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Minimum Wage Legislation Moves Forward

March 22, 2019

Recently the state took another step closer to a $15 minimum wage after the legislature’s Labor and Public Employees Committee moved three bills concerning a minimum wage increase out of committee.

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Latino Advocacy Day At The Capitol

March 19, 2019

We had another successful Latino Advocacy Day at the State Capitol – the sixth so far! My thanks to the Hispanic Federation, State and Federal Elected Officials and everyone that attended and had a hand in making this event so great. If you could not attend this year we look forward to seeing you next year!

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Raising The Minimum Wage

March 5, 2019

One of our legislative priorities for this session is to put in place a plan to increase the minimum wage in order to help give those working a 40-hour week the opportunity to make a living wage. To this end, we proposed House Bill #5004, An Act Increasing the Minimum Wage that aims to provide more economic security to Connecticut families. The Senate has also proposed an identical Senate Bill #2

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Protecting Domestic Workers

February 22, 2019

I testified in the Labor Committee in support of a bill I introduced to expand labor law protections to domestic workers that comprise a significant amount of the workforce in “informal” employment; these employees are among the most vulnerable. 

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