Note – updates on the impact of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak on certified educators and members of PreK-12 local unions will be linked here.
Click here for results of our board of education (BOE) union coalition return to school survey (Jan 11, 2022).
Click here for Department of Public Health (DPH) guidance on mandatory school employee vaccinations (Jan. 4, 2022).
Click here for the state Department of Education (SDE)’s COVID-19 self-test kits distribution plan (Jan. 3, 2022).
Click here for the federal education department website’s COVID-19 resources page (Dec. 30, 2021).
Click here for the SDE website’s COVID-19 resources page (Sep. 14, 2021).
Click here for our national union’s COVID-19 resources for PreK-12 teachers (Aug. 14, 2021).
Click here for our legal counsel’s memo on COVID-19 and employment rights (Jul. 27, 2020).
AFT Connecticut represents PreK-12 educator in school districts across Connecticut and is a proponent for public schools at the local level in members’ districts and in the state legislature. From contract negotiations to student testing to pensions, our federation works to protect teachers’ rights and provide professional support for members serving PreK-12 youth.
Click here to access our PreK-12 Council’s open Facebook group. *
Click here to access Share My Lesson’s free resources for educators.
Click here to access Donors Choose and help teachers in need of supplies for their classrooms.
* requires approval to participate; does not require FB user account to access.
Unions in the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), which includes ten AFT Connecticut-affiliated locals, in the spring of 2022 began negotiations with agency chiefs over pandemic hazard pay. Labor leaders had previously agreed to set the issue aside for future resolution in talks that eventually produced agreements for four-year contracts covering more than 40,000…
Effectively teaching and supporting students, whether in PreK-12 or higher education settings, requires the entire school or college community to embrace a “whole child” approach. That is one of the central themes of a recently published op-ed by Christopher Trombly (speaking in photo, below), a member of our recently affiliated CSU-AAUP. It drives his demands…
Nearly 40 years ago, two provisions in the Social Security Act were created with the intent of equally treating workers who pay Social Security taxes throughout their careers and those who do not on all of their earnings. However, the provisions—the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO)—have caused nearly 2 million…