Regarding The News Times coverage of the Stop & Shop strike — “Two Republican Sightings on Picket Lines” — treats the matter akin to sighting rare birds. It’s appropriate, then, that the Mayor of Danbury tweets his presence. As members of the party that is tone-deaf to the needs of working people, it’s a tiny glint of sunshine, albeit on a job action that has been widely supported by our community.
Not so rare has been support from Democratic elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. If you talk to strikers, they can tell you of visits and support from Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy and others. Local Democratic Connecticut state senators and representatives have also expressed support in words and action.