AFT Connecticut is a labor federation of 29,000 hard-working teachers and school support staff, nurses and healthcare workers, higher education faculty and public service workers from more than 90 local unions throughout the state.
#AFT14 National Convention
Over 3,000 delegates to the AFT national convention came to Los Angeles in July. Click here to watch and share a brief video with highlights that features Connecticut union members in action and being recognized for their efforts to "Reclaim the Promise."
2014 AFT CT Convention
The theme of the 67th Annual Convention on May 17th was “Picture This.” Click here for a video shown to delegates that reminds us how without unions, workers lack the power to stand up for themselves, their families and their communities.
Is your workplace prepared for an emergency? Click here for a printable, tri-fold brochure for members of AFT Connecticut-affiliated unions with answers to this and many questions related to workplace safety.
AFT President Randi Weingarten and nurse activists and leaders from across the country today gathered to highlight the need to involve nurses and health professionals in developing and implementing plans to respond to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). AFT Nurses and Health Professionals are calling on hospitals around the nation do more to protect and train their staffs, after two nurses caring for the Ebola patient in Texas contracted the deadly virus.
Click here for more information on EVD and resources for healthcare workers.
New London - Nurses, medical assistants, and healthcare workers at a Lawrence + Memorial Medical Group (LMMG) outpatient facility are reacting to progress in their effort to unite for a voice on the job. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regional director on Monday issued a decision clearing the way for employees at the Howard Street medical office building to vote to form a union. The decision followed an investigation by the federal employment agency that began when an overwhelming majority of the facility's employees signed cards expressing their desire to join AFT Connecticut.
Four of our state's public schools -- including two where AFT Connecticut members work -- have been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014. We offer our heartiest congratulations to all the educators and support personnel in Norwalk’s Thomas Jefferson Magnet School and Portland's Middle School for earning this extraordinary honor.
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