Now that the state has engaged the Cain Brothers to do “an analysis of the health care market,” we are holding an institution-wide information session on what the governor’s team is telling us and what we’re hearing about his plans.
The executive council of the AFT Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution guiding the union on workplace vaccination policies. The resolution is one of several passed by the council since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, designed to protect the health and safety of AFT members and the communities we serve. It was brought to the council in light of the significant change in circumstances with the Delta variant and rising COVID-19 cases, infections in children and our ongoing effort to educate members and communities on the importance of vaccination. In response to the passage, AFT President Randi Weingarten said, “Throughout this pandemic, our No. 1 priority as a union has been to keep our members, our communities and those we serve safe. COVID is mutating, it’s spreading to kids, and vaccines remain our best defense to protect people and prevent the spread of disease; prevent hospitals from overflowing; keep our economy functioning, plus reopen—and keep open—our schools for full-time in-person learning.”
UHP Day at Dunkin' Donuts Park was a washout. But even without being able to go to the game together, we still were able to support two good causes — plus, there's still a little bit of the season left to swap your Aug. 22 ticket for another game! VP for Community Outreach Robin Washington Addison has
Our grievance over UConn Health’s failure to provide double time to hourly employees who continued to report to work during the pandemic has been denied in arbitration. This is the final step in our fight. See the arbitrator’s full ruling.
AFT-CT invited our VP for commuincation, Chris DeFrancesco, to co-host the July episode of the "AFT in Action" podcast. Chris joined AFT-CT President Jan Hochadel to interivew State Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney about the recently completed legislative session and the work that remains.