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Nearly 150 group home workers go on strike, others settle

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Nearly 150 unionized group home workers who serve more than 160 individuals with disabilities across Connecticut are striking. The employees at Sunrise Inc., which operates 28 group homes and day programs in the state, walked off the job at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Meanwhile, another 100 employees have reached an agreement with their employer, Alternative Services of Connecticut or ASI, have called off their threatened strike. So far, nearly 1,000 union workers have signed new wage and benefit agreements with their group home and day program agencies in recent weeks that rely on more than $184 million in additional state funding.

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