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Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future

Since that day in 1916, our strength has come from the diversity of our members — who now number 1.6 million across the nation and nearly 30,000 here in Connecticut — in all constituencies and from the proud history of our local and state affiliates. 
The next year will be about honoring our past and inspiring our future. We will showcase major events in our union’s history, and the role that AFT members and affiliates have played in major milestones like the civil rights movement, women’s rights and building the American middle class, to name just a few. We even applied for a commemorative stamp!
And we cannot do this without your input. Make sure your history and the amazing work your local union has been doing over the past 100 years is represented in our story.
Click here to share how the “union difference” has impacted your life and your community.
We are so proud of the work we have done in these last 100 years and look forward to what is to come.
In unity,
Randi Weingarten
AFT President
Lorretta Johnson
AFT Secretary-Treasurer
Mary Cathryn Ricker
AFT Executive Vice President
Melodie Peters
President, AFT Connecticut
Steve McKeever
First Vice-President, AFT Connecticut
Jean Morningstar
Second Vice-President, AFT Connecticut
P.S. Use the hashtag #AFT100 to Tweet your memories, “throw-back Thursdays” and celebrations all year!

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