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Court Decision on Affordable Care Act is Win for Working Families

The U.S. Supreme Court got it right on access to affordable healthcare in its ruling released today in the King v. Burwell case. In a 6 to 3 decision the majority of justices upheld key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the law enacted in 2010 that expanded coverage to millions of Americans.
 
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Rowland Layoffs Class Action Update

Now that the legislature has approved the settlement in the lawsuit over former Governor John Rowland’s illegal layoffs in 2003 it is important to identify all impacted state workers. The attorneys representing the lead plaintiffs and the coalition of Connecticut state employee unions last fall mailed questionnaires to affected state workers to begin the process. Union members who did not complete it can still do so.
 
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Sen. Warren Charts Bold Path to College Affordability

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) this week reached beyond recent calls for student loan forgiveness and free community college to urge the nation toward an entirely debt-free education. Warren unveiled her proposal during a forum hosted by AFT and the Albert Shanker Institute noting specific actions to ease the debt she says is drowning young people, and drowning the country's future.
 
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Teachers at Windham Charter School Ratify First Contract

Willimantic - Teachers who educate the students of Path Academy Windham on Tuesday ratified a two-year contract with the school's administration and charter management organization, Our Piece of the Pie®, Inc. (OPP®) The members of the recently organized Windham Charter School Federation of Teachers (WCSFT) overwhelmingly approved the collective bargaining agreement negotiated in what educators describe as an atmosphere of mutual respect.
 
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