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June 29, 2023

President Bill Garrity has the latest in this video update.


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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
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Congratulations to UConn Health's winners of 2023 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing — all six of whom are UHP members! MORE
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Four constitutional amendments were passed at the 2023 business convention. MORE

What unions do

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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.

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