by Paul Bass | Dec 8, 2017 8:04 am | Comments (29)
(Updated) Keron Bryce has been New Haven’s “cop of the week” three times in just five years on the force — and like some other young black and Latina officers may already be joining an exodus to suburban police forces.
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by Paul Bass | Nov 10, 2017 10:13 am | Comments (6)
Assistant Police Chief Luiz Casanova is asking a federal judge to do what he couldn’t convince Mayor Toni Harp to do: name him New Haven’s police chief.
Continue reading ‘#2 Cop Sues City, Seeks Chief’s Job’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 26, 2017 7:07 am | Comments (2)
New Haven’s top labor leader Wednesday night vowed to reach out more to his union’s newer members after surviving his first electoral challenge in over two decades.
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by Paul Bass | Oct 23, 2017 2:35 pm | Comments (9)
In a test of whether labor relations might change at City Hall, Mayor Toni Harp and the newly elected president of city government’s management and professional union promised Monday to take a fresh look at a dispute on which both sides have deadlocked for years.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 21, 2017 11:27 am | Comments (11)
A challenge slate of public employees calling for more democratic, transparent union leadership came into power on Friday night after a municipal union election saw an end to the current president’s eight-year tenure.
Continue reading ‘Challenger Defeats 4-Term Union Prez’
by Paul Bass | Oct 20, 2017 11:07 am | Comments (15)
An election Friday will put to the test a municipal union president’s eight-year tenure — and hard-charging approach to negotiating with the city.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 19, 2017 3:45 pm | Comments (10)
UNITE HERE members rallied on Yale University’s Cross campus Thursday as part of a national day of action to support union jobs particularly in the service industry.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 16, 2017 12:01 pm | Comments (1)
Every New Haven police officer will now have the equipment to handle small doses of fentanyl, a highly potent drug that has sickened cops and nurses who’ve come into contact with it.
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by Allan Appel | Oct 6, 2017 7:35 am | Comments (13)
A “fat cat” in a plush three-piece suit dangled and strangled a working guy in a yellow construction helmet on Grand Avenue the other day.
The cat and worker were 15-foot-tall cartoon characters full of compressed air and bobbing in the breeze. But the display was no joke no joke. The blow-up figures were deployed Thursday afternoon by members and supporters of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) in support of Terail Slaughter, a non-union carpenter who had been employed helping to build the tower buildings of the Housing Authority of New Haven’s Farnam Court Townhouses rebuilding project.
Continue reading ‘Wage Theft Charged At Farnam Court’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 4, 2017 6:55 am | Comments (8)
CT Transit bus drivers rallied on the New Haven Green Tuesday to demand better bus design and more safety features. They left the Green with a commitment from management to meet later this week about how to make buses safer.
Continue reading ‘Drivers Rally For Safer Buses’