Category Archives: Labor rights

Opposing Trump, GOP Agenda: Hartford, New Britain Part Of Historic Women’s March For Equality, Economic Justice

By John McNamara [Photos by Frank Gerratana] The Women’s March on Washington the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump spawned marches from Augusta, Maine to Anchorage Alaska. Millions of people, connected by the same social media so deftly and … Continue reading

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New Britain DTC Joins MLK Celebration Of Equality And Democracy January 16th

A coalition of labor and government reform groups is organizing a Greater Hartford “Celebration of Unity, Equality and Democracy” on Saturday, January 16th at Bloomfield’s Bethel AME Church to mark the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s national holiday. The January … Continue reading

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Demonstations Against Closing of NB Jobs Center Monday…..Jahaira Jimenez At Large Council Fundraiser……BOE Primary Wednesday

Monday Noon 9/14 Demonstration To Oppose Closing of New Britain’s Jobs Center; State Labor Department Cuts 95 Jobs Workers, local officials and state legislators will protest the proposed closing of New Britain’s American Jobs Center  at a noon  on Monday, … Continue reading

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McNamara Says Stewart Administration Not Protecting Local Jobs, Fair Labor Practices At Costco Construction Site

Citing a $2 million tax assistance agreement with the developers of the Costco Wholesale store on Hartford Road,  endorsed Democratic Mayoral  candidate John McNamara called on the Stewart administration to ensure that construction jobs at the building site be reserved … Continue reading

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Voter Registration Wednesday…..Backyard BBQ In Pictures….WF Pizza Party 9/2…..Are You Making A Decent Salary? Thank the Labor Movement…..

VOTER REGISTRATION WEDNESDAY: New sign-up drive continues in September A Town Committee voter registration drive will resume Wednesday, September 3rd at New Britain Democratic headquarters, 19 Bassett Street, beginning at 5:30 pm. In August more than 200 registrations were submitted … Continue reading

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Delegate Selection Is March 25th….New Term and New Officers for DTC…..Minimum Wage Proposals Advance….

New Britain Democrats To Pick Delegate Slates  Tuesday, March 25th The Democratic Town Committee will endorse delegate slates to May political conventions on Tuesday, March 25th. The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. at New Britain City Hall. The meeting … Continue reading

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Common Sense $10.10 Proposal Comes To City Hall….Democrats’ Organizational Meeting Is Monday….

New Britain City Council Set To Move On $10.10 Minimum Wage Resolution New Britain’s Common Council will consider a resolution in support of a $10.10 an hour ordinance this week at its Wednesday, March 12th meeting in the wake of … Continue reading

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