Labor Secretary Perez lauds New Havens state prison reentry programs
09.20.16: - U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez saw first-hand how the correctional center’s Linking to Employment Pre-Release program helps individuals prepare for life after imprisonment. Joined by an entourage of elected officials, including Gov. Dannel Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3, and Mayor Toni Harp, Perez took a tour of a classroom at the correction facility located on Whalley Avenue.
In $15’s Wake, Fair Scheduling Gains Momentum
09.20.16: - At the federal level, in 2014, Representative Rosa DeLauro and Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced the Schedules that Work Act, which protects hourly workers from scheduling abuses—though with Republican control of Congress, the bill hasn’t gone anywhere.