School Nurses

CREC School Nurses Vote to Strengthen Voice, "Speak Out for Those Who Depend on Us"

Hartford - Registered and licensed practical nurses who provide vital student healthcare at schools operated by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) have overwhelmingly chosen to unite for a voice on the job. A Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations (SBLR) agent yesterday counted the ballots cast by the bargaining unit of 30 caregivers employed by the Hartford area's regional educational service center (RESC).

School Nurses: The Intersection of Health and Education

A panel discussion last month reinforced what our member school nurses have long known; qualified health professionals in every school make a difference in improving students' health and achievement. The session on the impact of school-based care was sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute, AFT, the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN).
Click here to watch the full event.

Nurses Converge on Capitol Hill for Patient and Caregiver Safety

As National Nurses Week came to a close, nurses and health professionals convened in Washington, D.C., to talk directly to their representatives in Congress. AFT on May 12 organized the effort to bring union leaders and members from across the country to the nation's capitol and advocate for improved safety in the healthcare industry.
Click here to watch the nurses share their experience.
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