AFT Connecticut's July Newsletter

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here is your July, 2018 e-newsletter (with updates since early June):

Despite the nation's high court siding with a shadowy network of dark money donors, members of AFT Connecticut-affiliated locals aren't backing down from the fight ahead. Click here for photos of the post-Janus "U and I in Union" message delivered to their communities.
Labor leaders on June 27 gathered in Hartford to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court's majority decision in the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 lawsuit. Click here for our report on the Connecticut labor movement's reaction to the union-busters behind the case.
A retired union member last month traveled to Massachusetts to help caregivers there empower the Bay State's voters to choose improved hospital staffing regulations. Click here to share a veteran nurse's commentary on her passion and commitment to "providing safe patient care."
Delegates from local affiliates in late June participated in the next phase of the Connecticut AFL-CIO's endorsement process as its biennial political convention resumed. Click here to share a video of union leaders after interviewing additional candidates for Congress and statewide office.
Members of three affiliates representing nearly 2,000 health professionals at L+M Hospital in New London in mid June approved tentative agreements for new contracts. Click here for photos of nurses and caregivers casting their ballots in their "tri-local" union ratification vote.
AFT Connecticut in mid June launched the first in a series of in-depth reports building on our social media promotion of local unions' negotiating victories. Click here to learn more about health professionals, state employees and paraeducators' recent successes achieved through collective action.
Union members in mid June joined labor and community allies in Hartford for another major demonstration organized by the Connecticut chapter of the Poor People's Campaign (PPC). Click here for photos at the rally where the focus was on defending public education and workers' rights.
A former West Haven Public Schools teacher's experience demonstrates how our "labor is your neighbor" program scores more than political points for active educators. Click here to meet a retiree whose colleagues helped elect her to a seat on their school board.
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