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New Study Shows ALEC's Advice on Jobs Suppresses Wages

A new study finds that state tax and regulatory policies recommended by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) fail to promote stronger job creation or income growth, and actually predict a worse performance.

Stipulated agreement concerning "late" removal of dependents

A state employee's divorce may end a former spouse's eligibility for family medical coverage. A penalty may have to be paid if the spouse is not promptly removed from the state's health insurance plan.

SEBAC Longevity Grievance Hearing

The State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) grievance on management receiving a longevity payment when unionized employees did not, will be heard by Arbitrator Roberta Golick on Dec. 13, 2012.

AFT members help with Superstorm Sandy relief effort

Hundreds of AFT members and staff took part in a "Day of Action" on Nov. 10 to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. AFT members from Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania traveled by bus to New York to volunteer with members of the United Federation of Teachers to distribute much-needed supplies, food and clothing to members in affected areas throughout parts of New York.

AFT Connecticut endorsed candidates win big on Election Day

IB ImageDespite the influx of millions of dollars from outside sources and candidates, labor won big on Tuesday night.

AFT Connecticut members get active for Election 2012

AFT Connecticut members have been making phone calls, writing postcards and knocking on doors in the final push to get out the vote for Election Day 2012.

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Getting out the vote

Across Connecticut, labor unions were out in force this past weekend calling and door knocking on union households to get out the vote for Election Day.

Resources to help you in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy did major damage to Connecticut. AFT Connecticut has information on resources to help you in the aftermath.

AFTCT Pres. Melodie Peters, Gov. Malloy and NHFT Pres. David Cicarella observe one of the HSC classes
AFTCT Pres. Melodie Peters, Gov. Malloy and NHFT Pres. David Cicarella observe one of the HSC classes

Governor visits union run high school

Tenisha Baker, Paraprofessional of the Year
Tenisha Baker, Paraprofessional of the Year

Tenisha Baker, Paraprofessional of the Year

Congratulations to Connecticut’s first Paraprofessional of the Year, Tenisha Baker, who is currently an instructional paraprofessional at Sunset Ridge Elementary Academy for Arts and World Language in East Hartford, Conn. She works with students in Grades 4 through 6 who often need support in language arts and math.

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