Public Employees

AFT Connecticut represents thousands of public employees in nearly all agencies in Connecticut’s Executive and Judicial branches, as well as the Office of Higher Education. Our members provide a diverse range of vital services; healthcare, vocational education, financial management and planning, probation and child support enforcement, higher education administration and faculty, banking and fiscal regulation, forensic investigations and analysis, and facilities inspection and enforcement.
 
Our federation is also part of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), which serves to unite all fifteen unions representing approximately 50,000 full and part-time Connecticut state workers. The coalition was recognized in 1986 by Public Act 86-411 to negotiate with the State on healthcare and retirement security, which impact its individual unions' active members, as well as retirees.

Career Technical Education: Leading by Example

Excellent career and technical education (CTE) programs are an irreplaceable bridge from high school to productive middle-class lives for many students, and Congress must recognize that fact by placing excellent CTE at the heart of its overall strategy for schools. That is the message an AFT Connecticut union leader delivered last week to a U.S. Senate panel in Washington, D.C.
 

Clinton Initiative Praises Union Pension Investments

Our AFT national president last week had a unique opportunity to share the positive impact that union pension fund investments are having on rebuilding the nation's infrastructure at the winter meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). There she also discussed the AFT's work in areas such as career and technical education (CTE) and rewriting the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
 
Click here to watch video of the meeting's plenary session.
 

Anthem Insurance Security Breach

A massive cyber attack of health insurance plan provider Anthem reported last week has the potential to impact nearly 200,000 active and retired state employees and their families. According to the company, hackers obtained access to personal information from current and former customers such as names, birthdays, medical IDs, social security numbers, street and email addresses, as well as employment and income data.
 
Click here for Anthem's website for customers' questions on the breach.
 

Vice-President Speaks at First Summit on Career and Technical Education

Career and technical education and workforce development create multiple pathways to high school and higher education graduation, real-world job skills and economic prosperity, speakers including Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday at the first Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development Summit. The event was co-hosted by the The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the AFL-CIO, the umbrella federation for U.S. unions.
 
Click here to watch a brief video with highlights of the vice-president's remarks.
 
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