AFT Connecticut represents thousands of school-related personnel (PSRP) in local and regional districts across the state. PSRPs work as paraeducators, teaching assistants, tutors, secretaries, school nurses, custodians and others who provide critical services that support student learning. From contract negotiations to professional development, AFT Connecticut works to secure the pay, benefits, conditions and respect they deserve as both professionals and “the engine that keeps their schools running.”
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Click here for the state education department website’s School Paraprofessional Advisory Council page.
It was a shooting at a high school in Michigan in 2021 that compelled union activists to co-found Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence. Together, they sought to elevate stories of gun violence in schools and communities in order to change policies. They additionally committed to making resources and support available to educators, support staff […]
The combination of solidarity, persistence and patience is a potent formula for fueling labor-management negotiations aimed at substantially moving the needle for union members. That has proven to be the case for several recent contract wins featuring significant economic gains. Our latest collective bargaining report spotlights a victory rooted in unity and tenacity by paraprofessionals […]
While AFT Connecticut’s annual convention is an opportunity for state federation leadership to take action on priority policy initiatives, it’s also a time to lift up members. The 2023 event’s agenda included a return to the announcement of scholarship program winners as well as the presentation of citations, recognitions and awards. The theme of the […]