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Mon Apr 30, 2018, 04:11 AM

Strike Is Back On for Care Workers for the Disabled

HARTFORD, CT — Workers who take care of the disabled through nine nonprofit agencies in Connecticut voted to authorize a strike that will begin 6 a.m., May 7.

That’s two days before the end of the legislative session. The 2,400 workers are hoping it gives legislators enough time to approve a budget that would increase their wages.

House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, said he was recently at a group home in his district and learned they lost two of their “house managers” to a dollar store.

“We’re talking about people who are giving care to our most vulnerable citizens and they’re going to put on a green smock at a dollar store because they’re making more money,” Aresimowicz said. “It just doesn’t seem fair.”

Read more: http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20180426_strike_is_back_on/

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