By Erica Varlese
State workers in Connecticut rejected a deal with Gov. Daniel Malloy that would lead to wage freezes and increased contributions to healthcare, but would have prevented thousands of layoffs.
A budget deal between Mayor Bloomberg and the United Federation of Teachers averted the predicted 4,100 layoffs.
More and more employees new to the workforce are working numerous part-time jobs to make ends meet.
The new rent regulations bill was approved last week in the state senate and includes many strengthening characteristics.
Wage theft is becoming an increasing problem in the recession, as workers are afraid that a job without pay is better than no job at all.
An article in the New York Times argues that taking a break from the Payroll Tax will help stimulate economic and job growth.