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June 29, 2023

President Bill Garrity has the latest in this video update.

Lorrie Tripp, longtime UHP steward and former officer, has called it a career after three decades with UConn Health. We thank her for her service and wish her the best in retirement! MORE
Congratulations to UConn Health's winners of 2023 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing — all six of whom are UHP members! MORE
Four constitutional amendments were passed at the 2023 business convention. MORE

What unions do


In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest New York Times  column, she describes what it is exactly that unions do. Though unions are the most popular they have been in decades, anti-union sentiment still thrives in red states and across the nation. “Several years ago, The Atlantic ran a story whose headline made even me, a labor leader, scratch my head: ‘Union Membership: Very Sexy,’” Weingarten writes in the column. “The gist was that higher wages, health benefits and job security—all associated with union membership—boost one’s chances of getting married. Belonging to a union doesn’t actually guarantee happily ever after, but it does help working people have a better life in the here and now.” Click through to read the full column.

Congratulations to Shaneé Reid, elected as VP for Membership Activities, and to Summer Lambert, re-elected as recording secretary. MORE