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Linda Orange Backed by Healthcare, Education, Public Employees as "Champion for Working Families"

Rocky Hill - Citing her background in healthcare and strong legislative and public service records, members of the 29,000-strong AFT Connecticut are supporting the re-election of State Rep. Linda A. Orange. The labor federation's local union representing registered nurses (RNs) at William W. Backus Hospital is also formally backing the 48th House District incumbent's candidacy in the August 12th Primary Election. 
 

Teachers Need Your Tweets

There's an important conversation happening Thursday night, and we need your help - and your tweets - to make sure the right questions are asked. Former journalist Campbell Brown is going on "The Colbert Report" to spin a new lawsuit she's pushing in New York state. It's a copycat of Vergara v. California, and it would strip New York's teachers of key job protections like due process. 
 
We need to make sure Campbell Brown doesn’t get a free pass from the press. We’re launching #Questions4Campbell to make sure our voices are heard every time she makes an appearance.
 

Technical Professionals at Danbury Hospital Unite to "Advocate for Patients, Community, Families"

Danbury - Technical and clinical professionals who serve patients at Danbury Hospital are urging the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) to recognize their skills, loyalty and contributions toward the acute care facility's success. An organizing committee representing the nearly 300 healthcare workers released a "mission statement" urging the hospital's non-profit owners to respect their "decision to organize" and begin negotiations without delay.
 

Resolved to Improve Common Core Implementation

AFT Connecticut last month participated in the release of the recommendations by the Educators’ Common Core Implementation Task Force that the Malloy-Wyman Administration established in March. Both the governor and lieutenant governor joined us and announced the launch of the "Connecticut Core Initiative" to immediately begin putting the working group's proposals to work.
 
Delegates to the AFT national convention three weeks later passed a resolution in support of the promise and potential of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) while criticizing inadequate implementation efforts. 
 
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