| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:31 PM
It was a crowning achievement for Lori Pelletier as she stood before the AFL-CIO state delegates, about to be elected to head the state's largest labor federation after 14 years in the No. 2 spot.
"I'm honored and humbled and it really is the best job...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:34 PM
It doesn't take much prodding for John W. Olsen to launch into a diatribe when the subject of worker pay and Connecticut's labor movement comes up, and Wednesday was no exception.
Olsen delivered his final speech after 25 years as president of the state...
| May 22, 2013
Back when Jamie Dimon still lived in Chicago, before he had ascended to the top of New York-based JPMorgan Chase, his Gold Coast home earned a reputation each Halloween as a must-visit destination, drawing trick-or-treaters from well beyond the...
| Jun 19, 2013
In advance of the special legislative session in Springfield on Wednesday to take another stab at pension reform, I initiated an email dialogue with Anders Lindall, spokesman for the local chapter of the American Federation of State, County and...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Deliberations about possible legislation to expand state workers compensation to police who responded to the Newtown school massacre have changed direction: There is now a move to also include school staff members and medical examiners' personnel who were...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Connecticut's chief medical examiner has fired a state employee who let her husband view the body of mass killer Adam Lanza in the morgue two days after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre, The Courant has learned.
The employee, Jean Henry, was...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on May 31 reversed a lower court ruling, and gave unionized state employees a major victory in a 2003 class action lawsuit against ex-Gov. John G. Rowland and his budget chief, Marc Ryan.
The appeals panel of...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Maryland's Fair Share Act is to fair what Liberace is to understated.
The 2009 law mandating that all state employees pay union dues regardless of whether they belong to the union is, however, a huge boon to the bottom line of the American Federation of...
| Jun 6, 2013
Just minutes after his announcement Wednesday that he's running for governor in the Illinois Republican Party primary, gazillionaire businessman Bruce Rauner declared something.
He declared war.
War with the public union bosses, war with Boss Madigan,...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:41 AM
In 1931, economist John Maynard Keynes lamented, "A sound banker, alas, is not one who foresees danger and avoids it, but one who, when he is ruined, is ruined in a conventional way along with his fellows, so that no one can really blame him."
| Nov 5, 2012
| 4:23 PM
With the clock ticking down to Election Day, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey spent part of his Monday night courting some of the voters who will count most for him on Tuesday: Union workers who were running a phone bank at......