Nurses and Health Professionals

AFT Connecticut is the largest union of acute care hospital workers in the state, representing approximately 10,000 nurses and allied health professionals. The labor federation's members work in 10 of the state’s hospitals. From securing strong contracts to establishing safe staffing requirements, AFT Connecticut works to improve working conditions for all healthcare workers and provide its members with career training and professional development.

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Click here to hear nurses at Backus Hospital in Norwich on the 5th anniversary of forming their union reflect on what they have won for their patients and their profession.

Workers at Community Health Services, Inc. Vote to Join AFT Connecticut

The workers at Community Health Services, Inc. (CHS) in Hartford voted Feb. 1 to join AFT Connecticut. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) oversaw the election.

Saundra McCauley named AFT 2012 Everyday Hero

AFT has named Saundra McCauley, a School Nurse, from West Haven Federation of Teachers and School Nurses, Local 1547, a 2012 Everyday Hero.

New Study Shows Labor-Management Partnerships Improve Patient Care

Patient care improves and costs come down as a result of labor and management partnerships, according to a new Cornell University study.

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