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Labor Community Celebrates Signing of $15 Minimum Wage Bill

"Connecticut just got a raise," state Senator Julie Kushner told the crowd assembled to watch Governor Ned Lamont sign into law a bill that will increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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CEA Joins Call for a Living Wage, Paid Family Leave

Many labor unions are advocating improved conditions for working families this legislative session, and the CEA Board of Directors formally joined them recently by passing resolutions in support of raising the minimum wage and ensuring paid family leave.

“When children don’t have a safe home, enough to eat, or regular medical care they’re not able to focus on academics when they come to school,” says CEA President Jeff Leake. “When parents have to work two or three jobs to pay the rent they don’t have time to read to their children, to help with homework, or to attend school events. Ensuring a living wage would help Connecticut families provide a brighter future for their children.”

Studies have also found that when families’ financial situation improves their children experience improved emotional and behavioral health. Read more