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The General Assembly convened a special session this week with the Senate and House passing legislation legalizing recreational cannabis for adult use and the budget implementer.
CT working families need an economy that puts them first. With this bill, CT can create thousands of good-paying cannabis jobs that will strengthen our communities and help to speed our economic recovery.
This fund will help potentially thousands of essential workers – healthcare workers, first responders, grocery store workers, bus drivers, corrections employees and many others – who contracted the novel coronavirus on the job through no fault of their own.
Overall, despite the State Capitol remaining closed to lobbyists and members of the public, the Labor movement had a successful session.

Recent News

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act has the support of the majority of likely voters, according to a new poll from Vox and Data for Progress.

The act, a sweeping labor rights bill, would strengthen unions through overriding Republican-led “right to work” state laws, which impede unions’ abilities by allowing workers to join without paying dues. It would also penalize companies that restrict union activity, and would bestow independent contractors — such as drivers for Uber and Lyft — with the right to organize and collectively bargain.

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act seems unlikely to succeed in the Senate due to a lack of Republican support — but it has the support of the majority of likely voters, according to a new poll from Vox and Data for Pr

The core principle of organized labor in America has always been a commitment to fairness and opportunity for all working people — it’s why collective bargaining agreements have long included robust and durable protections that reflect a commitment not only to union members, but to the common good of all our communities and the people who live and work in them.

The General Assembly adopted HB 6689, a $46 billion FY 2022-2023 biennium budget, before adjourning the 2021 legislative session.

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