Posts tagged legislation

    Opinion: Unions could succeed where Senate Democrats fail

    July 27, 2022 // They can also make demands well beyond traditional worker benefits. For example, they can seek requirements to include a voter registration form with new employee paperwork and paid time off to vote. They can also bargain with companies to allow use of their facilities as polling places. In other words, they can help expand access to voting even when Republicans in Congress and state legislatures are trying to do the opposite. Unions also can make proposals for paid time off and reimbursement if an employee needs to go out of state for an abortion. The cost and inconvenience of such absences might make businesses somewhat more inclined to support candidates who support in-state abortion care. charitable giving, Republicans, MAGA crowd, low- and middle-income workers,

    Teachers’ union abandons Connecticut children in backroom deal

    July 21, 2022 // In a stunning rebuke, the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) is raising the alarm about legislation altered before passage as the result of backroom negotiations between teacher’s union leaders and General Assembly leadership. They state, “Superintendents were blindsided as this piece of legislation was hidden from view. There was no transparency.” Ellington Board of Education, Ellington Superintendent Scott Nicol, Gifted and talented students, dual instruction, behavioral issues, Connecticut’s new law Public Act 22-80, “Concerning Mental and Physical Health Services in Schools”

    Sue The Boss, Pay the Union: Bill Creates New Gravy Train For Labor

    March 8, 2022 // The legislation (HB 5245) is designed to bypass employee agreements that prevent individual workers from suing their employers and require them to instead take disagreements to arbitration. As one proponent put it, the bill would “allow private citizens to enforce our labor and discrimination laws as private attorneys general on behalf of the state.”