by Michelle Liu | Oct 16, 2016 4:58 pm | Comments (4)
In a couple of deft motions, Jake Adams, the new reigning bike-repair champ around these parts, took off a back tire, tugging out the inflated inner tube with the help of a bright yellow plastic lever.
Continue reading ‘How “Steady Jake” Won The Crown’
by Staff | Sep 29, 2016 1:41 pm | Comments (7)
The Harp administration Thursday notified department heads that state labor department has determined that city officials violated the Municipal Employee Relations Act by “harassing and retaliating” against city management union President Cherlyn Poindexter and the bargaining unit.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 27, 2016 1:35 pm
The Board of Education has voted to approve a tentative agreement with the New Haven Federation of Teachers to extend its contract for a year.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 15, 2016 8:42 am | Comments (33)
Hartford — Columbia’s graduate student teachers may be “employees,” but their counterparts at Yale aren’t.
So argued Yale lawyers in a windowless hearing room here as the fate of a 26-year-old drive for a union election headed to a legal climax.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 12, 2016 11:47 am | Comments (1)
The principal of a Wallace Street construction site is contesting $65,000 in federal fines levied for allegedly failing to protect workers from asbestos exposure.
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by Paul Bass | Aug 29, 2016 5:40 pm | Comments (19)
While preparing to lead a class on democracy in India this semester, Hari Ramesh took time out to join his fellow graduate students Monday in seeking to bring democracy to New Haven.
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by Paul Bass & Aliyya Swaby | Aug 26, 2016 12:58 pm | Comments (12)
New Haven’s 1,373 newest downtown residents arrived to their new lodgings Friday morning welcomed by friendly cops, blaring music, free fruits and water — and a notice that they’re about to live amid a labor-management showdown.
Continue reading ‘Welcome To Battleground U.’
by Staff | Aug 26, 2016 12:57 pm
Are grad students “privileged”? And what happens when a $25 billion-endowed corporation gets to turn the tables on a labor shakedown and shakedown a union and an entire city in return?
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by Staff | Aug 23, 2016 4:07 pm | Comments (9)
Graduate student teaching assistants at Columbia University won a ruling Tuesday that may inject new life into the decades-long quest to unionize their contemporaries at Yale.
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by Hernando Diosa | Aug 8, 2016 12:05 pm | Comments (5)
The following story originally appeared in Spanish in La Voz Hispana Connecticut. It was translated into English by Daniela Brighenti.
Jesarel Calixto, an immigrant hailing from Tlaxcala, Mexico, is the proprietor of his own business Calixto Landscaping, LLC, a company that deals with gardening, tree trimmings and other services. He came to us to report that the nursing home “Paradigm Healthcare” has not paid him sums amounting to $10,000 that it owes Calixto for work performed in its two buildings, located at 181 Clifton St. in New Haven and 310 Terrace Ave.in West Haven.
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