AFT Connecticut is the largest representative of acute care hospital workers in the state. In addition to RNs, LPNs, Technologists, and Service and Skilled Maintenance professionals, school nurses and visiting nurses are also represented. All AFT Connecticut healthcare members strive to provide the highest quality patient care.

Tech Professionals at Danbury, New Milford Hospitals Vote for Voice to Improve Care

Danbury - Surgical and radiology technologists, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and respiratory clinicians at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals on Friday voted "Union Yes" in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-supervised election. The caregivers cast their ballots 11 weeks after achieving majority status and seeking voluntary recognition of their union from the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN). The network refused, leading to lengthy and costly delays, a federal labor board hearing in October and Friday's secret ballot vote for the new bargaining unit of approximately 260 employees.
 

To Fight Ebola America Needs a "Top Doc" Now

In November of 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General of the United States. But right-wing politicians are standing in the way of his confirmation, leaving all of us without a "top doc" for the nation. Whether it’s the unprecedented spread of Ebola or a bad flu epidemic, healthcare workers are on the frontlines of public health scares and crises every day. There’s no place for politics when people are putting their lives on the line.
 
Click here to sign the petition to say you "stand with Vivek" for surgeon general.
 

New Ebola Hotline for Healthcare Workers Launched

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) on Monday launched an information hotline to help ensure nurses and health professionals receive resources and training to prepare for and contain Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the US. This week print and online ads will promote the hotline here in Connecticut, as well as the District of Columbia, Alaska, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
 
Click here to see the first full-page newspaper ad.
 

Comments on L+M Corp.'s Violation of "Core Principles" Labor Relations Agreement

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks in response to today's union election vote by caregivers at a New London Lawrence + Memorial Medical Group (LMMG) outpatient facility:
 
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