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.

CREC School Nurses Vote to Strengthen Voice, "Speak Out for Those Who Depend on Us"

Hartford - Registered and licensed practical nurses who provide vital student healthcare at schools operated by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) have overwhelmingly chosen to unite for a voice on the job. A Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations (SBLR) agent yesterday counted the ballots cast by the bargaining unit of 30 caregivers employed by the Hartford area's regional educational service center (RESC).
 

Spotlight: Retirees Demonstrate "Senior" Activism

Retired members of AFT Connecticut-affiliated unions do not fit easily into popular, preconceived notions of life after employment; particularly those who remain engaged in the labor movement. Tomorrow is National Senior Citizens Day, and we're taking time to spotlight a few who not only defy stereotypes, but who exemplify "seniority" in both knowledge and experience.
 

Fighting Forward for Patients, Celebrating Our "Everyday Hero"

Delegates from across the nation last month at our national union's biennial convention took action on several key resolutions designed to help improve the quality of patient care in America. The event also featured a highlight with special meaning for the nearly 100 members attending from Connecticut; the presentation of AFT's "Everyday Heroes" award to one of our very own.
 

Medical and Dental Assistants "Join Forces with Our Physicians and Nurses”

Hartford - Medical and dental assistants at the federally qualified health center (FQHC) that serves the capitol region yesterday voted for collective bargaining representation in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-supervised election. The employees cast their ballots three weeks after a majority of the unit sought voluntary recognition of their free choice to form a union from Community Health Services, Inc. (CHS). 
 
Click here to watch these caregivers share why they voted "Union YES."
 
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