couple of New Haven coders — one from Austin, another homegrown — have put their heads together to make it easier for citizens to report problems and communicate with each other about them from their phones.
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by Paul Bass | Dec 1, 2016 8:10 am | Comments (4)
As union contract negotiations intensified at Yale, hundreds of workers jammed City Hall’s atrium to demonstrate their strength — and held their fire at the university.
Could that mean labor peace is returning to New Haven’s largest employer?
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by Paul Bass | Nov 30, 2016 2:08 pm | Comments (11)
The fire department has chipped away at nettlesome overtime costs by instituting a new rule allowing firefighters to work up to 38 hours in a row at straight pay.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 29, 2016 8:01 am | Comments (26)
The school district is facing a $4.6 million deficit in its current budget—one it is confident can tackle—but it is concerned about a bigger, scarier deficit looming next year.
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