AFT Connecticut represents PreK-12 teachers in school districts across Connecticut. AFT Connecticut is a proponent for teachers and education at the local level in our members' school districts and in the state legislature. From contract negotiations to student testing to pensions, AFT Connecticut works to protect teacher rights and provide professional support for members teaching in public schools.


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Watch and share this powerful video featuring union members in New Haven sharing how an administration willing to collaborate makes a difference with our AFT national president and Connecticut’s governor.

Statement on Office of Child Advocate Report on Newtown Shootings

Joint statement by AFT President Randi Weingarten, AFT Connecticut President Melodie Peters and Newtown Federation of Teachers President Tom Kuroski on the report released today by Connecticut's Office of the Child Advocate on the Dec. 14, 2012, killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown:
 

Vice-President Speaks at First Summit on Career and Technical Education

Career and technical education and workforce development create multiple pathways to high school and higher education graduation, real-world job skills and economic prosperity, speakers including Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday at the first Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development Summit. The event was co-hosted by the The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the AFL-CIO, the umbrella federation for U.S. unions.
 
Click here to watch a brief video with highlights of the vice-president's remarks.
 

AFT Awards Grants for Connecticut, New York Teachers to Have Voice on Standards

Washington -- The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) announced today it has awarded AFT Innovation Fund grants for teachers in Connecticut and New York to offer solutions to problems with their state's rollout of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and AFT Connecticut were awarded the grants in a competition that was announced in July at the AFT convention. 
 

More than 100,000 Petition Signatures Delivered to Time

AFT President Randi Weingarten yesterday joined parents and teachers at the Time-Life Building in New York City to deliver more than 100,000 petition signatures to Time magazine. The petition asked the editors to apologize for its misleading November 3 cover, which casts teachers as "rotten apples" needing to be smashed by Silicon Valley millionaires with no experience in education.
 
Click here to watch brief video of the petition delivery.
 
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