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Shelton Cafeteria Workers Deliver Petition To School Board

by Barbara Jelacic | Letter To The Editor | Nov 17, 2017 1:23 pm | Comments (0)


L217 Shelton Cafeteria Workers at Board of Ed Meeting from UNITE HERE Connecticut on Vimeo.

On November 15, 2017, my co-workers and I attended the Shelton Board of Education meeting to deliver over 500 signatures on a petition of community support for our campaign.

Before the meeting, we held a candlelight demonstration outside the building and sang the classic civil-rights era song “We Shall Not be Moved.” The lyrics of this song accurately reflect our determination to protect our jobs.

I gave brief remarks at the meeting, which I want to share with the Shelton community as an update on our campaign:

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Shelton Cafeteria Worker’s Husband Asks For Community Support

by Manfred Schlaich | Letter To The Editor | Nov 15, 2017 6:08 pm | Comments (0)

My wife has been a school café server since 2004. Every day she heads off to work with a smile because she absolutely loves her job, mostly she loves the children that she serves each day.

Unfortunately, all of the cafeteria workers are facing tough contract negotiations with Whitsons, the company which won the bid for the lunch program. They still have no contract.

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Letter: Shelton School Board Should Listen To Cafeteria Workers

by Margaret Greene | Letter To The Editor | Nov 15, 2017 1:54 pm | Comments (0)

As a career food service worker and proud Shelton resident, I am writing to share some of what I have learned about my industry. I believe my perspective is relevant to our community conversation about labor standards in the Shelton Public School cafeterias.

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Letter: Hold School Board Accountable In Shelton

by Gloria Timpko | Letter To The Editor | Nov 14, 2017 2:47 pm | Comments (0)

As a working woman with deep family roots in Shelton, I have been following the story of what is happening to our public school cafeteria workers. Like most of us, I have many relatives who work in our public schools and take pride in the work they do every day for our students. These jobs are an important part of the economic health of our city. We cannot lose sight of this, even when budgets are tight.

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‘Alderman Art’ Wishes Good Luck Upon New Administration In Derby

by Alderman Art Gerckens | Letter to the Editor | Nov 14, 2017 2:18 pm | Comments (0)

Facebook My old coach Lou DeFilippo once said, “Boys, when we win, we do so with dignity and class, and when we lose, we do the same.”

I did not expect to see a change in the outcome due to the recount and mercifully there was not a change.

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Letter: Tickey Thanks Shelton Voters

by Jimmy Tickey | Letter To The Editor | Nov 14, 2017 10:23 am | Comments (0)

I am grateful for voters support as I was re-elected to the Planning & Zoning Commission.

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Gildea Thanks Derby Voters

by Jim Gildea | Letter to the Editor | Nov 9, 2017 12:08 pm | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Dear Voters:

I wanted to take a moment thank everyone who voted for me for the Derby Board of Education.

I am honored to serve and will do the best that I can to justify your support. As always, if you have questions, opinions to share or need assistance, please feel free to reach out to me. I can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Shelton Candidate Hopes To Open Budget Process

by Jason Jones | Letter to the Editor | Nov 3, 2017 2:01 pm | Comments (0)

My name is Jason Jones I’m running for the board of aldermen in Shelton’s Second Ward.

I moved to Shelton after attending college at the University of Bridgeport, where I studied politics and economics and came to understand the value and a government run by and for the people.

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Henri: Pride Is Up, Taxes Are Down In Ansonia

by Patrick Henri | Letter to the Editor | Nov 3, 2017 12:22 pm | Comments (0)

After two terms of serving on Ansonia’s Board of Aldermen (BOA), I have opted not to run again.

My days and nights are not my own so I need to establish a better balance and rediscover what “free time” is while still working full time and continuing my responsibilities with the Navy Reserve and the American Legion.

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Widomski: Shelton Can’t Develop Just For The Sake Of Development

by Mark Widomski | Letter to the Editor | Nov 3, 2017 12:10 pm | Comments (0)

I have been a Shelton resident all my life. I attended Shelton schools and volunteered with the Huntington Fire Company for over a decade.

I was later involved with the Shelton Youth Soccer Organization and the fathers clubs as my children grew up. I watched Shelton transition from a sleepy bedroom/farm community to the city it is today.

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