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Campaign for Youth Jobs kicks off in New Haven

High school students, leaders of student organizations, local politicians, community organizations and labor organizers put their heads together to launch a campaign for good youth jobs in New Haven.

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New Haven voters turn out for labor candidates

In an extraordinary Democratic primary election, New Haven voters overwhelmingly backed labor and grassroots community candidates for Board of Aldermen in 14 of 15 wards.

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Connecticut Working Families Party sets agenda for 2012

This state's Working Families Party convened their annual meeting last week with a dispaly of strength.

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Vote can save jobs, benefits, services

Connecticut state workers are now voting for the second time on a tentative agreement reached by their unions and Gov. Malloy  to "save jobs, protect benefits and preserve services." 

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Reed Smith, leader for social justice, dies at 86

A lifelong peace and civil rights activist, he helped form the first integrated housing development in Waterbury in the 1950s.

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Retirees mobilize to defend Social Security, Medicare

Rep. Murphy said that if the cap on Social Security taxes on high incomes was raised, the solvency of the fund would be secured for the future.

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Connecticut becomes first state to require paid sick days

A national precedent was set in Connecticut last week after lawmakers passed measures allowing paid sick days and the expansion of health care coverage.

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"We did it!" Nursing home workers win 13-month strike

The new three-year contracts, including raises and benefit improvements and a return to work with former positions and hours, were approved by an overwhelming vote of 189 to 6.

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"Force of unity" defends working people's rights

With everything on the line, from Social Security and Medicare to the right to organize, working class families came out, many for the first time, to make their voices heard.

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Capitol rally says: Get on board for health care

Connecticut residents jammed into the Hartford train station to demand that the governor and state legislature "get on board" for the state health care program with a public option.

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