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Ray in AFT shirt from 2010

We wish Ray Bennettson a happy retirement! Ray arrived in 1996 and has been involved with UHP since very early in his UConn Health career, including as a steward, negotiating team member, convention delegate, UHP representative at SEBAC, and as an elected officer for the last 11 years.


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Perhaps UHP President Bill Garrity said it best, telling the CT Mirror:

“Taxpayer investments should not be used to boost private profits at the expense of patient care and over my dead body would I allow my members, who provide vital services at an affordable rate, to lose the critical benefits they rely on so that they can show up to work each day.”

Plus, read on for the latest statement from SEBAC. 

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Summer and her sunshine certificate

Our recording secretary shares her account of the AFT mobilizing trip of in Topeka, Kansas, where she represented UHP this spring.

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AFT CT delegation group portrait

UHP sends 14 delegates, with one bringing home Unionist of the Year honors.


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Bill and Shaneé with scholarship winner Erika Miñan’s daughter Areli Wong!

See highlights from our business convention, April 12 at the Aqua Turf!


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Labor Coalition Video

We and our UConn Health union siblings filled Keller March 1 to deliver the resounding message to keep UConn Health public for the public good!

Produced by AFT CT

"Raise Ratification" graphic

The results of our wage reopener ratification vote are in!


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Donna Pike asking a question, Shawn Brown watching

Did you miss the town hall with the UConn Health labor unions, Comptroller Sean Scanlon, Sen. Derek Slap, and Rep. Mike Demicco?

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"Raise Ratification" graphic

2.5% general wage increase July '24

Step increase January '25

Online ratification vote March 22-28

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