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The annual business convention is the highest decision-making body of AFT Connecticut. Each local has a process to elect representatives to serve as delegates to the convention and who serve as decision makers on AFT Connecticut business and issues.
Local unions must maintain affiliation in "good standing" with AFT Connecticut, our AFT national union, the Connecticut AFL-CIO, and local central labor councils in order to seat convention delegates.
Delegates vote for AFT Connecticut’s officers in odd-numbered years and adopt a budget in the alternating years. Delegates also take action on proposed amendments to the constitution, as well as any resolutions submitted that define AFT Connecticut policy and positions on a variety of issues.
The Joseph H. Soifer Award and the Unionist of the Year are also presented during the convention to members who exemplified the mission of AFT Connecticut over the previous year.
Click here for convention-related bylaws, Arts. I - VII, from the AFT Connecticut Constitution.

IB ImageThe theme of the 2019 business convention recognized the immense challenges facing union members, the wider labor movement and working people today in America. The agenda included votes on policy proposals and state federation leadership as part of our movement's efforts to build a brighter future for all working people in America.
Click here to watch video with our national union president's remarks.
Click here for photos of delegates and guests at the event.
Click here to watch video with our state federation president’s annual report.