New Leadership to Carry On "Solution Driven Unionism"

Rocky Hill - New officers chosen to serve AFT Connecticut through 2017 have taken office and recommitted the statewide labor organization's ongoing community engagement, worker organizing, collective bargaining and political activism efforts. Delegates representing affiliated local unions in May elected the federation's president, executive vice president, first vice president, secretary/treasurer and 22 vice presidents for two-year terms effective today.

Voice for All Workers at Risk in High Court Case

Union leaders are expressing disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today to hear arguments in a case challenging fees that support wage increases and benefits for non-member workers. A majority agreed to take up Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), which endangers the legal precedent allowing "fair share" fees to support public sector unions' collective bargaining costs.
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Court Decision on Affordable Care Act is Win for Working Families

The U.S. Supreme Court got it right on access to affordable healthcare in its ruling released today in the King v. Burwell case. In a 6 to 3 decision the majority of justices upheld key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the law enacted in 2010 that expanded coverage to millions of Americans.
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Rowland Layoffs Class Action Update

Now that the legislature has approved the settlement in the lawsuit over former Governor John Rowland’s illegal layoffs in 2003 it is important to identify all impacted state workers. The attorneys representing the lead plaintiffs and the coalition of Connecticut state employee unions last fall mailed questionnaires to affected state workers to begin the process. Union members who did not complete it can still do so.
Click here for the questionnaire.
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