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  • Unions push for tax hikes as layoffs, budget cuts continue

    HARTFORD, Conn. – After seeing what $922 million in spending cuts and 2,500 state employee layoffs looks like, labor unions and advocates are calling upon lawmakers to close the deficit with tax hikes. A coalition of state employee unions, including Council 4 AFSCME and AFT Connecticut, launched radio and web ads Wednesday urging lawmakers to…

  • Workers ask lawmakers to focus on the ‘99 percent’

    HARTFORD, Conn. – A coalition of labor, community, and civil rights groups gathered Monday at a Hartford church before marching to the Legislative Office Building to ask lawmakers to put the “99 percent” ahead of the wealthiest “1 percent.”