CT Legislative Agenda 2019

Save Call Center Jobs

The GOP tax bill passed in December 2017 slashed the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% with the promise that corporations would use their bigger profits to reinvest in their companies and workers. But in reality, it cuts taxes for the super-wealthy and corporations and actually makes it easier (and cheaper) for companies to send jobs overseas by taxing profit made abroad at an even lower rate.

Connecticut should not subsidize corporations that destroy jobs, should incentivize corporations to bring back good jobs, and needs high-quality jobs!

Paid Family Leave

No one should be forced to choose between the family they love, their own well being and the job they need. In 1990, three years before the Federal Government passed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Connecticut passed a state FMLA.  FMLA offers 12-16 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave, which workers can use to recover from an illness, to care for a new baby, or to care for a sick family member. But according to a follow-up study of the FMLA, 78% of employees who needed family or medical leave but didn’t take it said they didn’t take it because they couldn’t afford to lose any part of their income.

Paid family and medical leave will provide relief both to families and to businesses.

Raise the Minimum Wage

The benefits of gradually phasing in a $15 minimum wage would be far-reaching, lifting pay for many workers and reversing decades of growing pay inequality.