Danbury Hospital Nurses and WCHN Adopt Agreement for New Three-Year Contract

Danbury - After collaborative negotiations with the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), members of the Danbury Nurses Union, Unit 47, AFT Local 5047 overwhelmingly ratified a tentative agreement with WCHN on Friday, April 4. The new collective bargaining agreement covers approximately 600 registered nurses (RNs) at Danbury Hospital through March 31, 2017.
 

Celebrating Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed a proclamation recognizing Connecticut’s public school paraeducators in honor of the day set aside to celebrate their vital role in student learning. Members of local AFT unions in our Paraprofessionals and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) Council were invited to attend the celebration and hear the governor say, "I support you."
 
Click here to see photos of the celebration with the governor.
 

Comments on L+M Hospital Union Leader Appointed to African-American Affairs Commission

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on the appointment of L+M Hospital Licensed Practical Nurses and Technical Employees, AFT Local 5051 President Stephanie Johnson to the Connecticut African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC):
 

Comments on Creation of Task Force with Classroom Educators to Review Common Core

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on the executive order signed today by Governor Dannel P. Malloy creating the Educators' Common Core Implementation Taskforce to review and make recommendations on improving implementation of new teaching standards:
 
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