On Tuesday night, February 24, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. the Connecticut State Legislature Labor Committee will be holding a public hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony on legislation that is being proposed this year to change the prevailing wage and unemployment compensation laws in the State of Connecticut.
Some of these changes include enacting a waiting period of 1 week or up to 30 days before you will be eligible to collect benefits once you are laid off. There are also proposals to reduce the amount of weekly benefits payable and increasing the amount of earnings you would need before you are eligible to collect. In addition, there are proposals to eliminate the prevailing wage on State funded projects.
These proposed laws, if enacted will be devastating to our members and to the rest of our brothers and sisters in the Building Trades. As such, Boilermakers Local Lodge No. 237 is requesting as many as possible attend this hearing. The hearing will be held at Middletown City Hall, 245 Dekoven Drive, Middletown, CT – a parking lot is next door to city hall.