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.

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.
 

AFT's Three-Point Strategy on Ebola Preparedness

AFT President Randi Weingarten and nurse activists and leaders from across the country today gathered to highlight the need to involve nurses and health professionals in developing and implementing plans to respond to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). AFT Nurses and Health Professionals are calling on hospitals around the nation do more to protect and train their staffs, after two nurses caring for the Ebola patient in Texas contracted the deadly virus.
 
Click here for more information on EVD and resources for healthcare workers.
 

Turning Up the Heat to "Reclaim the Planet"

The sense of doom that motivated an estimated 310,000 people to converge on the Upper West Side of New York City on Sunday for the People's Climate March did not dampen their hope and optimism for a vision of a green future. Swelling the crowd were hundreds of AFT members and thousands of trade unionists from the more than 70 labor organizations that were co-sponsors of the day's events.
 
Click here to watch a brief video on the historic event.
 

This Labor Day, Take the Pledge to Stand with Working People

The very first Labor Day was created to acknowledge and honor working people who aspired to the American dream and fought for a better life for themselves and their families. Together, each and every day, we build on the work they began decades ago. 
 
As a union that is 1.6 million members strong, we are immensely proud of who we are, and we thank our members for the work they do.
 
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