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Feb 21: Speak Out to Save Health & Retirement Benefits

Anti-worker politicians in the Connecticut legislature are trying to silence the voices of teachers, firefighters and all public employees and strip their rights to negotiate a better future. A proposed bill would roll-back the ability to collectively bargain over pensions or medical insurance, stealing working families’ access to affordable care or retirement security.
Join us at the public hearing on this bill and help build resistance to attacks on working families at the State Capitol:

WHEN: Tuesday, February 21 beginning at 2:00PM (the hearing will run into the evening, so come when you can).
WHERE: The Legislative Office Building, located next to the State Capitol in Hartford at 300 Capitol Avenue (free parking is available in the adjacent garage).
HOW: Send email to or call 860/257-9782 to sign-up to attend and get tips on how to submit testimony; send email to for assistance with transportation.
This is the first of over 100 proposed bills attacking the rights of working people to have a public hearing, and among the most egregious. If passed, it would bring us a step closer to Wisconsin, where politicians destroyed collective bargaining and made the state a worse place to live and work.
Bring another union member, wear your AFT tee-shirt and help show we're "all in" to win this fight not just for ourselves, but for all of Connecticut's working families.
More to come, and in solidarity,
Teri Merisotis
Legislative Advocate, AFT Connecticut
Jim Vigue
Legislative Advocate, AFT Connecticut

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