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.

Raising Haiti

Jessica Patti, a Backus Federation of Nurses RN, is founder and president of Raising Haiti, a non profit agency who’s mission is to help improve the social, educational, and medical conditions of the people of Haiti.

Annual food drive to benefit Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center.
Annual food drive to benefit Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center.

Living United

The Backus Federation of Nurses Local 5149 held their third food drive to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center in Southeastern Connecticut on March 9 bringing in 1,729 pounds of food.

New Affiliations Strengthen AFT Healthcare Constituency

In the past month three nursing groups have voted to affiliate with AFT making our union the third largest representative of nurses in the nation.

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.

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