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Reaction to Governor Malloy's Proposed Public Service Cuts

Leaders of unions in the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) made the following remarks today in response to state budget proposals released by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy:
 

Spotlight: Members as Mentors

Educators and support staff in PreK-12 classrooms and community college lecture halls work hard to assure positive outcomes for the young people they teach, instruct and help guide. For many of our union members, they see their responsibility to do more than simply educate; they are "mentors," too. As the month set aside to recognize the value of mentoring comes to a close, we're spotlighting members who fulfill this vital role both on and off the job.
 
Click here for President Obama's official 2016 National Mentoring Month proclamation.
 

Labor History Lesson: The Fight for Free Speech

AFT Connecticut Secretary-Treasurer Ed Leavy opened a recent column in his local union's "Vocational Instructor" newsletter saying, "the study of labor history is an exercise in finding hope." He found some much-needed hope in the story of the Spokane "Free Speech" movement, an "example of how people refused to let a corrupt system beat them:"
 

Talking Teacher Tenure

The issue of due process for PreK-12 teachers last week ignited a spirited exchange during a “Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education” panel discussion at the Albert Shanker Institute. "Teacher Tenure: An Outmoded 'Job For Life' or Essential Right to Due Process?" was the topic when some of education's major thought leaders gathered at AFT national union headquarters. The January 13 discussion was also live-streamed online to a national audience.
 
Click here to watch the full forum.
 
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