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Empowering Students to Learn the Lessons of Labor History

Public education, workers' rights and senior advocates yesterday joined the governor for the ceremonial signing of legislation to assist local school districts with teaching the history of the labor movement. The bill, which both chambers of the General Assembly passed in May with bipartisan support, was the culmination of years of grassroots advocacy by AFT Connecticut, union activists and legislators.
 
Click here for press coverage of the bill's final passage.
 

Court Hearing Set for Rowland Layoffs Settlement

State employee union members are receiving updates about the proposed settlement in the class action lawsuit against former Governor John Rowland at their homes and in their workplaces. Notices announcing a hearing on the settlement's final approval has been set for October 1 at the U.S. District Court in Hartford are being distributed to members employed since 2002.
 
Click here to access the latest worksite notice.
 

Caregivers to Offer "Better Choices than Proposed Shutdowns" at Windham Hospital

Willimantic - Nurses, technicians and healthcare workers at Windham Hospital are responding to management's agreement to enter formal talks over planned patient care and hospital staff reductions at the acute care facility. Wednesday's announcement followed three weeks of community engagement efforts led by caregivers and the region's legislative delegation designed to save services slated for closure by the hospital's non-profit owners.
 

Toward Racial Equity

More than 30 diverse member leaders from local unions across the country last month gathered in June for the first meeting of AFT’s Racial Equity Task Force. They met in Baltimore, where less than two months earlier six police officers were arrested on charges related to the mysterious injuries that killed 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody.
 
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