AFT Connecticut represents faculty and staff at several higher education institutions across Connecticut. Our members hold diverse positions in their institutions, ranging from full-time, part-time or adjunct faculty to research, clerical, administrative, security staff and more. Though each group of employees may have unique concerns and needs, they share the goals of promoting academic and institutional excellence and securing the workplace rights and respect they deserve as higher education professionals.

Weingarten Lays Out Bold Call to Move Country Forward

AFT President Randi Weingarten kicked off the AFT national convention in Los Angeles yesterday by outlining a bold plan to both fight back and fight forward to reclaim the promise of America and create economic and educational opportunity for all.
 
Click here for the text of President Weingarten's "State of the Union" speech.
 

AFT's Weingarten Fights Forward with President Obama on Student Loan Reform

Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten on today's signing by President Barack Obama of an executive order to make student loans more affordable and which several AFT members attended:
 

The "Wall Street Skim" on Higher Education

As if student debt levels soaring to more than $1.2 trillion isn't shocking enough, a new report released by AFT on May 22 shows that a large portion of the billions Americans spend on higher education each year ends up in the pockets of Wall Street and other financial profiteers.
 
Click here to watch a video about the findings, download the report and take action.
 

Rate rise will put higher education out of reach for many

Millions of American students and their families face sharply higher college costs today as the limit on student loan interest expired in the absence of congressional action and the rate doubled to 6.8 percent for all new subsidized federal loans.

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