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.
 

Comments on Meriden Teachers Union Leader Appointed to State Board of Education

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on today's appointment of Meriden Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1478 President Erin Benham to the Connecticut State Board of Education (SBOE):
 
 

US Education Chief's Remarks on Testing are a "Good Step, If Not Just Words"

Washington, D.C. - Today in a back-to-school event that included a panel with teachers who are members of AFT-affiliated unions, U.S. Secretary of Arne Duncan thanked educators for their dedication. He also formally announced that states can take an extra year before they have to integrate test scores into their teacher evaluation systems - action that AFT President Randi Weingarten called for more than a year ago.
 

Comments on Resignation of Connecticut Education Department Chief

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on the announcement today by the Malloy-Wyman Administration that the State Department of Education's commissioner would not serve a second term:
 
 
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