About Us

AFT Connecticut is a statewide labor federation of more than 90 local unions throughout the state, and is governed by elected leaders, including a president, executive vice president, first vice president, secretary-treasurer and 28 vice presidents. All are elected by the membership and represent AFT Connecticut members from locals throughout the state. Elections are conducted every two years at the federation’s statewide convention.

Click here to access the current AFT Connecticut Constitution & Bylaws (revised May, 2023).

Click here to access the AFT Connecticut Policy Book (revised Dec., 2018).

Click here for a new member “welcome” letter from our state federation president.

Every local is unique and operates autonomously, with each local’s governing body and membership making decisions in their own best interests. Locals vary in size from less than 10 members to more than 2,000. No matter how large or small, every AFT Connecticut affiliate receives support and assistance from AFT Connecticut.

We are the proud state federation of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers (AFT). We also represent local chapters of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of University Professors (AAUP), which affiliated with AFT in 2022 to create the nation’s largest higher education union.

Click here for the national AFT website.

Click here for the national AAUP website.

Our national union is part of the 10-million-member American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), including its 200,000 member state federation and regional labor councils

Click here for the Connecticut AFL-CIO website.

Click here for the national AFL-CIO website.