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Connecticut Department of Public Health pushes FMLA bill with email encouraging organizations to testify at hearing

On Tuesday afternoon, the Connecticut Department of Public Health sent out an email marked “high” importance, encouraging organizations to testify before the Labor Committee on Thursday in support of a paid family medical leave bill.

The email sent from DPH raises concerns regarding the agency’s use of state time and resources in pushing for legislation that many business leaders and organizations say will ultimately hurt their ability to hire employees.

New Haven firefighters local union files suit to leave state-wide union

At a press conference on the steps of the Connecticut Supreme Court building, firefighter and president of the New Haven Firefighters Local 825, Frank Ricci, announced the New Haven firefighters have filed suit against the state-wide firefighters union.

Ricci called leadership of the Uniformed Professional Firefighters Association “scammers” who have taken the dues money of New Haven firefighters and “misappropriated” it for their own use.

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