Still no contract between AT&T and CWA

The Communcations Workers of America, one of the major players in the 99 Power movement, is still locked in negotiations for a new contract covering the benefits and rights of about 4,000 Connecticut AT&T workers. The contract between the union and the Texas-based telecommunications giant expired more than 18 days ago. [Read More]
Categories: General, Main Street

Former Latex International HR exec gets four years in the pen

A former human resources head at Shelton-based Latex International who pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.75 million was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison and will lose interest in three Vermont residences, six motorcycles and other vehicles, jewelry and furnishings in order to make restitution. U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport sentenced Newtown […] [Read More]

White House says insurers owe Conn. residents $14.5 million

The White House, citing a Kaiser Family Foundation report, said 212,106 Connecticut residents will receive $14.5 million in rebates from health insurance companies that failed to spend at least 80 percent of premiums collected on health care and related bills. Small businesses and the self-employed are expected to make up a large portion of this […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Insurance

CT Tax refund cards continue to trend negative

So, we’ve had some responses to Connecticut’s surprise decision to have Chase issue debit cards instead of cutting checks for state tax refunds. None have been positive. There are ways to avoid this next year: Go to your lawmaker and demand a change. Sign up for direct deposit. Claim more deductions so you won’t be […] [Read More]
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