AFT Local 3837

Response to Governor's Threat of "Very, Very Substantial" State Employee Layoffs

Union leaders in the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) made the following remarks today in response to Governor Dannel P. Malloy's comments yesterday regarding anticipated workforce layoffs:
 

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.
 

New Ebola Hotline for Healthcare Workers Launched

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) on Monday launched an information hotline to help ensure nurses and health professionals receive resources and training to prepare for and contain Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the US. This week print and online ads will promote the hotline here in Connecticut, as well as the District of Columbia, Alaska, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
 
Click here to see the first full-page newspaper ad.
 

AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer, AFT President to Rally Union Members, "GOTV" for Endorsed Candidates

Rocky Hill -- AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler and AFT President Randi Weingarten, accompanied by Governor Dannel Malloy and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty, on Sunday, October 26th will join union members at a Labor-to-Labor walk in Farmington to kick off "Get Out the Vote" (GOTV) efforts in support of the governor's race and other local elections.
 

AFT Connecticut Wins National AFT Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism

Rocky Hill - The American Federation of Teachers’ Connecticut affiliate has won the national union’s inaugural Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism for its work in protecting the jobs and benefits of state workers, while saving the state a projected $1.6 billion, AFT President Randi Weingarten announced today.
 
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