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After Janus, We’re in It to Win It

(AFT, JUNE 28, 2018)--In a decision that surprised no one, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled against working people and in favor of billionaires and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, holding that requiring fair-share fees in public sector workplaces violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.

AFT CT 2018 Convention

Delegates endorsed Ned Lamont for governor. Click MORE for a recap from AFT CT President Jan Hochadel, view photos here, and see this video from AFT CT Chief of Staff Stuart Salvekoul, who drops truth on the anti-labor forces at work, including those behind the fallacy of "Right to Work."


Update on Furloughs, Longevity, Lump Sum

Word from payroll:

  • Deadline to use furlough time is June 30,. 
  • Both the $2,000 lump sum and the April 2018 longevity payment (for those eligible) will show up in the paycheck dated July 20.

Added May 3: Additional information about changing your withholdings for the July 20 paycheck.


Defending OT in Pension Calculations

STATE CAPITOL, MARCH 15, 2018--UHP President Bill Garrity was back at the Legislative Office Building today to testify before the Labor and Public Employees Committee over SB 461, "An Act Omitting Certain Pay From a State Employee's Final Average Salary Calculation on or After July 1, 2021."

Read his testimony.