Journalists at the Hartford Courant have won the right to organize, just four days after they asked parent company Tribune Publishing to recognize the union . Organizers at the Connecticut newspaper had also filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board. "The company has agreed to voluntarily recognize the Hartford Courant Guild as the representative of certain newsroom employees at the Hartford Courant and Courant Community," Tribune Publishing said in a...
Before President Trump even uttered the words "national emergency" on Friday, there was already a lot of talk about legal challenges. Here's the central question: Is it constitutional for the president to ignore Congress' decision not to give him all the money he wants for a Southern border wall — and, instead, get it through a declaration of a national emergency? Trump clearly anticipates a court fight and is looking to the new hard-line conservative Supreme Court majority for help. As he...
Gaming revenue at MGM Springfield last month was the lowest it’s been since opening, according to figures released Friday from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
A Pittsfield state senator says his part of the state should benefit from the millions of dollars General Electric is giving back to Massachusetts.
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Residents of the Berkshires have rented out rooms in their homes for decades as a way to make extra income. But some innkeepers now say their room rentals are down because of competition from short-term rentals, like those found on Airbnb.
Opioid overdose deaths are down in Massachusetts. The latest quarterly data from the Baker administration show 4 percent fewer fatalities in 2018 as compared to 2017. Thats 82 fewer men and women who could not be revived after an overdose, according to preliminary estimates. The decrease in overdose deaths provides some hope that our approach to combating the opioid epidemic is having an impact, Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders said in a statement. We must maintain an...
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