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Remembering why we need collective bargaining

March 29, 2018

It is through collective bargaining that the state can manage predictable costs for a stable workforce. It is through collective bargaining that state employees saved Connecticut $1.5 billion in this latest budget cycle and $24 billion in costs over the next 20 years. And it is through collective bargaining – and only through collective bargaining – that the state now has a contractual, legal obligation to save for its retirement obligations and is closing that pension deficit.

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Advocating for workers

March 26, 2018

As the right to collectively bargain continues to be under attack by politicians, the wealthy and the powerful in Connecticut, it is vital that we protect the right to organize and bargain for decent wages, health care and a basic retirement. Collective bargaining lifts up our workers by ensuring they are paid fair wages, working in safe conditions, and that they are given quality health insurance. It’s time to put the power back into their hands.

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D'Agostino leads House passage of homecare workers contract amendment

March 21, 2018

State Rep. Mike D'Agostino led House passage of a contract amendment that will raise wages, provide workers' compensation and increase funding for training and orientation programs for approximately 8,500 personal care attendants. In a 127-16 vote with eight abstentions, the contract amendment was passed by the state House of Representatives on March 21. Read more about the legislature's approval of the contract in the March 21, 2018 edition of The Hartford Courant.

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