Wyclef Jean Headlines Labor-Neighbor Solidarity Rally

The Internationally acclaimed Hip Hop artist joined community members, students, labor and clergy activists at the CORD (Communities Organized for Responsible Development) / SEIU 1199 co-sponsored Our Community, Our Jobs, Our Hospital rally to call on Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) to negotiate a community benefits agreement (CBA). Although CORD -with support from the Board of Aldermen and political leaders including state Senator Martin Looney and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro- went on to win an historic CBA with YNHH, many of its provisions have yet to be implemented. The struggle for labor and community rights continues.