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Hartford Symphony Musicians Still Seeking New Contract

By STEPHEN SINGER  Associated Press    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Behind the two-year dispute between the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the musicians union over a new labor agreement is the symphony’s effort to remake itself […]

06/28/2015

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Labor and Advocates Challenge GE Over Taxes

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Labor unions and advocacy organizations are challenging General Electric Co.’s warning that it might leave the state if Connecticut enacts a new, two-year state budget that increases various business-related taxes. The […]

06/11/2015

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Mohegan Sun Reaches Labor Agreements In Revere Casino Effort

Mohegan Sun has reached agreements with two labor groups to hire union carpenters and tradesmen should it win approval to build a casino in Revere.

01/06/2014

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Jobs Increase Pushes State Employment Down To 7.6%

After little movement in Connecticut’s unemployment rate for a year, November figures from the State Labor Department show a third straight month of improvement.

12/19/2013

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Pratt And Whitney, Union Begin Contract Talks

Talks are underway on a new contract between Pratt and Whitney and the union representing it’s machinists. In a joint statement released today by Pratt and the International Association of Machinists, officials say the talks […]

10/31/2013

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State Adds More Jobs, But Unemployment Holds At 8%

Preliminary estimates for April show Connecticut added jobs last month while the unemployment rate remained unchanged.

05/16/2013

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Storm Contributes To 5,700 Job Loss In February

The Labor Department says Connecticut lost 5,700 jobs in February, partly due to the big snowstorm, but the new figures also show unemployment fell from 8.1 percent in January to 8 percent in February.

03/28/2013

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Jan. Unemployment Drops In State; Revised Figures Show 2012 Better Than First Thought

The Connecticut Department of Labor says its latest figures show improvement in the state labor market.

03/15/2013

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Connecticut Minimum Wage Vote Upcoming

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Some Connecticut lawmakers are revisiting a proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage. The General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee is scheduled to hear testimony Thursday on a bill that […]

01/26/2013

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Unemployment Down In December, But State Lost 1,800 Jobs

Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.6% in December, but figures released by the Department of Labor also show a net loss of 1,800 jobs for the month. During 2012, the state gained jobs in five months, lost jobs in five months, and was steady once — and showed a loss of 100 jobs for the full year,

01/17/2013

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