Trung Le, one of our front-line nurses, has been an outspoken advocate of on-the-job safety during the pandemic, sharing his first-hand account. See this video tribute that was just shown at the 2020 AFT Convention!
In harm’s way
One of the biggest storylines from the coronavirus pandemic is the lack of adequate personal protective equipment for healthcare workers in hospitals across the country. Trung Le’s hospital was no different. Le, a registered nurse with UConn Health and member of University Health Professionals/AFT Connecticut, often found himself reusing his PPE for a week or more.
Governor Ned Lamont in mid March offered his personal thanks and gratitude to state employees weathering the impact of the global COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic on Connecticut. His message was amplified by public health professionals who provided personal infection prevention tips, help with identifying symptoms and steps for seeking text and treatment of the disease.
Click here to watch and share their collective public service message, prepared for the members of the unions in the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC). The project was spearheaded by the UConn Health Labor
The work AFT members have done over the past year has been phenomenal, and this new video captures it by showing the powerful gains we've made as we raised our voices in the streets, in the press and through collective bargaining.
We've won contracts that have improved schools by leaps and bounds, won legislation that's funded education and protected patients, and scored countless wins for working people and their communities.
When people lose power, they respond in one of two ways: agonize or organize. As a union, we choose organize every single time.
(JUNE 27, 2018)--The ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court is in, siding, as expected, with the so-called "Right to Work" movement. Please watch this two-minute message from UHP President Bill Garrity and share with co-workers.