Dollar General Workers Stare Down Historic Union Vote

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

In less than two weeks, a tiny group of a half dozen workers in Barkhamsted, Connecticut will vote on whether to become the only unionized Dollar General store employees in America. These six [...]

Earth Day Was Peace Day

By Zshekinah Collier, New Haven Independent. -

New Haven, CT - At the direction of local musician Freddy B, New Haveners marked Earth Day by singing, clapping and waving posters to the chorus of the anti-war classic “Give Peace A [...]

How Some Of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, ProPublica. -

Westport, CT - A dirt field overgrown with weeds is the incongruous entrance to one of America’s wealthiest towns, a short walk to a Rodeo Drive-like stretch replete with upscale stores such as [...]

One Of The Wealthiest States Might Pass An Opportunity To Tackle Housing Segregation

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, The Connecticut Mirror. -

Despite its liberal reputation — and Democrats controlling the legislature for the last 23 years and the governor’s mansion for nine — Connecticut is one of the most segregated places in the [...]

Nader To Connecticut Reps: Is Aetna Why You Are Wrong On Healthcare

By Ralph Nader, www.blog.nader.org -

By Ralph Nader for The Nader Page - There are 109 colleagues of yours who are co-sponsors of HR 676, Congressman John Conyers’ single payer bill in the House that provides full Medicare for all [...]

Does Connecticut’s Green Bank Hold Secret To Future Of Clean Energy?

By Jan Ellen Spiegel, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Jan Ellen Spiegel for Inside Climate News - ROCKY HILL, Conn.—Bryan Garcia, president of the Connecticut Green Bank, said he knew five years ago when it was created that it would be an [...]

One City’s Reform Plan Reduced Race-Based Police Stops

By Clara Romeo, www.truthdig.com -

By Clara Romeo for Truth Dig - The Black Lives Matter movement for racial justice and the Blue Lives Matter movement in support of police officers have put a spotlight on tensions regarding [...]