labor http://wamc.org en Ideas Matter: Connecticut Humanities Council and Work http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-connecticut-humanities-council-and-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on the RT, entitled – Ides Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.</span></p><p>This morning we spotlight <a href="http://www.cthumanities.org/ctatwork">Connecticut at Work</a>. The yearlong programming initiative explore a changing workplace, changing culture of work, changing workforce.</p><p>Stuart Parnes – Executive Director of The Connecticut Humanities Council joins us this morning.</p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69052 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: Connecticut Humanities Council and Work East Coast Longshoremen Strike Avoided http://wamc.org/post/east-coast-longshoremen-strike-avoided <p></p><p>A deal has been struck that for now averts a strike by 14,500 longshoremen at major ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.</p><p>A federal mediator announced Friday that an expired contract for workers in the International Association of Longshoremen would be extended for another 30 days while negotiations continue.</p><p>The longshoremen had been preparing for a possible strike Sunday that would probably have crippled operations at ports that handle about 40 percent of all U.S. container cargo.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 54707 at http://wamc.org Federal Grant To Help Low Income Nursing Students http://wamc.org/post/federal-grant-help-low-income-nursing-students <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A small college in Springfield Massachusetts has been awarded a federal grant for its nursing school.&nbsp; It will help respond to a&nbsp; national call for a more&nbsp; highly educated and ethnically diverse workforce in nursing.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 50529 at http://wamc.org Federal Grant To Help Low Income Nursing Students Berkshire Labor Market Trends Revealed in New Report http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-labor-market-trends-revealed-new-report <p>Today in Pittsfield, a detailed analysis of the Berkshire County labor market was presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to highlight the changes, strengths, and challenges facing workers and employers in region. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:21:50 +0000 Lucas Willard 48836 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Labor Market Trends Revealed in New Report CT Labor Officials Say Companies More Reluctant to Pay Unpaid Wages Due to Economy http://wamc.org/post/ct-labor-officials-say-companies-more-reluctant-pay-unpaid-wages-due-economy <p>Connecticut labor officials say the weak economy is making it harder to force companies to pay unpaid wages.</p><p>The Department of Labor says it recovered more than $5.5 million in unpaid wages for workers in Connecticut in the year that ended June 30. Officials responded to 3,800 complaints about unpaid wages.</p><p>That's down from $6.1 million recovered last year in response to 3,682 claims.</p><p>Gary Pechie, director of the wage and workplace standards division, said Friday that businesses are fighting state officials and refusing to pay. Other companies are out of business.</p> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 46918 at http://wamc.org CT Labor Officials Say Companies More Reluctant to Pay Unpaid Wages Due to Economy Occupy Albany Returns with Green, Pro-Labor Agenda http://wamc.org/post/occupy-albany-returns-green-pro-labor-agenda <p>Occupy&nbsp;Albany is back, this time with a specific platform to change New York government and politics.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Ian Pickus reports&hellip;</p><p>The group credited in part with pushing Governor Andrew Cuomo to accept a higher tax on millionaires plans opening ceremonies from noon to midnight Tuesday across from the Capitol, coinciding with international May Day protests.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 12:21:47 +0000 Ian Pickus 37991 at http://wamc.org Occupy Albany Returns with Green, Pro-Labor Agenda