AFT Connecticut represents public employees in many Connecticut state agencies, including the State Vocational-Technical High School system, the University of Connecticut and more. No matter where they work, all AFT Connecticut public employee members strive to provide the high quality service Connecticut citizens deserve while working in their local unions to secure the fair pay, benefits, working conditions and respect due them as public employee professionals.

State Workers to Expand Wellness Program, Build on "Collaboration" to Achieve Savings

Hartford - Connecticut public service professionals today announced efforts to expand the Health Enhancement Program (HEP) to the state's municipalities and school districts through public education and engagement of local elected officials. A $25,000.00 "Solution-Driven Unionism" grant awarded in October by AFT to their Connecticut affiliate in recognition of the innovative employee wellness plan will help fund the campaign. The goal is to empower communities across Connecticut to model the negotiations between the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) and Governor Dannel P. Malloy that produced the HEP. 
 

AFT Connecticut Wins National AFT Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism

Rocky Hill - The American Federation of Teachers’ Connecticut affiliate has won the national union’s inaugural Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism for its work in protecting the jobs and benefits of state workers, while saving the state a projected $1.6 billion, AFT President Randi Weingarten announced today.
 

State of Connecticut Announces Special Open Enrollment for Same-Sex Spouses

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) that effectively barred same-sex married couples from being recognized as "spouses" for purposes of federal law. The State of Connecticut has announced a special open enrollment period for state employees and retirees who wish to add a same-sex spouse to the State’s health plan.

State Union Coalition Hails Court Decision on Rowland Layoffs

After nearly a decade, the Second Circuit Court's opinion invalidating John Rowland's layoff of nearly 3,000 state employees is a tremendous victory for the free speech rights of all Americans. The court held that when a governor punishes people because of the group to whom they belong – whether it's a union or a political party, or a religion – he or she violates our Constitution's most cherished provisions.

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