Labor News

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Union delegates resolve to build record voter turnout

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Union activists pledge to knock on 36,000 doors before Election Day in this battleground state.

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Caravan brings aid to striking workers

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Elected officials, union members and community supporters piled into a school bus and seven cars last Saturday, July 24, for a 10 mile solidarity caravan in support of nursing home workers on the 101st day of their strike.

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Machinists vow fight for jobs for all workers

MERIDEN, Conn. - "Brothers and sisters, are you ready to fight?" "Yes!" shouted Machinists members and their families, wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Fighting for my job and yours."

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Appeals court bars Pratt & Whitney from moving jobs

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Workers at Pratt & Whitney, owned by the profitable United Technologies Corp., have won a major court decision protecting their jobs.

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At “Spectrum of Shame,” families back striking health care workers

HARTFORD, Conn. - A speakout by family members and friends of residents at Park Place nursing home marked the 65th day of a strike by nearly 400 District 1199 health care workers.

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Nursing home workers strike hard-line Spectrum Corp.

Nurses, nursing assistants and elder-care support staff at four skilled nursing homes operated by Spectrum Healthcare went on strike in four Connecticut cities this week.

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Machinists stop Pratt & Whitney from moving jobs

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Emotions ran high as union leaders announced details of a court victory blocking P&W from moving work and equipment affecting 1,000 jobs.

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Supreme Court upholds striking workers' rights in 10-year battle

HARTFORD, Conn. — After a 10-year battle, nursing home workers won a precedent-setting Supreme Court ruling this week.

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Union contract at Yale based on history of struggle

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Four thousand six hundred union workers at Yale University here won a major victory last month. At a joint press conference with Local 35 service and maintenance workers and Local 34 clerical and technical workers, the university announced an early contract agreement including job security and expansion of union representation. President Richard Levin admitted the university’s poor labor relations policy was hurting the institution and had to change.

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