Bristol Federation of Teachers

Benefits to Tackle the High Cost of Higher Ed

Our national union helps members and their families with grants to support professional development, achieve a post-secondary education or participate in graduate-level learning. When the Robert G. Porter Scholars Program winners were last July announced at the 2016 AFT Convention, a local teacher from Connecticut was among those honored. She was awarded $1,000.00 to assist with her continuing education —  and now encourages her colleagues to apply by the March 31 deadline for this year's benefit.

Organizing to Ensure "True Teacher Leadership Can Emerge"

Members of AFT Connecticut-affiliated unions earlier this month joined fellow educators and administrators from 18 other states in Washington, D.C. for the first-ever National Summit on Teacher Leadership. The two-day event brought union leaders and policymakers together to discuss the steps needed to promote the further development of classroom educators in public schools across the country.
Click here for a round-up of Tweets from the summit.

Bristol School Board, Teachers Union Reach Settlement on New Collective Bargaining Agreement

Bristol - Members of the Bristol Board of Education (BOE) and the Bristol Federation of Teachers (BFT) on Saturday concluded a three-year arbitrated contract settlement. Collective bargaining negotiations began in late-August and with no agreement reached by mid-November, the parties entered into binding arbitration. 
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