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John Brady was elected in May, 2015 by delegates to AFT Connecticut’s 68th biennial convention to serve as executive vice president for the labor federation. The title was formerly first vice-president and was changed following adoption at the event of proposed new Constitution & Bylaws language.
John was the first president of the Backus Federation of Nurses, the local affiliated union he and fellow caregivers organized at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich in 2011. He shared his experience in testimony before the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) which helped guide the federal agency recommend and adopt new rules governing union elections.
Additionally John has been very active in organizing and political activity on behalf of AFT, including service on the Small Union Task Force. He participated in the leadership orientation for the National Federation of Nurses during their affiliation with our national union and has presented at AFT Nurses and Health Professionals’ issues conferences.
In addition to his labor movement advocacy, John has spent his professional career as a caregiver. He recently retired from Backus Hospital after 16 years of service as an emergency department registered nurse. John also serves on the state public health department’s Quality of Care Advisory Committee.
John and his wife Michelle reside in Sterling and have two children and three grandchildren.