Higher Education Faculty & Support Staff

Faculty and support staff at several higher education institutions across Connecticut are members of AFT Connecticut-affiliated unions. These educators hold a variety of positions in their institutions, ranging from full-time, part-time or adjunct faculty to research, clerical, administrative, security staff and more. Though each may have unique concerns and needs, they share goals of promoting academic and institutional excellence and securing the rights and respect they deserve as higher education professionals.

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Click here for policy recommendations a coalition that includes our union released in Fall, 2014 that would reduce higher education costs and solve the growing student debt crisis.

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.

AFT praises decision on race and diversity in admissions

The Supreme Court's June 24 ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin preserves past precedent that universities may consider race and ethnic diversity as one of many factors for admission.

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